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Fish Stew

Fish Stew

This fish stew is best when made with a mild tasting fish such as tilapia or halibut. Like many recipes on this blog, this recipe too belongs to my mom, she sometimes adds a teaspoon of flour or matzo meal to the egg mixture to thicken the soup.

  • 1 lb. fish fillet
  • 3 carrots, peeled and cut into small dice
  • 3 celery stalks, cut into small dice
  • 3 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into small dice ½ onion, peeled 10 parsley sprigs
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 egg yolks
  • Juice of 1 ½ lemons
  • Finely chopped parsley

In a large pot, place the carrots, celery, potatoes, onion, parley sprigs and bay leaf, season with salt and pepper and cover with cold water, bring it to a boil and simmer until the vegetables are tender. Remove the parsley sprigs, onion and bay leaf.

Cut the fish fillets into bite size pieces and them to the pot, cook for 2-3 minutes, until the fish is pale and cooked.

In a medium bowl, mix the lemon juice and egg yolks in a bowl, temper it with the hot broth from the fish stew, pour it into the pot, adjust the seasoning and serve with finely chopped parsley.


2 comments to Fish Stew

  • Thank you SO very much for this recipe, Megi! I just finished making it.. and I simply love it! I am now, adding this soup as a favorite:).

    Ever since I’ve seen this recipe on your site, I have been wanting to make it. This morning, I felt the need to make a warm soup for lunch( It’s been quite cold, and rainy)…

    I had 2 cod fillets and really wanted to make a fish chowder… I went to my garden and noticed all the beautiful parsley that had sprung up from all the rain…I wanted to use it. I instantly remembered your fish stew and knew I would try the soup.

    What an amazing soup! So simple to prepare, tasty, and so light and refreshing( love the lemon in it)! The only thing I changed was to use a bit of leek and 1 red jalapeno minced. I then chopped the 1/2 onion along with the rest of the vegetables and sauteed all the vegetables for a couple of minutes before proceeding with the recipe. Amazing!! Thank you…and your mom for sharing this recipe.

    I am so glad I tried this recipe:)…

  • LindenTea

    Thank you so much for your comment Ellie, you made my day. I am so very glad to hear you liked it, it’s a favourite around here too. I’ll try it with leek next time and I am sure the sauteed vegetables added lots of flavour, I’ll be sure to include that step too. I am a huge fan of the egg-lemon mixture and like you, find it very refreshing.

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