Quick Seafood Soup

    30 mins

    Cod, seafood, aloo and tomatoes in a saffron broth. Makes a great, quick dish with good quality bread. Feel free to experiment with fish or seafood of choice with this basic recipe.

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    Makes: 4 

    • 1 tbsp olive oil
    • 2 shallots, finely chopped
    • 1 garlic clove, crushed
    • 900ml fish or chicken stock
    • pinch of saffron
    • 1 bay leaf
    • 250g potatoes, peeled and cut into 1cm dice
    • 225g mixed vegetables
    • 3 tomatoes, about 300g in total, skinned, deseeded and diced
    • 200g cod or similar fillet, cut into 2.5cm chunks
    • 340g seafood cocktail (mussels, squid rings and prawns), thawed if frozen

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Heat the oil in a large pan and fry the shallots and garlic gently for 5–6 minutes, to soften but not brown. Add the stock, saffron and bay leaf and bring to the boil.
    2. Add the potatoes to the pan, reduce the heat, cover and simmer gently for about 10 minutes until tender.
    3. Increase the heat to high and add the frozen mixed vegetables. Bring back to the boil, then stir in the tomatoes, cod and seafood cocktail. Reduce heat and simmer gently, without stirring, for about 3 minutes until the cod is white and firm. Season to taste, then serve immediately.

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    Used different ingredients. A great recipe! However I didnt put suffron cos i didnt have any and didnt throw in vegetables either. Also after throwing in the tomatoes i let it simmer for some time (more than 20mins i guess) and got it off the fire. Then reheated it after a few hours, added some white wine, brought it to the boil and put in the fish and sea food cocktail and simmered for not more than 7 minutes. I found that the flavour came out much richer this way.  -  06 Oct 2009  (Review from Allrecipes UK | Ireland)


    Really great recipe! Very easy and tasty! One of the favourite fish soup recipe of my family. Several times I substitute cod with different fish and the result was equally good.  -  15 Jan 2011  (Review from Allrecipes UK | Ireland)


    This truly is a great fish soup very close to what we call 'aljotta' in Malta!! I never thought i would add seafood cocktail to it but it came divine! Mmmmm yummy  -  06 Oct 2009  (Review from Allrecipes UK | Ireland)