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If you’re looking for a dish that captures the essence of the ocean in a single bowl, look no further than this hearty and flavorful Seafood and Fish Soup. This recipe brings together a variety of fresh seafood and fish, simmered in a rich broth that melds the aromatic flavors of garlic, herbs, and white wine. Each spoonful delivers a taste of the sea, complemented by the sweetness of vegetables and the tang of tomatoes and lemon. Whether you’re preparing for a family dinner or a special occasion, this soup is sure to impress with its depth of flavor and elegant presentation. Dive into this culinary delight and enjoy a true taste of coastal cuisine!


  • For the Base:
    • 2 tbsp olive oil
    • 1 large onion, finely chopped
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 2 celery stalks, finely chopped
    • 2 carrots, finely chopped
    • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
    • 1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes
    • 4 cups fish stock or chicken stock
    • 1 cup dry white wine
    • 1 bay leaf
    • 1 tsp dried thyme
    • 1 tsp dried basil
    • Salt and pepper to taste
  • For the Seafood:
    • 1 lb white fish fillets (like cod, halibut, or tilapia), cut into bite-sized pieces
    • 1/2 lb large shrimp, peeled and deveined
    • 1/2 lb sea scallops
    • 1/2 lb mussels, cleaned and debearded
    • 1/2 lb clams, cleaned
    • 1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped
    • Juice of 1 lemon


  1. Prepare the Base:
    • Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat.
    • Add the onion, garlic, celery, carrots, and red bell pepper. Sauté until the vegetables are softened, about 5-7 minutes.
  2. Add Liquids and Seasonings:
    • Stir in the diced tomatoes with their juice.
    • Pour in the fish stock and white wine.
    • Add the bay leaf, thyme, basil, salt, and pepper.
    • Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and let it simmer for about 20 minutes.
  3. Cook the Seafood:
    • Add the white fish pieces to the pot and simmer for about 5 minutes.
    • Add the shrimp, scallops, mussels, and clams. Cover and cook until the mussels and clams open and the shrimp and scallops are cooked through about 5-7 minutes. Discard any mussels or clams that do not open.
  4. Finish the Soup:
    • Stir in the fresh parsley and lemon juice.
    • Adjust seasoning with more salt and pepper if needed.
  5. Serve:
    • Ladle the soup into bowls, making sure to include a variety of seafood in each serving.
    • Serve with crusty bread or a side salad.

Enjoy your hearty and flavorful Seafood and Fish Soup!

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