Everyday Dorie: Holiday Fish Soup

December 23, 2022 at 11:24 pm | Posted in cook the book fridays, everyday dorie, groups, savory things, soups | 5 Comments
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holiday fish soup

I’m going out tomorrow for a big Feast of the Seven Fishes dinner, but this Holiday Fish Soup has five fishes in just one pot. To get ready for my soupy celebration, I hit up the seafood guys at the framers’ market and splurged on clams, cod, squid and scallops, and found a few large, shell-on shrimp in my freezer.

Dorie’s soup starts by infusing a broth with some Asian aromatics like lemongrass, shallot, ginger, garlic, lime zest, chiles and scallions. After a quick sauté to release their good stuff, I added water as my broth base and I poached the shrimp (still in their shells for added flavor) and the clams in it to make my own seafood stock of sorts. I strained out the solids, setting aside the cooked clams and shrimp, and added in a sprinkle of granulated dashi to boost the seafood umami. There are a few veggies bobbing around in this soup, too. I used a king oyster mushroom, sweet potato and baby bok choy, and cooked them in the broth along with the rest of the seafood.

Dorie said we’d have more fish than broth with this soup, and I think I needed a bigger bowl to hold it all! I garnished my soup with cilantro, more scallion and chile, a big squeeze of lime juice, as well as a sprinkle of yuzu shichimi togarshi (I skipped the yuzu kosho in the broth). This was spicy and flavorful, and a real treat. Happy holidays!

For the recipe, see Everyday Dorie by Dorie Greenspan, and head over to Cook the Book Fridays to see how the group liked this one.




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  1. Yours looks like a beautiful and hearty soup! We thought this was tasty…we love fish so right up our alley haha.


  3. Beautiful bowl of fish soup. I hope you enjoyed your celebrations. Happy New Year.

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