Tomatoey Halibut Soup

    1 hour 30 min

    An Italian-inspired soup, that's easy to make and tastes fantastic. Halibut is simmered in a rich, well-flavoured tomato soup base. Enjoy with grated Parmesan, if desired.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 1.15kg halibut steaks, cubed
    • 1 red pepper, chopped
    • 1 onion, chopped
    • 3 sticks celery, chopped
    • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
    • 4 tablespoons olive oil
    • 250ml tomato juice
    • 125ml apple juice
    • 900g tinned whole plum peeled tomatoes, mashed
    • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
    • 1/8 teaspoon dried thyme
    • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:1hr10min  ›  Ready in:1hr30min 

    1. Saute the peppers, celery, onion and garlic in oil until tender. Add the tomato juice, apple juice, mashed tomatoes and herbs. Simmer for 30 minutes.
    2. Add halibut pieces to the soup. Cook until halibut is done, about 30 minutes. Salt and pepper to taste.

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    This chowder is the BEST! My husband and I went to Alaska fishing a couple years ago and we brought a LOT of Halibut home with us. We got tired of most of the ways I fixed it until I found this recipe online. It has been a really big hit with everyone that tastes it. It is great for potlucks, something really different! I changed it just a little, I used Vegetable juice (like V8)instead of tomato juice, canned diced Italian tomatoes instead of canned whole tomatoes mashed and about 1/3 cup of chopped fresh parsley instead of 2 Tbsp. Works GREAT for us! Thanks!  -  31 Oct 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I absolutely loved this! Made a couple minor changes - halved the recipe, as I only had about a pound of halibut. I had no apple juice so used water, then added a couple chopped carrots for sweetness to offset the acidity of the tomatoes. I used spicy V8 instead of plain tomato juice and since I had no fresh parsley I added some dried oregano to keep with the Italian theme. I resisted the temptation to add anything else - I was thinking maybe some beans or pasta to make it more of a hearty meal, but I'm glad I did not. Ended up with a light, simple yet very satisfying supper.  -  29 Oct 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I had a party of 8 for dinner so I used about 4 pounds of halibut and added a pound of peeled prawns. Everyone raved about it but I thought the sauce overpowered the flavour of the halibut. I will make it again though.  -  13 Nov 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)