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Icelandic Fish Soup

Preparation : 10 min Cooking : 40 min Difficulty : easy Servings : 4
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  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 medium yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup white part leek, finely chopped
  • 2 celery sticks, finely sliced
  • Salt and ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup port
  • 3/4 cup white wine
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons tomato concentrate
  • 1/2 teaspoon safran
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 5 cups of mix nordic fish (salmon, haddock, halibut), cut in cubes
  • 4 cups uncooked shrimps, shelled and without tails
  • 3 tomatoes, very finely chopped
  • 3/4 cup 15% country cream


  • In a big sauce pan at medium heat, melt the butter and add the onion, leek and celery. Season with salt and pepper and cook for about 10 minutes, while stirring often, until vegetables are tender.
  • Add the port and white wine then stir well to go grab all those flavors! Reduce for 4 minutes.
  • Add the broth, tomato concentrate, safran and red wine vinegar then stir well. Bring to a boil then lower heat. Gently simmer for 20 minutes.
  • Add the fish, shrimps and tomatoes then simmer for 5 minutes. Stir well.
  • Remove from heat and wait 1 or 2 minutes so that it stops boiling. Stir in the cream. Serve with warm bread and butter!

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+- 15$ Anselmi San Vincenzo

Texture, freshness and notes of exploding ripe fruits. A wine from the regular directory that I buy often since it's that good!

+- 30$ Anselmi Capitel Foscarino 2013

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Saison Framboise, Dunham

Dare to try a raspberry beer! It will be a great pairing with the tomatoes, the red wine vinegar and the port in this dish. The Saison yeast will bring a peppery touch to the soup. The light acidity of this beer will evoke the one in the dish.

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