Super Easy Seafood Soup of Necessity

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 28 mins

I wanted to make a cioppino, but didn't have all the ingredients for any recipe. So I made this--hence the title. I had to use that package of seafood mix somehow. This is very good; DH does not love seafood and yet liked it. Seafood mix is a combo of fish, squid, mussels and fake crab. It's found in the seafood freezer section. Serve with crackers or croutons.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Defrost seafood mix. Drain. Separate the squid from the rest of it.
  2. Put olive oil in pot; heat over medium.
  3. Chop onion and mince garlic. Add to oil. Saute, stirring, until onion starts to get translucent. Do not let the garlic or onions brown.
  4. Add the tomatoes, tomato sauce, chicken broth, oregano, thyme, bay leaf, sugar, pepper and Worcesterwhire. Bring to a boil, then lower heat to a simmer. Cook, covered, for 20 minutes.
  5. Remove lid. Put in seafood mix (all except squid). Simmer 3 minutes. Add squid and simmer 1 or 2 more minutes. Seafood should be opaque; nothing should be translucent.
Most Helpful

Very good. I had a bag of seafood mix to use. I used a soy sauce-garlic mixture for the sauce.This will be really good in the winter. Will make again.

mightyro_cooking4u July 26, 2010

I really liked this because normally I don't eat anything but spicy. This was very good for my tummy since I am pregnant :) This was perfect! I did change it a lot like I highly recommend adding cilantro and lime juice to it, omg it was out of this world. Just wish it was a bit thicker but overall delish

hulika March 23, 2013