Venetian Fish Soup Recipe

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Anuska Published: March 11, 2021 Modified: August 3, 2021
Venetian Fish Soup Recipe

How To Make Venetian Fish Soup

Have a warm and comforting bowl of this Venetian fish soup that’s packed with vegetables, simmered in wine and herb-seasoned stock, for a filling meal!

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 59 minutes
Total: 1 hour 9 minutes



  • ½lblarge shrimp
  • 2cupswater
  • 3tbspolive oil
  • 2carrots
  • 2onions
  • 1fennel bulb
  • 2celery ribs
  • 6garlic cloves
  • ½cupdry white wine
  • cupsclam juice,bottled
  • cupstomatoes in thick puree,(28 oz), crushed, canned
  • ¼tspdried red pepper flakes
  • 5tbspfresh parsley,chopped
  • ½tspdried thyme
  • 1tspsalt,or more
  • 2bay leaves
  • 2lbswhite fish fillets,moderately firm, use a mixture of 2 or 3 kinds
  • 1tspfresh ground black pepper


  1. Put the shrimp shells and the water in a small pot, then bring the water to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, covered, for 15 minutes. Strain the shrimp stock into a bowl. Discard the shells.

  2. In a large pot, heat the oil over moderate heat. Add the carrots, onions, fennel, celery, and garlic, then cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally until the vegetables start to soften.

  3. Add the wine, then cook for about 5 minutes until it almost evaporates. Stir in the shrimp stock, clam juice, tomatoes, red pepper flakes, 4 tablespoons of parsley, thyme, salt, and bay leaves.

  4. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, partially covered, for 25 minutes. Taste for salt and, if needed, add more. Remove the bay leaves.

  5. Add the fish, shrimp, the remaining tablespoon parsley, and the pepper to the pot and bring to a simmer. Simmer for about 2 minutes until the fish and shrimp are just done.

  6. Serve warm, and enjoy!


  • Calories: 512.26kcal
  • Fat: 15.15g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.03g
  • Trans Fat: 0.01g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 8.73g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.33g
  • Carbohydrates: 21.12g
  • Fiber: 5.74g
  • Sugar: 9.51g
  • Protein: 69.72g
  • Cholesterol: 184.84mg
  • Sodium: 2126.29mg
  • Calcium: 152.99mg
  • Potassium: 1531.28mg
  • Iron: 12.69mg
  • Vitamin A: 378.88µg
  • Vitamin C: 34.76mg
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