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Codfish Soup (Zuppa di Merluzzo)

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Rating: 5/5
1 review

ready in: 30-60 minutes
serves/makes:   4

recipe id: 8920
cook method: stovetop

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1/2 pound salt codfish
4 1/2 tablespoons good olive oil
1 small onion
bunch parsley stems
small piece celery
bay leaf
small sprig thyme
2 tomatoes
2 tablespoons dry white wine
1 medium potato, peeled and cut into slices
1 cup water
black pepper
4 pieces toasted or fried bread


Take one-half pound of salt codfish that has been soaked, cut it up into squares, but not small.

Prepare in a saucepan four tablespoons of good olive-oil, and one small onion cut into pieces. Cook the onion in the oil over a slow fire, without allowing the onion to become colored, then add a small bunch of parsley stems, a small piece of celery, a bay-leaf, and a small sprig of thyme. Cool for a few moments, then add two tomatoes, skinned and with the seeds removed, and cut into slices, two tablespoons of dry white wine, and one medium-sized potato, peeled and cut into slices, and, lastly, one cup of water.

When the potato is half cooked, add the codfish, then one-half tablespoon more of olive-oil. Remove the parsley stems, and put in instead one-half tablespoon of chopped-up parsley; add a good pinch of pepper, and some salt, if needed. When the vegetables are thoroughly cooked pour the soup over pieces of toasted or fried bread, and serve.

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419 calories, 18 grams fat, 23 grams carbohydrates, 39 grams protein per serving.
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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
OMG OMG OMG! i baked codfish for a birthday party today and served shrimp cocktail with it. tonight, i made a soup using this recipe, thru the leftover baked spud in, with the shrimp and cod leftovers and it is fabtabulus! i can't believe i made this myself! the codfish (earlier today, was made using flavored diced canned tomatoes with ritz & cheese it/nip crackers, buttah, olive oil, & s&p. all i had to do was nuke up some chopped celery and (spanish) onion. Yum!

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