Recipe by Hey Jude
I just re-found this recipe while going through my Mom's old file box. She used to make this quite often when I was a child. She probably found the recipe in the newspaper. This is a quick, easy and delicious recipe using ingredients that I usually have on hand. It's also very versatile as for substituting....I didn't have fresh parsley so I used dried. I only had 1 can of diced tomatoes so I used the can of Ro-tel, which I did have on hand. Also, use any combo of fish/shellfish...tonight I made this using 2 small tilapia fillets and 1/2 lb. of bay scallops, it was a nice combo. This is a great cold weather soup....it will give you the warm fuzzies. I served it with freshly baked dinner rolls, though a crusty bread would be nice too.
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1⁄2 cup chopped celery, with leaves
- 1 large garlic clove, minced
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 (14 1/2 ounce) cans diced tomatoes, undrained
- 1⁄2 cup dry white wine
- 1⁄2 cup minced fresh parsley
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
- 1⁄4 teaspoon thyme
- 1 lb frozen fish fillet, thawed, cut into chunks (can use any combo of fish or shrimp or scallops)
Directions See How It's Made
- In a large saucepan, saute onions, celery and garlic in butter until tender, about 7 minutes.
- Stir in tomatoes, wine, parsley, salt, pepper and thyme. Cover and simmer 30 minutes.
- After the 30 minute simmer you can refrigerate or freeze the tomato mixture, if desired and continue as directed below**.
- Add the fish and simmer 7-10 minutes or until the fish is opaque and flakes easily.
- **reheat tomato mixture by covering and simmering for about 10 minutes or until hot. Continue as directed in step #4.