Spanish Fish and Shellfish Soup Recipe - Sopa de Pescado y Marisco

Fish stew with mussels, spinach and saffron
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Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 25 mins
Total: 40 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
524 Calories
20g Fat
54g Carbs
27g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 524
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20g 25%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Cholesterol 163mg 54%
Sodium 711mg 31%
Total Carbohydrate 54g 20%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Protein 27g
Calcium 123mg 9%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Sopa de Pescado y Marisco combines fish, clams, and shrimp with white wine and rice for a rich and flavorful dish. Serve ​Sopa de Pescado y Marisco in wide soup bowls with bread.


  • 1 cup rice
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 tomato
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 fish head for broth
  • 12 littleneck or venus clams
  • 1 lb. shrimp (20 to 25 per lb.)
  • 1 cup white wine
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Steps to Make It

  1. In a medium saucepan or pot, pour 4 cups of water, bay leaves, fish head and clams. Simmer for approximately 15 minutes. Add the shrimp and simmer another 5 minutes.

  2. Chop the onion, tomato, and carrot. Heat the olive oil in a large open frying pan. Add the onion, tomato, and carrot when hot. Sauté until the onion is translucent, then add the wine and simmer for 5 minutes.

  3. Pour the vegetable-wine mixture in a large pot. Strain the broth and pour into the pot. Stir.

  4. Now that you have removed the shrimp and fish head, shell the cooked shrimp (optional) and set aside. De-bone the fish head and set the fish meat aside. Discard the bones. Place the pot on the stove and turn the heat on medium high.

  5. When the soup starts to boil, add the rice and simmer for 15 minutes, or until rice is cooked. Add salt and pepper to taste. When ready to serve, add back the fish meat and shrimp.

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