Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Traditional Greek Fish Soup (Fisherman soup)

A creamy, healthy and tasty Greek style soup, with lots of vegetables.

The Ingredients

1 kilo (2.2 Lb) of fish (grouper preferred, stone fish, cod, blackfish)
4-5 medium potatoes
4 medium dry onions
5 medium carrots
5 celery sticks
2 medium tomatoes
3-4 small zucchini
2 pieces of fresh ginger
½ cup olive oil
2 lemons
Salt and pepper to taste
1 liter of water (approximately)


1. Prepare all vegetables; wash well, peel potatoes, onions, carrots and tomatoes and keep in a bowl submerged in fresh water.

2. Clean the fish, de-scale and gutted, trim the fins off, wash well and strain.

3. Boil ¾ of liter water in a large pot with one onion, one piece of ginger and two celery sticks. Add the fish, salt and ½ of the oil.   Cook for 15-20 minutes over low heat. Once the skin of the fish starts popping off, the fish is ready.

4. Remove the fish from pot, remove skin and bones place in a fish plate and keep aside. 

5.Sheath the fish broth in a bowl and wash clean the pot.

6. Put all vegetables in the pot add the fish broth, the remaining oil and cook about 20-30 minutes or until softened. Add salt to taste and freshly grounded pepper.

7. Remove from heat, take a number of vegetables and keep them aside for fish decoration. Put the remaining vegetables in a blender and process, then, add them in the pot and stir well.

8. Boil the soup more 5 minutes to set, add the juice of two lemons and remove from the heat.

9. Serve soup in soup bowls with freshly ground pepper and


  1. Wow, this looks divine!Greek food is one of my favorites: a simple, fresh and healthy cuisine. Well done!

    1. Thank you, my dear, for your visit and your comment.
      I am happy because you like Greek Food.
      I will publish more recipes soon.
      Have a nice evening.