Ukha

Try this traditional Russian fish soup for dinner
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This traditional Russian soup is the Russian answer to bouillabaisse. The soup consists of a clear broth, fish, and root vegetables. Traditionally, with catfish, bream, or ruffe, but you can substitute whatever looks freshest at the grocery store. 

Ingredients

  • 6  Cups  chicken stock
  • 1  Teaspoon  crushed black peppercorn, or more to taste
  • 1  Teaspoon  salt, or more to taste
  • bay leaf
  • potatoes, diced
  • turnip, peeled and diced
  • 1 1/2  Cup  yellow onion, chopped
  • celery stalks, diced
  • carrots, diced
  • 6  Ounces  cod, ruffe, castfish, or other fish, cut into large chunks
  • 1/2  Cup  fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2  Tablespoons  fresh dill, chopped
  • Juice of half a lemon

Directions

In a large pot, heat the chicken stock, black pepper, salt, and bay leaf on medium-high, and bring the stock to a boil. Add the potato, turnip, onion, celery, and carrots to the pot. Cook the vegetables for about 10 minutes or until the vegetables are tender. Reduce the heat to a simmer, and add the fish. Continue to cook until the fish is cooked through, another 5 to 10 minutes.

Add the parsley, dill, and lemon juice. Cook for a minute longer. Adjust the seasonings, and serve.