Chunky Mediterranean fish soup

Chunky Mediterranean fish soup

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 10 mins


Serves 4
Hoki has a firm white flesh which works well in this warming soup

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal164
  • fat4g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs9g
  • sugars5g
  • fibre3g
  • protein23g
  • salt1.83g
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  • 500g tub Napoletana (tomato and basil) pasta sauce



    Pasta is the Italian name for Italy's version of a basic foodstuff which is made in many…

  • 450ml fish stock
  • 2 courgettes, finely sliced



    The courgette is a variety of cucurbit, which means it's from the same family as cucumber,…

  • 1 bulb fennel, finely sliced
  • 450g hoki fillet, defrosted
  • handful basil leaves, torn



    Most closely associated with Mediterranean cooking but also very prevalent in Asian food, the…

  • 1 tsp chipotle chilli in adobo sauce or chilli paste, to serve



    Part of the capsicum family, chillies come in scores of varieties and colours (from green…

  • 5 tbsp half-fat crème fraîche, to serve


  1. Put the pasta sauce and stock into a large saucepan, bring to the boil and simmer for 2-3 mins. Add the courgettes and fennel and simmer for 2 mins.

  2. Cut the hoki fillets into 4cm pieces. Add to the soup and poach over a low heat for 2-3 mins or until the fish is cooked. Don’t stir too often or the fish will break up. Gently stir in the basil and adjust the seasoning.

  3. Mix the chipotle chilli mix or chilli paste with the crème fraîche and season. Ladle the soup into bowls and spoon a dollop of crème fraîche on top.

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20th Feb, 2011
I also put onion in and I stirred too often so I had tiny fish flakes but it was still delicious!
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22nd Sep, 2009
I sweated the veg a little first, used pollock because of the price and garnished it with a few green olives. Result - simple, healthy tasty!
2nd Jun, 2008
This was really tasty but I did reduce the recommendation on the Fennel and replaced Hoki with chucky pieces of Cod. Good recommendation not to stir too frequently, that way you get nice size pieces of fish in the soup. Delicious!
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