Sopa a La Mallorquina (de pescado)

Soup à La Majorca (With Fish Stock)

This very pleasant fish soup hails from Majorca. The fish stock there is somewhat different from that which we make in England, as the seas around Majorca abound with a variety of fish unknown in this country. In Spain also a number of different fish which never come to English waters are used for this and other fish soups.


  • Fish stock
  • 1 large onion
  • 3 or 4 tomatoes
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 2 glasses of white wine
  • 1 tablespoon of Madeira
  • a little chopped parsley
  • salt
  • slices of toasted bread.


Shred the onion finely and fry in boiling oil to a golden colour, adding the tomatoes, cut in quarters, the garlic and parsley, the Madeira and the two glasses of white wine. Stir well and let the wine reduce a little. Pour the hot fish stock over this, season with salt, add the slices of toasted bread and simmer for 20 minutes.