Fish Soup Recipe & Chocolate Sheet Cake Recipe
Learn how to make fish soup with this savory fish soup recipe. It’s scrumptious! This soup is not at all difficult to make and it tastes so good. Treat yourself to a wonderful homemade soup.
Serve with a refreshing glass of Pinot Grigio and warm sourgough bread for a special treat.
Wine Pairing: We would recommend a crisp, flavorful Pinot Grigio to blend with the tasty flavors in the soup. Consider Brassfield Estate Pinot Grigio. This wine is 100% Pinot Grigio from a small winery in the High Valley Appellation of Lake County. This wine is medium bodied with a nicely balanced acidity. It’s crisp and refreshing finish will pair well with the fish soup.
Ingredients for the soup:
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 large onion chopped
2 medium size carrots chopped
2 stalks celery chopped
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon paprika
16 ounce can Italian plum tomatoes
1/2 cup dry white wine
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1/2 teaspoon crushed thyme leaves
1 bay leaf
2 eight ounce bottles clam juice
1 1/2 pounds of either flounder or sole cut into bite size pieces
1 tablespoon of anise-flavored appertif such as Richard or Pernod
How to Make Fish Soup:
1. Saute onions in olive oil until soft. Add garlic and saute for another minute.
2. Add everything but fish and apertif.
3.Bring to a boil. Lower heat and simmer 15 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
4.Add fish and simmer 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in aperitif and serve immediately.
Note: If you want to make this ahead of time, do steps 1-3 in advance. Just before serving bring the soup back to a simmer and cook the fish just before serving.
Chocolate Sheet Cake
This chocolate sheet cake with chocolate icing recipe is the perfect crowd pleaser. For smaller groups you can cut the recipe in half and use a 9×13 inch size pan.
Ingredients for cake:
1 cup butter
4 Tablespoons cocoa
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup water
2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup sour cream
Instructions for cake:
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2. Bring to a boil the butter, water, and cocoa. Remove from heat.
3. Add remaining ingredients. Mix well.
4. Spread mixture onto a large 1 inch deep cookie sheet. Bake for approximately 20 minutes.
Ingredients for Chocolate Icing Recipe:
1 cube butter
4 Tablespoons cocoa
6 Tablespoons milk
1 box of powdered sugar, sifted
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup chopped walnuts, if desired
Instructions for Chocolate Frosting:
1. Bring to a boil the butter, cocoa, and milk. Remove from head and stir in the remaining ingredients.
2. Spread over the cake immediately when you take it from the oven.
If you have used these instructions on How to Make Fish Soup, please let us know how it went. Please leave a comment below.