Fish and mussel soup

Angel fish and mussel soup with cherry tomatoes.
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Recipe from: 8 October 2015
Preparation time: 15 min
Cooking time: 45 min


  • 600
    firm white fish fillets (we used angelfish)
  • 15
  • 1 1/2
    white wine
  • 4
    garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2
    tomato paste
  • 4
    bay leaves
  • 1x400
    tin baby cherry tomatoes
  • 1
  • 1
    fish stock
  • sea salt and black pepper
  • 1/2
  • splash of Pernod
  • parsley
  • dill
  • bread
Servings: Change Serving


Place white wine, garlic, tomato paste, bay leaves, tinned tomatoes, sugar and fish stock in a large pot over medium heat; season well with salt and pepper. Add mussels to pot.

Cover with lid and steam until mussels have opened, then bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 10–15 minutes.

Remove mussels with a slotted spoon. Discard any unopened mussels. Add the fish fillets and gently poach for 5 minutes.

Add cream and a splash of Pernod. Simmer for an additional 5 minutes. Return mussels to pot.

To serve:

Place fish fillets and mussels in a bowl, ladle over the liquid, garnish with parsley and dill.

Text and image:Fairlady

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