Sour Fish Soup

A basic traditional sour soup recipe from the southern part of Romania.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Romania
Keyword: fish
Servings: 6


  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 2 medium carrots chopped
  • ½ large red yellow or orange pepper
  • 2 celery sticks chopped
  • 16 oz fish
  • 8 cup water
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste
  • 1 lemon juice
  • 1 bunch of chopped parsley
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil


  • Turn the heat over medium and heat the oil In a large pot.
  • Chop the add them together: the onion, carrot, celery and bell pepper. Saute them for a few minutes enough to develop their flavor.
  • Add water to the large pot and cook the vegetables, about 20 mins.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Then cut the fish in cubes and add it to the soup.
  • As the fish is cooked, simmer 10 minutes the soup.
  • Then add the juice of 1 lemon.
  • Chop the parsley and add it to the pot.

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