Fish soup with saffron

Fish Soup with Saffron

This is a wonderful soup full of amazing flavors, and it is done in 30 minutes.

Servings 4
Cook Time 30 minutes


  • 9 oz cod (or other white fish)
  • 9 oz salmon
  • 2 lbs mussels
  • 3.5 oz peeled shrimp
  • 0.5 leek
  • 1 carrot
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 2 tbsp tomato puré
  • 0.02 oz saffron
  • 1 cup cream
  • 1 cup wine
  • 2.1 cups water
  • 3 tbsp fish stock (liquid)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp thyme (dried)
  • 1 tsp basil (dried)


  • Peel the carrot, and chop the carrot and leek finely. Fry them gently for a few minutes in oil on medium heat.
  • Crush and add the garlic cloves, and then add the wine, cream, water, tomato puré, saffron, fish stock, salt and spices and let it simmer for 10 minutes.
  • In the meantime, rinse and clean the mussels, making sure you toss the ones that won't close when you tap/knock on them.
  • Now add the mussels and fish to the soup and let it simmer for a few minutes.
  • Remove the pan from the stove and add the shrimp. Leave it there to cool for 2-3 minutes before serving. I always serve this soup with a hearty slice of bread.

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