Green Stew of Fish

Preparation info
  • Makes


    hearty main-course servings
    • Difficulty


Appears in
Soup: A Way of Life

By Barbara Kafka

Published 1998

  • About

The most famous fish soup-stew is bouillabaisse. It takes lots of ingredients and it’s good. Other people as well as I have written many recipes for it; but there are recipes just as good that are simpler. This fresh-tasting, green soup is delicious.


  • 3 tablespoons (45 g) unsalted butter
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced


In a large stockpot, melt the butter over medium-low heat. Stir in the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes, or until limp and transparent.

Pour in the stock and bring to a boil. Stir in the potatoes and lower the heat. Simmer for 10 minutes.

Stir in the escarole and cook for 3 minutes. Add the mussels and cook for 2 minutes. Stir in the spinach, parsley, and fi