Check out this collection of 18 best fish soups and stews that celebrates easy, comforting, and delicious cooking. Learn how to use all kinds of fish in dishes that are designed to feed not only your body but also your soul.
Fish has become more and more popular as a delicious, low-fat, protein-rich alternative to meat. It fits well with today’s lifestyles since there are so many ways to cook it quickly and easily.
When you are looking for speed and simplicity, baked fish or sauteed in olive oil or butter is the easiest way to serve dinner during the week when everyone is busy.
On the other hand, when you go for a more elaborate, comforting meal, you can cook fish in a stew or a soup. This collection today is celebrating stews and soups made with fish.
These recipes are easy to make and perfect for any time of the year when you need a comforting meal. We all need that, as comforting meals feed not only your body and also your soul.
Fresh or frozen fish:
Fresh fish is great if you have access to it. It should have a fresh, natural, appetizing aroma when you buy it. Best fresh fish should be local and in season.
However, frozen fish is sometimes better as most of it is now frozen directly on the boat, just minutes after being caught. This ensures that all of its flavor, nutrition, and texture, are what they are supposed to be.
What is the difference between stews and soups? Aren’t they the same?
The short answer is no. They are not the same.
Soups and stews use the same foundation of ingredients, but they are very different from each other.
Both soups and stews use a combination of vegetables and meat cooked in liquid. However, the main difference is the amount of liquid used for each. Stews always contain less liquid than soup, and the liquid is thicker, like a sauce.
The stews contain vegetables and meat that are barely covered with the cooking liquid. This liquid could be just water or broth. Also, the ingredients are chunkier than in a soup.
Stews also simmer over low heat for extended amounts of time. The liquid reduces and becomes thicker.
They are also served on their own or often as a topping for solid starchy side dishes like polenta, mashed potatoes, rice, or pasta. Sometimes, the stew liquid is thickened with flour.
So, whether you are in the mood for an inexpensive soup that makes good use of fish, or an awesome stew recipe that will warm you up from the inside out, this collection is ready to offer you a new favorite meal to make.
Spanish Cod in Tomato Sauce- a favorite recipe made traditionally with salted cod, but it can be made with regular cod as well. The delicious tomato sauce is made with peppers, onions and garlic, all flavored with smoked paprika.
An easy South Indian Fish Curry recipe that can be made with simple ingredients and comes together in under 40 minutes. Fuss-free and flavourful, serve it with steamed rice for a curry that sings with flavor!
This delicious recipe for cod in tomato sauce has a rich and spicy tomato base, beans, olives and perfectly cooked fish. Plus, it’s made in one pot for easy cleanup! Serve with a big hunk of bread for dunking and you’re in for one delicious treat!
Creamy and spiked with dill, this salmon chowder is a cinch to make and comes together in about a half-hour. Cream, potatoes, fennel, and just a splash of white wine bring big flavor to a simple, nourishing dish.
Caldo de Pescado (or Mexican Fish Soup) is an EASY and absolutely delicious dish. It’s hard not to love a big bowl of this hearty and comforting soup that's loaded with FLAVOR!! Made with homemade fish broth and a spicy tomato sauce.
Got 30 minutes? Make this Instant Pot Salmon Tikka Masala recipe. This delicious fish curry combines marinated bite-sized pieces of salmon in a creamy, spiced tikka masala sauce. Serve it with naan or Basmati rice and some onion raita to make it an extra-special weeknight dinner.
This salmon and fresh vegetables with creamy white wine sauce is perfect for spring and summer dining. Learn how to make salmon for dinner with this easy salmon recipe. This cream sauce for salmon is tasty making this a salmon and vegetable recipe you make on repeat.
Brazilian Fish Stew is a flavorful soup with marinated tilapia, bell peppers, tomatoes, and onions in a coconut milk broth. So delicious! And this quick and easy fish stew is simmered to perfection in 30 minutes with very little effort!
Fish Head Soup is a Russian fishermen's soup, cooked on the river banks where they caught the fish. Called Ukha, a simple and rustic fish soup recipe with potatoes, fresh dill and maybe a tiny bit of vodka.
One of the easiest stews you will ever make, this Brazilian Fish Stew is made with fish and shrimp simmered in a slightly spicy and tangy tomato-based coconut milk broth. AND it takes less than 20 minutes to make!!
This Cullen skink recipe is sure to be a new family favorite, a hearty smoked fish chowder filled with potatoes and onions. Today you will learn how to make this traditional Scottish soup adapted for American kitchens and is so simple to make.
Rhubarb fish curry – an unusual but very delicious combination of ingredients.
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