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Rustic Russian Fish Head Soup and Fish Broth made with Salmon or Trout, Perch and of course the fish heads with potatoes and dill, enjoyed in Russia for hundred of years - Authentic Ukha Fish Soup (Уха)
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Fish Head Soup | Ukha

Rustic Russian Fish Head Soup and Fish Broth made with Salmon or Trout, Perch and of course the fish heads with potatoes and dill, enjoyed in Russia for hundred of years - Authentic Ukha Fish Soup (Домашняя Уха)
Course Soup
Cuisine Russian, Ukrainian
Keyword Fish Head Soup, fish soup, ukha
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4 people

Ingredients

Fish Head Broth

  • 1 large Salmon/trout frame bones, including head and tail
  • 1 onion peeled and cut in half
  • 1 carrot optional
  • 1 teaspoon whole peppercorns
  • 12 cups water

Ukha Fish Soup

  • 3 medium potatoes peeled and cubed
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1 lb /500g Salmon and Perch fillets boneless and skinless
  • 1 shot Vodka optional
  • bunch of dill
  • chopped green onion as garnish optional
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

Fish Head Broth

  • In a large pot, put the Salmon frame and head, the onion, 1 teaspoon of salt and whole peppercorns and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 45 minutes. Skim off any impurities.
  • Strain the soup through a cheesecloth inside a colander (over a large bowl) the ensure the broth is clear and free of impurities. Discard the Salmon bones.

Ukha Fish Soup

  • Return fish stock to the pot and add the chopped potatoes and bay leafs. Cook for about 10 minutes, or until the potatoes are soft.
  • Add the boneless Salmon and Perch pieces, which should be cut in chunky 2" cubed pieces. If the pieces are cut too small and thin, they will fall apart. Cook for about 10 minutes.
  • Add chopped dill, optional vodka, season with salt and pepper according to taste. This recipe loves black pepper.
  • Garnish with chopped green onion or parsley.

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