Mediterranean Fish Soup

This is a very hearty soup from the Mediterranean. If you prefer a heartier soup, add more fish.

Mediterranean Fish Soup Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Mediterranean Fish Soup for 6 servings:

  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes, drained
  • 2 (14 ounce) cans chicken broth
  • 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 2 1/2 ounces canned mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup sliced black olives
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon fennel seed, crushed
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 pound medium shrimp - peeled and deveined
  • 1 pound cod fillets, cubed

Mediterranean Fish Soup Cooking Instructions

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The following are the steps to cook Mediterranean Fish Soup easily:

  1. 1 Place onion, green bell pepper, garlic, tomatoes, chicken broth, tomato sauce, mushrooms, olives, orange juice, wine, bay leaves, dried basil, fennel seeds, and pepper into a slow cooker. Cover, and cook on low 4 to 4 1/2 hours or until vegetables are crisp tender.
  2. 2 Stir in shrimp and cod. Cover. Cook 15 to 30 minutes, or until shrimp are opaque. Remove and discard bay leaves. Serve.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 222 calories; 3 grams of fat; 11.9 grams of carbohydrates; 31.3 grams of protein; 151 milligrams of cholesterol; 1231 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Sep 25th 2013

    So, so good. Made this for a casual get together for 9 (doubled the recipe) and it was a huge hit. We didn't have much left over at all. Added two potatoes small dice and a half can of white ...

  2. May 12th 2011

    I left out the mushrooms, but did everything else as written. I was surprised how good it was. It was very different with the olives and orange juice, but had a good flavor.

  3. Apr 18th 2011

    5 Stars is not enough! Truly not enough! Making soup is my specialty and this soup is amazing! I had a special request for fish soup from a very picky eater, so when I found this recipe, ...

  4. Feb 21st 2011

    This was excellent! I was skeptical about adding orange juice, but did based on other reviews. It was delicious. I did not add olives, green peppers, and bay leaves because we personally don ...

  5. Nov 26th 2010

    everybody loved it - my little one wanted an additional serving. Though, I have to admit I did make some changes: didn't use a slowcooker and stewed it for 30-40 min (didn't keep time very c ...

  6. Jan 21st 2010

    I too made this on the stovetop. I added chopped fresh fennel (green stalk), chopped green beans, and a pinch of cayenne. I added the fish with the shrimp, about 10 minutes before serving. Q ...

  7. Jul 17th 2009

    Despite the hot weather, for some reason I was craving a hearty soup for lunch today. I left out the green bell pepper (don't like it cooked) and the olives (didn't have any), and I used a f ...

  8. Feb 25th 2003

    This recipe was great, I omitted the olives and substituted Tilapia instead of cod. I slow cooked it all day and actually added the shrimp and fish at the same time.

  9. Jan 15th 2001

    Delicious and easy. Just throw it all in the Crock Pot. I substituted a bag of frozen seafood medley (shrimp, scallop, calamari) for the shrimp.