Fish Soup With Lemon Aioli

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by Geema

This is a versatile soup allowing you to use a variety of fish or even shellfish. I like it with cod and shrimp.

Top Review by Mirj

This was a delicious start to an all-dairy meal. I used Nile perch, and left out the shrimp and the clam juice because I keep kosher. The soup was light and lemony!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Add onion, potatoes and fennel; season with salt and pepper.
  3. Cook, stirring frequently, until onion has softened, about 10 minutes.(do not allow the vegetables to brown!).
  4. Add wine, increase heat to medium high and cook until liquid has nearly evaporated, 5-7 minutes.
  5. Add clam juice and 3 cups water. Bring to a boil, then refuce to sa simmer; cook until potatoes are tender, 10-12 minutes.
  6. In a small bowl, whisk egg yolks.
  7. Whisking constantly, gradually ladle about 1 cup hot liquid from saucepan into yolks, then add mixture to pan.
  8. Add fish to pan and simmer gently 4-4 minutes until fish is opaque and soup is slightly thickened, but do not boil!
  9. Season with salt and pepper.
  10. Make aioli: place mayonnaise, lemon zest, lemon juice, mustard, garlic and salt and pepper in a small bowl. Whisk to combine.
  11. Ladle soup into serving bowls; garnish with fennel fronds if desired.
  12. Spread toasted bread with lemon aioli and serve alongside soup.

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