Mediterranean-Style Fish Soup for Fall

PJ Lobster House is here to provide you with the freshest seafood in Suffolk County!  We can’t wait to embrace all of the flavors of fall.  One dish we can’t stop thinking about that is sure to warm your belly and tastes like autumn in a bowl is Mediterranean-style fish soup.  Our fresh fish market is the perfect place to stop by and pick up your fish before you follow the recipe below!
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This quick and easy fish soup will please your whole family.  It’s perfect for a dinner party or a simple-to-make weeknight meal.  The best type of fish to use for this dish would be a firm fish fillet.  We suggest options like red snapper, cod, sea bass, or halibut.  This will all get melt-in-your-mouth tender in the soup without losing their texture.  You can even use a combination of different types of fish! 

The first step of the recipe is to chop up and season your fish.  You’ll want equal size small chunks that are about 1 to 1 1/2-inch cubes.  Season them with a mixture of cumin, coriander, red pepper, paprika, turmeric, salt, and black pepper.  Let it rest in the fridge while you prepare the rest of the ingredients.  

While the fish marinates, start the sauce.  You’ll cook down red bell pepper, chopped red onion, garlic, and celery in extra virgin olive oil.  Once the vegetables soften, add in more of the mixed spices that you used to season your fish.  Add canned whole tomatoes, low-sodium vegetable or chicken stock, and a good splash of white wine to the pot.  Let your broth simmer for about 20 minutes.

Then, it’s time to add the fish!  It will only take about 4 to 5 minutes to cook, so stay close.  Once it flakes easily with your fork, take the soup off the heat so your fish doesn’t overcook in the hot broth.  To take the soup to another level, stir in about a cup each of fresh chopped parsley and cilantro.  You can also add chopped green onions and brighten everything up with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice.  Serve immediately and enjoy!  We love to pair it with a crispy chunk of bread for dipping.  You could even spoon it atop a bowl of cooked brown rice, couscous, or farro if you’d like to add a grain to the soup.  

You can get all the fresh fish for this dish at our fish market, or stop in and let us cook for you.  You can contact us by phone at (631) 473-1143 and we are located at 134 Main Street in Port Jefferson, New York.

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