Fish-Head Soup

Mahi Kaleh Ab

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Preparation info

  • Serves:

    4 to 6

    • Difficulty

      Easy

    • Ready in

      1 hr 20

Appears in

Cooking in Iran: Regional Recipes and Kitchen Secrets

Cooking in Iran

By Najmieh Batmanglij

Published 2020

  • About

People from Rasht are known in Iran as “fish-head eaters” because they love fish so much they eat even the fish heads. This soup, beside being delicious, is also an inexpensive way, when combined with a pot of rice, to feed six people. In Rasht they use the white fish of the Caspian, which is similar to a striped bass/rockfish or branzino. But salmon heads also work well for this soup. If using salmon heads, just one or two will be enough.