Greek fisherman's soup

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“In Greece we call it the soup of fishermen or kakavia, and as we all can imagine it is their favourite soup, as well as mine😄😄😄. Fishermen do not use salt because they use sea water to cook the traditional soup. They mix up all the ingredients together and boil in high heat for 40 min. If you don't like the fish smell I suggest to cook the stock with the lid open. This way stock will not have any smell but all the taste remains in.”

Difficulty

Easy 👌
150
min.
Preparation
0
min.
Baking
0
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Servings:-4+
6 l water (for dusting)
3 leaves bay leaves
5 g star anise
1 kg fish bones for fish stock
500 g potatoes (peeled)
300 g tomatoes
50 g lemon juice
150 g onions
50 ml olive oil
1 pinch oregano
5 g salt
3 g pepper
300 g cod fillets
Metric
Imperial

Utensils

  • pot (large)
  • colander
  • cutting board
  • knife
  • pot
  • Step 1/8

    Add 6l of water to a pot, add the bay leaves, star anise, fish remains (bones, head etc) and bring it to boil. We need a strong stock, so I recommend to boil approximately 1-1.5 hours. Let the lid open.
    • 6 l water (for dusting)
    • 3 leaves bay leaves
    • 5 g star anise
    • 1 kg fish bones for fish stock
    • pot (large)

    Add 6l of water to a pot, add the bay leaves, star anise, fish remains (bones, head etc) and bring it to boil. We need a strong stock, so I recommend to boil approximately 1-1.5 hours. Let the lid open.

  • Step 2/8

    While the stock is boiling, remove any the foam on the service. This way the stock will be transparent clean.

    While the stock is boiling, remove any the foam on the service. This way the stock will be transparent clean.

  • Step 3/8

    • colander

    Drain the stock and keep the liquid.

  • Step 4/8

    While the stock is boiling, Cut the remain ingredients for the soup in small pieces.
    • 500 g potatoes (peeled)
    • 300 g tomatoes
    • 150 g onions
    • cutting board
    • knife

    While the stock is boiling, Cut the remain ingredients for the soup in small pieces.

  • Step 5/8

    Transfer the clean stock to a pot and add the vegetables. Bring it to boil in a high heat for 30 min
    • pot

    Transfer the clean stock to a pot and add the vegetables. Bring it to boil in a high heat for 30 min

  • Step 6/8

    • 300 g cod fillets

    Add the cod fillet and boil for another 5 min.

  • Step 7/8

    • 50 g lemon juice
    • 50 ml olive oil
    • 5 g salt
    • 3 g pepper

    Add the lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper and boil for another 3 min.

  • Step 8/8

    Serve. Add a pinch of oregano on top. Enjoy.

    Serve. Add a pinch of oregano on top. Enjoy.