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Cajun Fish Soup


I’ve made this soup for a few friends who came for dinner and every time this soup was a hit.  It’s flavorful, filling and seriously addictive.  It’s part of those recipes that comes in your mind out of nowhere when you’re trying to empty a few things in the fridge.  I just had made some amazing fish broth and I thought why not trying to be creative with it :)

I sincerely hope you’ll enjoy this recipe, it’s a bit more extravagant than some of my other posts but every minutes of preparation will be worth it!

Bon Appetit!


1 Big red tomato, blanched

3 smaller red tomatoes, blanched

1 medium size yellow tomato, blanched

1 small/medium yellow onion, chopped

3 big garlic cloves, finely chopped

6 teaspoons of olive oil

3 cups of homemade fish broth #01

2 cups of white potato cubes

1 jalapeno pepper, cut in small pieces

2 1/4 tablespoon of finely chopped fresh coriander

2 branches of fresh silver thyme

1/4 teaspoon of hot Hungarian paprika

6 teaspoons of lime juice

5  small Tilapia Fillet

3-4 tablespoons of my homemade cajun spice blend

For the polenta:

(you’ll need in the end – 4  medium Polenta rectangle)


fish broth

For the garnish:

small and thin avocado slices

4 small branches of silver thyme

4 teaspoons of 0% fat Greek yogurt


1- The day before or a few hours before, rub your Tilapia fillets with the cajun spices.  Place them back in the fridge and wait an hour or two for the fish to absorb a bit of the taste. Grill your fillets in a flat bottom pan with 2 teaspoons of olive oil once you’re ready.  Put them right back in the fridge till it’s time to start your soup.

2- For the soup, bring to the stove top a big stainless steel flat bottom pan and open your heat to medium/high.  Add 3 teaspoons of the remaining olive oil and start grilling the yellow onion, jalapenos peppers and chopped garlic for 2-3 minutes.  During that time, cut your previously blanched tomatoes in cubes before adding them to the pan.

3- Add your fish broth, the freshly chopped coriander and lower your heat to medium/low, let it simmer covered for 5 minutes while stirring a few times.

4- Bring the content of your pan in a blender and liquify it.  Pour it back in the pan, add your white potato cubes, 2 branches of thyme, the hot Hungarian paprika, lime juice and shred (in small pieces) 1 small tilapia fillet from the fridge.  Cover it and let it gently simmer for 1h while stirring once in a while and lowering the heat if you find that it’s simmering too hard.

5- After one hour, cut your remaining 4 filet in half and add the ticker part of each fillets in the soup, cover it again and let it simmer for an extra 30 minutes.  You may flip your big fillet pieces half way.

6- At the last minute grill your polenta rectangles both sides in another pan with 1 teaspoon of olive oil.  Reserve.

7- Set up 4 wide soup bowls, start adding your soup (juice and potatoes only) at the bottom, place the polenta in the middle of the liquid and 1 piece of filet on top of it.  Then add 1 teaspoon of Greek yogurt in each plates, on top of the filet (this is going to add a great taste and help the avocado slices hold in place, then add your sliced avocados!

…It was long I know but soooooo worth every seconds :P


Comments: (6)

6 Responses to “Cajun Fish Soup”

  1. apé says:

    Je me baladais sur le net à la recherche de blog culinaires, et je suis tombé sur le tien !

    Vraiment bravo, toutes ces recettes me donnent l’eau à la bouche! Je vais m’empresser d’en essayer quelques unes.

    Merci pour toutes ces recettes, et pour finir, les photos de celle-ci sont magnifiques.

    • arielrebel says:

      Ahh merci! :) Ton commentaire m’a vraiment fait plaisir, je suis super contente que tu aimes mes recettes :)
      J”espere que le gout le plairas aussi et n’hesite surtout pas a commenter encore! :)

  2. Dominika S. says:

    I’ve never eaten any fish soup. This looks soo yummy. I think I’d try to do it ;)

  3. fooder says:

    hey arielrebel,
    J’ai essayé cette recette à la maison.
    Mais, je ne c’est pas trop bon que je voir dans cette image,
    je pense que c’était de ma faute.
    mais je vais essayer la prochaine fois et j’espère que ça va superbe à partir de maintenant.

    ohh, merci pour le partage de cette recette “soupe de poisson”.

  4. eldavide says:

    Fish are allready in soup, you swim in it. Just the flavor im after. The tast of good cooking is good cooking. This is the best, fish. Fish eat fish. Injoy.

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