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.
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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.