Mediterranean-style Seafood Soup Recipe
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 large brown onion, halved, finely chopped
1 red capsicum, halved, deseeded, finely chopped
3 garlic cloves, crushed
1 x 400g can diced Italian tomatoes
375ml (1 1/2 cups) fish stock
Pinch of saffron threads
1 dried bay leaf
2 x 5cm strips lemon rind
1kg skinless fish fillets, cut into 3cm pieces
1/2 cup finely shredded fresh basil
Freshly ground black pepper
Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and capsicum and cook, stirring, for 10 minutes or until onion softens slightly. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, for 1 minute or until aromatic.
Add the tomato, fish stock, saffron, bay leaf and lemon rind. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer, covered, for 15 minutes or until soup thickens slightly.
Add the fish and cook, uncovered, for 5 minutes or until fish is just cooked.
Ladle the soup among serving bowls. Sprinkle with basil and season with pepper. Serve immediately.
Recipe supplied by Chef Julie