Hake Soup

Ready in: 30 min
Serves: 4
Complexity: very easy
Origin: Dalmatia

This nice, clear soup is an excellent starter for seafood meals. It requires minimum effort and invigorates.

Hake Soup


  • 800 g cleaned hake
  • 50 ml olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 100 g tomatoes
  • 1 lemon
  • 100 g rice
  • bay leaf
  • parsley
  • salt and pepper


Add the hake, garlic cloves, tomatoes cut in half, 1 bay leaf, parsley, salt and pepper and squeezed lemon juice into 2 L cold water and cook for 20 minutes .Do not stir. Gently take out the fish so it doesn't fall to pieces. Serve it aside.
Add the rice to the soup and continue cooking until the rice is soft.
Decorate with chopped parsley.

Variation: You can also a sliced potatoe instead of the rice.

Suitable Drinks

White wine

Red wine

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