Zuppe di Mare - Let’s Do It!

Okay these posts are getting increasingly large. Ingredient list here, recipe through pictures:

  • 3 fillets of red snapper
  • 2 whole squids
  • 1/2 lb bay scallops
  • 1/4 lb shrimp
  • 1/2 lb onion (one onion)
  • 1 can of tomatoes
  • 1 russet potato
  • 1/2 eggplant
  • 1 head of garlic (YES, ONE WHOLE HEAD OF GARLIC)
  • bunches of basil, parsley
  • thyme, cumin, coriander, cayenne pepper, bay leaf, salt, pepper, olive oil

You only cook some of the fish in the beginning to make your base for the stock. The rest of the fish is cooked separately so you can actually eat fish with soup. Otherwise, it will break up in the soup and you won’t even see the fish. Add the shrimp in last, just before you are about to serve. They cook fast. If you’d like a stronger seafood flavor, just let the soup simmer more and reduce down. I didn’t have any wine on hand to cook this, but I’m sure it would have helped alot..

Sprinkle your herbs after you get all settled. I like eating the soup with a big chunk of bread slathered with butter :)