Heartwarming Sea Bass Soup

Kefalonia Fisheries Recipe - Heartwarming Sea Bass Soup


  • 1 kg whole sea bass, gutted and scaled
  • 1 onion
  • 2 potatoes
  • 3 carrots
  • 2 zucchini
  • 2-3 stalks of celery
  • 1 bunch of parsley, chopped
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 tomatoes, grated
  • olive oil
  • salt & pepper
  • juice from 2 lemons


  1. In a large pot with 2lt boiling water, add the onion, potatoes, carrots, zucchini, celery, parsley and bay leaves. Season with salt and pepper. Boil until the vegetables are cooked (20-25 minutes). 
  2. Remove the vegetables and add the fish in the pot.
  3. Boil the fish for 20 minutes (until cooked).
  4. Remove the fish and sieve the broth through a colander, into a clean pot.
  5. Either serve the sliced vegetables and cleaned fish in the broth with a bit of lemon juice or serve the soup in a bowl and the vegetables and fish cleaned on a side plate. 
  6. Optionally add a few mussels and/or prawns to your soup just 4-5 minutes before you remove from heat.