Dive into the rich flavors of Galicia with our signature Galician Fish Soup, a beloved dish steeped in coastal tradition. This hearty soup boasts a medley of fresh seafood, including tender chunks of fish, succulent shellfish, and briny morsels of octopus, all simmered to perfection in a savory broth infused with aromatic herbs and spices. Served piping hot, each spoonful is a journey to the rugged shores of Galicia, where the bounty of the sea meets the warmth of traditional cooking. Whether enjoyed as a starter or a comforting meal on its own, our Galician Fish Soup promises to tantalize the taste buds and evoke the timeless allure of coastal Spain.


  • 500g mixed fish fillets (such as cod, haddock, or sea bass), cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 250g mixed seafood (such as shrimp, mussels, and squid), cleaned and prepared
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tomatoes, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 large potato, diced
  • 1 carrot, diced
  • 1 leek, sliced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon saffron threads (optional)
  • 1 liter fish or vegetable broth
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Olive oil
  • Fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish)
  • Crusty bread, for serving


1- Heat a few tablespoons of olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and garlic, and sauté until softened and fragrant, about 5 minutes.

2- Add the diced tomatoes, bell peppers, leek, potato, and carrot to the pot. Stir well to combine and cook for another 5 minutes.

3- Pour in the fish or vegetable broth, and add the bay leaf, paprika, and saffron threads (if using). Season with salt and pepper to taste. Bring the soup to a gentle simmer.

4- Once the soup is simmering, add the mixed fish fillets and seafood to the pot. Allow the soup to simmer gently for 10-15 minutes, or until the fish is cooked through and the seafood is tender.

5- Taste the soup and adjust the seasoning if needed. Remove the bay leaf from the pot.

6- Ladle the Galician Fish Soup into bowls, making sure to include a generous portion of fish and seafood in each serving. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley.

7- Serve hot with crusty bread on the side for dipping and enjoy the comforting flavors of Galicia!

This recipe serves about 4-6 people, depending on portion sizes. Feel free to adjust the quantities of ingredients according to your preferences and dietary requirements. Enjoy your homemade Galician Fish Soup!

Nutritional Values :

Fish fillets (such as cod, haddock, or sea bass):

  • Calories: Approximately 80-100 calories per 3-ounce serving
  • Protein: Approximately 16-20 grams per 3-ounce serving
  • Fat: Varies depending on the type of fish, but generally low in fat


  • Rich source of high-quality protein, essential for muscle growth and repair.
  • Contains omega-3 fatty acids, which are important for heart health and may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.
  • Provides vitamins and minerals such as vitamin D, vitamin B12, and selenium, which are essential for overall health.

Seafood (shrimp, mussels, squid):

  • Calories: Varies depending on the type of seafood and preparation method
  • Protein: Varies depending on the type of seafood
  • Fat: Varies depending on the type of seafood


  • Excellent source of lean protein, aiding in muscle development and repair.
  • Contains various vitamins and minerals such as iron, zinc, and iodine, important for metabolism, immune function, and thyroid health.
  • Provides omega-3 fatty acids, promoting heart health and reducing inflammation in the body.

Onion, garlic, tomatoes, bell peppers, potato, carrot, leek:

  • Calories: Approximately 20-50 calories per serving (varies depending on the quantity)
  • Fiber: Provides dietary fiber
  • Vitamins and minerals: Good sources of vitamins A and C, potassium, and other nutrients


  • Rich in antioxidants, which help protect cells from damage caused by free radicals and may reduce the risk of chronic diseases.
  • Good sources of dietary fiber, promoting digestive health and aiding in weight management.
  • Provide essential vitamins and minerals such as vitamin C, vitamin A, potassium, and folate, supporting immune function, vision, and overall well-being.

Olive oil:

  • Calories: Approximately 120 calories per tablespoon
  • Fat: Approximately 14 grams per tablespoon, mostly monounsaturated fats (healthy fats)


  • Contains monounsaturated fats, which can help improve cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of heart disease.
  • Rich in antioxidants, which have anti-inflammatory properties and may lower the risk of chronic diseases such as cancer.
  • Provides vitamin E, an important antioxidant that helps protect cells from damage.

Fish or vegetable broth:

  • Calories: Varies depending on the type and brand of broth
  • Sodium: Check the nutrition label for sodium content, as it can vary significantly


  • Low in calories and fat, making it a healthy base for soups and stews.
  • Can help keep you hydrated and may provide some electrolytes, especially if homemade with vegetables containing potassium.
  • Depending on the type, may contain vitamins and minerals from vegetables or fish bones used in the broth-making process.

Paprika, saffron threads, bay leaf, salt, pepper:

  • Calories: Negligible
  • These ingredients are primarily used for flavoring and do not contribute significant calories or macronutrients.


  • Paprika and saffron add flavor and color to dishes without adding significant calories or fat.
  • Bay leaf contributes a subtle herbal flavor and contains compounds that may have anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties.
  • Salt enhances flavor but should be used in moderation to control sodium intake.
  • Pepper adds a spicy kick and contains antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties.

For more accurate nutritional information, you may need to refer to the nutrition labels on the specific products you use and calculate the values based on the quantities in your recipe. Additionally, if you have specific dietary concerns or requirements, it's always a good idea to consult with a nutritionist or dietitian.


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