Fisherman’s soup is a very versatile and flexible soup to prepare. Fisherman’s soup could be prepared with any of your seafood favorites just make sure you add the seafood that doesn’t cook fast first then the ones that cook very fast last.
Shrimp, mussels, clam, crabs, oysters, fish are all suitable and good for this recipe. To enjoy this soup make sure you don’t overcook the seafood if not it will be rubbery and you won’t enjoy it. I served this soup with homemade french bread but you can add potatoes, also okra is a great addition and super delicious.
If you’re adding okra, make sure it is added before adding the seafood, or better still cook your plain okra separate the add to the soup mixture.
You might want to try;
- 1.5 Mixed seafood; shrimp calamari, mussels, crabmeat or seafood of your choice. (fish fillet, shrimp, crab, oysters is good choices)
- 1 Red bell pepper
- 1 Habanero (rodo)
- 1 Tomato
- 2-3 Cups Seafood stock (water or stock of your choice)
- 1 Onion
- ¼ Cup Olive oil/palm oil (or your choice)
- 2 Cloves Garlic (minced)
- 1 Teaspoon Rosemary
- ½ Teaspoon oregano
- Seasoning powder/cube
- Salt and pepper to taste
Clean and rinse red bell pepper, habanero(rodo), half of the onion and blend until smooth.
Heat oil in a saucepan or pot add the remaining onion (chopped), garlic, rosemary, oregano, cook for a few seconds then add the blended pepper, season, and stir.
Cook, until you can’t the content, reduces, then add the stock (use the quantity of liquid you want but keep it in mind that the seafood doesn’t take time to cook if you don’t want them to be rubbery. So, don’t use too much liquid also the seafood would release liquid. Bring the mixture into a boil then simmer for about 15 minutes.
Add the seafood, (I added the mussels first and when it was opened slight;y), I added remaining seafood the one that cooks longer first, then add the rest and cook for about 2 minutes. If any of one the mussels is not open discard it.
Add about butter and check the seasoning readjust if necessary.
Serve and enjoy!
Fisherman's soup with bread soaking up the soup. Yummy!
Note: If you want to add okra to the soup add it before you add the seafood, the seafood comes last so you don't overcook it.
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