Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Fish Soup "Sopa de Marisco"

Base of Vegetables  
1 Clove of Garlic (Chopped)
1/2 Red Capsicum(Chopped)
1 Small Onion (Chopped)
1/2 Leek (Sliced)
1 Small Carrot (Diced)
1 Small Tomato (Peeled and Chopped)
Thickener
1 Tablespoon Ground Almonds
Fish and Crayfish
250g Peeled Prawns
250g Sliced Frozen Baby Squid Tubes
400g Groper (Cut into Pieces)
4 Sliced Frozen Baby Octopus (Optional)
Liquids 
1/2 Glass of White Wine
1/2 Brandy (Optional)
1.5l Fish Stock
Seasoning
2 Cloves of Garlic (Crushed)
4 or 5 Saffron Strands (Soaked in hot water for approx. 15min.)
Salt to taste

Let's go! Vamos!

Heat the oil in a saucepan and fry the garlic on a medium fire for a minute.
Add the capsicum and the onion, fry for 5 minutes.
Add the rest of the vegetables and slowly fry on a low fire for around 20 minutes.
Add the thickener and stir for a minute.
Then add the Fish and Crayfish, stir, pour the wine and Brandy, stir and cook for 5 minutes.
Now we add our wonderful fish stock or caldo followed by the seasoning.
Cook for 10 minutes.
Done!

You can optionally add some "Picatostes" (croutons) or boiled rice.
A comer!

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