Riblja corba - fish soup

Riblja Čorba, is a wonderful fish soup that you’ll see on many menus in the restaurants. 

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Serbia
Keyword: fish
Servings: 4
Calories: 533kcal


  • 1 kg mixed fish
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 carrots sliced
  • 1 onions sliced
  • 1 celery stick
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 cup rice or a risotto
  • 4 peppercorns
  • chopped parsley
  • salt to taste


  • Scale and gut the fish.
  • Halve the onion and quickly sear it; this gives it extra flavor.
  • Place the fish in a large pot and cover with water.
  • Add the vegetables and garlic and simmer for ½ an hour.
  • Remove the fish and remove the bones. It might break apart and be a little messy, but it’s going back into the pot as small pieces anyway.
  • Strain the soup.
  • Add the olive oil and rice to the soup now and when the rice is ready, put the fish pieces back in.
  • Serve with some crusty bread.

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