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Fish soup (Ψαρόσουπα)

Complete home study program in Greek cuisine, recipe for Fish soup (Ψαρόσουπα) from homecook at


Cod fish

  • excellent source of protein
  • excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids
  • excellent source of vitamin B12
  • excellent source of selenium
  • good source of vitamin D
  • good source of phosphorous
  • good source of niacin

Whiting fish

  • Excelent source of Vitamin B-12
  • Excelent source of protein
  • Excelent source of Selenium


  • Excellent source of carbohydrate
  • Excellent source of potassium
  • Excellent source of Vitamin C
  • Excellent source of Vitamin B6
  • Excellent source of Vitamin C
  • Good source of protein
  • Good source of fiber


  • Good source of potassium
  • Good source of folate (folic acid)
  • Good source of vitamin C
  • Good source of vitamin A
  • Good source of vitamin E
  • Good source of dietary fiber


  • Good source of antioxidants


  • Good source of antioxidants
  • Protection against some cancers
  • Lowers risk of heart attack


Tips & tricks

This Greek soup dish is one of the best tasting dishes in Greece and it is a very popular. You will see in the video that very simple ingredients are used in this soup, but best tasting soup comes from choosing the right fish. The soup can be finished with egg/lemon sauce (αυγολέμονο).

Recipe directions

  • Rinse the fish thoroughly (already has been cleaned).
  • Season the fish with salt, inside and out.
  • Add water in a pot.
  • Add the vegetables specified in the recipe and some hot pepper flakes (optional), to taste.
  • Add the oil.
  • Boil for about 1 hour and 30 minutes or until potatoes and vegetables are 90% done.
  • When vegetables are almost done, add the rice and cook for about 15 minutes.
  • Stir constantly for the first minute or two, to prevent the rice from sticking together.
  • When the rice is almost done add the fish and cook for another 15 minutes.
  • The last 5 minutes of cooking taste the soup and season with salt if needed.
  • The fish is ready after 15 minutes. You know it's done when the fish's body starts to breaks apart.
  • When fish is ready place it on a platter.
  • At this point, you may mash some of the vegetables, and add them  in the soup.

If this Greek recipe is of interest to you, you may watch our video with step by step instructions and precise ingredient amounts; Learn how to make Greek-style fish soup (Ψαρόσουπα)

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