Down to the Wire: Just $6,487 left to match to win our Challenge Grant. Your gift will still be doubled!
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Catholic Recipe: Sopa de Pescado

    INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 dozen shrimp
  • 1 large Spanish onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tomato, quartered
  • 2 peppercorns, crushed
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 sprig parsley, minced
  • 1 1/2 - 2 lbs. halibut
  • 1 fish head
  • 1 1/2 lbs. whitefish
  • salt
  • toasted or fried bread
  • Details

  • Prep Time: 1 1/2 hours
  • Difficulty: • •
  • Cost: $$$$
  • For Ages: 15+
  • Origin: Spain

Also Called: Fish Soup

This fish dish can be included in the menu for St. Joseph's Day as they celebrate it in Valencia, Spain.

DIRECTIONS

Wash shrimp and cover with boiling salted water. Simmer 10-15 minutes or until shells turn pink. Shell, saving liquid. Brown onion in oil in a separate pan. Add tomato, peppercorns, garlic, bay leaf and parsley. Cover with boiling water, add fish head, and cook over hot flame for several minutes. Add sliced halibut, whitefish, and cut-up shrimp. Add liquid in which shrimp has been boiled. Be careful to avoid sand which may have accumulated at the bottom of pot. Continue cooking for 20 minutes. Season to taste with salt. Strain fish broth. Remove fish head. Place a few squares of toasted or fried bread, shrimp and slices of fish in individual soup dishes. Pour broth over them. Serve.

Recipe Source: Festive Recipes and Festival Menus by Sula Benet, Abelard-Schuman Limited, 1970
Fall 2014 Campaign
Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

The gift of orthodoxy: A mercy and a challenge to mercy 12 hours ago
Getting Marriage Right November 25
O Earthly Lord, vouchsafe to us high speed Internet. November 25
No 'Francis effect' in Strasbourg November 25
What Pope Francis told European Parliament, and what Pope John Paul II said November 25

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope Francis: Europe seems 'elderly and haggard' CWN - November 25