Russian recipes: CATFISH SOUP

This russian catfish soup is the old russian zander and catfish recipe.

What you need:
russian-catfish-soup

  • 2 kg zander
  • 1 kg catfish
  • 1 root of parsley
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 10 pea of white pepper
  • 200 g leeks
  • 300 g onion
  • 100 g shallot
  • 150 g olive oil
  • 900 g canned tomatoes without skin
  • 300 g fennel
  • 300 g tomato paste
  • 200 g potatoes
  • saffron
  • 50 ml wine vinegar
  • Several branches of dill

Cooking time: 1 hour.

What to do:

To wash the fish, clean, share until fillets on the skin, cut big chunks. To scald the heads and bones with boiling water. To clean vegetables. The bones, heads, the residue of vegetables pour 6 litres of cold water. Add the root of parsley, bay leaves and white pepper. Bring to a boiling, diminish the fire. Cook 30 minutes, removing the foam. To strain.

Canned tomatoes, cut into cubes. The whole onion and fennel cut straw and  to fry on olive oil. Add tomato paste, tomatoes and bring to a boiling, add a little saffron.

The finished soup except 1 litre, to join with a mass of vegetables, to  bring into boiling and remove from the  fire. Get cold. Fillet miss in the remaining broth for 1 minute. Potatoes cut into large chunks, to boil it  until it will be  ready in 1 liter of water with vinegar, with the addition of salt, pepper and saffron.

To  serve the fish soup in tureen and potatoes and fish – separately on a plate, decorated  with dill. Eat this dish, adding a little fish soup in a bowl with the fish and potatoes.

Russians say: “Priyatnogo appetitah!

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