Quickest Fish Soup Ever

Fish soup can be very complicated to make. It can start with fish stock, often made out of several different kinds of fish, with the heads and the bones boiled and stinking the house out. This is different. This is the quickest thing imaginable. And delicious.


About the ingredients:

Lidl sometimes sells whole big Greek anchovies on special offer and they are fantastic for this soup. You can use any oily tinned fish such as sardines or mackerel. You could make it with tuna but it probably needs a good hit of some very salty anchovy fillets to go with it.

You can serve it just plain, or with a bit of cream in it, perhaps with some chives chopped in. Or you can serve it the traditional French way with croutons (just little bits of toast), some garlicky mayonnaise and some grated cheese.

Fish soup ingredientsIngredients

  • About 100g tinned oily fish
  • A tin of tomatoes
  • One onion
  • A couple of cloves of garlic
  • Chilli
  • Olive oil
  • Half an orange
  • Salt and pepper


  • Pan
  • Seive
  • BlenderFish soup onionsChop the onion and crush the garlic. Cook them both in a little olive oil with the chilli.Fish soup halfwayAdd the tomatoes and fish. Simmer for about ten minutes. Add the zest and juice of the half orange.  Fish soup cookingAllow to cool a little and then blend.  Add some water (or stock, if you want) at this point just to get it a good soupy consistency.  It’s good if you seive it too, but if you can’t be bothered, don’t worry about it. Check the seasoning, adding more salt and pepper if it needs it.And that’s it.Quick fish soup in a bowl

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