Swedish Fish Soup


A couple of weeks ago when I was in Sweden we went to a fish restaurant where my colleagues had fish soup. I ordered salmon instead as the soup had shrimps. However it looked and smelt so good that I looked at it carefully to see what it contained. This morning I read a few recipes and here is what I came up with.

1 red onion
2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
2 carrots, grated
pinch of saffron threads
2 dl white wine
2dl fresh cream
2 dl water
freshly ground pink peppercorn and black pepper
300 gr salmon
300 gr firm white fish (cod or flounder)
sprigs of fresh dill
crème fraiche

Gently sauté the onion and the garlic. When translucent, add the grated carrots and sauté for another 5 minutes.

Add the wine, cream, water, pepper and saffron. Simmer for about 10 minutes. Finally incorporate the fish and toss in the dill.

Serve hot with a dollop of crème fraiche in each bowl.

14 thoughts on “Swedish Fish Soup

  1. Oh, this looks great! My husband had a fish soup in a Brooklyn restaurant once, and he has been begging me to make a fish soup ever since. I just didn’t have a recipe that sounded right. This sounds right.

  2. Thanks for this, I’m going to try it with some of our southern ocean fish. Leora, perhaps you could use coconut cream and a bit of spice to make it more like a thai flavoured soup?

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