Spanish Fish Soup


A thing I haven’t been doing for a long time is dish with fish. So it was time to get to one of the traditional fish markets in Barcelona, which sell any kind of fish and seafood you can imagine. From salmon and tuna to gilthead and mackerels. From squid to mussels and shrimps. The Spanish fish markets are always rich in high quality seafood of any kind. Luckily I have one of those fish markets close to my place, so I did not have to go that far. First thing I saw was some fresh hake. That remembered me when I was still small and went to the fish markets with my mother. She used to buy hake to make some delicious fish soup. A recipe that has been for generations in our family.

What you need:

  • 4 medium sized potatoes (use potatoes which maintain their form after boiling- otherwise you will have at the end mashed potatoes)
  • 1 carrot
  • 250g hake filet
  • ½ onion
  • 500 ml water
  • 1 spoon sea salt
  • 3 spoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 25 g rice

How you do it:

Peel and dice the potatoes and the carrot. Put the diced vegetables together with the onion, rice in a pot. Cover with the water. Add the olive oil, salt and pepper and start cooking. After approximately 20 minutes the potatoes should be ready. (Use a fork to test if they are soft enough) Add finally the hake and cook for 5 more minutes until the hake is ready too.

Serve and enjoy


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