Fish soup Selyanka

Hot warming soup is what you need on a cold day and now we’ve finally seen proper winter temperatures. -7 C and very light snow this morning.

This soup is variation to the traditional salmon soup and now with a Russian twist. For a large bowl for 8 you need:

600 g salmon fillet, 6 potatoes, one large onion, 4 carrots, 1 l water,one pickled cucumber, 2 tsp capers, 400 g crushed tomato (or passata pomodori), 4 bay leaves, all spice, salt and pepper. For the topping you need: 2 dl sour cream (smetana) and a tablespoon of grated horseradish.

Clean the fish and cut it into small pieces. Peel and dice the vegetables. 

Start with the smetana and mix it with the grated horseradish. Put it in the fridge.

Boil the water and put in the vegetables. If you cleaned the fish yourself and have the head, fens, skin etc., save them and add them in the water. You dish these out before adding the fish. Cook for 10 minutes. Add the tomato, spices, pickle and capers and let the soup come to boil. Remove the head etc. Turn to medium heat and add the fish. Cook for 15 minutes. 

Enjoy with smetana. The taste intensifies to the next day so why not cook this the day before! I made this on Saturday morning and had it for a late lunch after taking a stroll with my sisters. 

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