French Fish Soup Recipe

French Fish Soup is a great appetizer that is very easy to prepare. Learn how to make/prepare French Fish Soup by following this easy recipe.
French Fish Soup Recipe
Preparation Time 15 Minutes
Cooking Time 30 Minutes
Difficulty Average
Recipe Type Non Veg.
Serves 6
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2 Leeks (trimmed and sliced)
  • 2 Tomatoes (chopped)
  • 100 g White Fish Fillet
  • 1.3 liters Fish Stock
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 3 Sprigs of Fresh Parsley
  • 1 tsp Turmeric
  • A pinch of Chili Powder
  • Salt (to taste)
  • Black Pepper (freshly ground, to taste)

    For Rouille
  • 3 tbsp Mayonnaise
  • 1 Garlic Clove (crushed)
  • ½ tsp Tomato Puree
  • Few drops of Brandy (optional)
  • A pinch of Cayenne Pepper or Chili Powder
  • 1 small Baguette
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 50 g Gruyere (grated)
How to make French Fish Soup:
  • Take a saucepan and heat olive oil in it.
  • Add leeks and cover the pan. Cook gently for 3 minutes, over low heat.
  • Add tomatoes and fish fillet. Stir well and cook covered, for another 5 minutes.
  • Add fish stock, bay leaf and parsley. Simmer for 20 minutes.
  • Remove the bay leaf and pour the soup into a blender or food processor and blend together.
  • Transfer the soup back in the pan.
  • Add the turmeric and chili powder.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Mix together mayonnaise, garlic, tomato purée, brandy (if using) and cayenne or chili powder.
  • Blend in 1 tablespoon of the fish soup.
  • Preheat the grill.
  • Cut the baguette into diagonal slices, just under 1 cm thick.
  • Brush sparingly with olive oil, and grill for a few seconds, on both sides, until golden.
  • Spread them with a little rouille.
  • Re-heat the soup gently and serve with the rouille toasts.
  • Put the grated Gruyère and any remaining rouille into ramekins or a serving bowl, for everyone to help themselves.