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Hamburg Fish Soup
This hearty fish soup came from a street fair in Hamburg. The juniper berries give it an herbal sweetness that is distinctively German. The shrimp are the tiny North Sea variety that are available here in cans.
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- Calories: 114
- Calories from fat: 26%
- Fat: 4.3g
- Saturated fat: 0.8g
- Monounsaturated fat: 1.2g
- Polyunsaturated fat: 2g
- Protein: 6.3g
- Carbohydrate: 12.4g
- Fiber: 1.6g
- Cholesterol: 22mg
- Iron: 1.3mg
- Sodium: 274mg
- Calcium: 35mg
- 2 (1 1/2-pound) whole flounder, cleaned
- 6 cups water
- 2 teaspoons black peppercorns
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh dill
- 1 cup chopped fresh parsley
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 2 cups thinly sliced leek (2 medium)
- 1 1/2 cups finely chopped onion
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 2 cups diced peeled red potatoes
- 1 cup sliced carrot
- 1 1/2 tablespoons juniper berries
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 6 bay leaves
- 1 cup Riesling or other dry white wine
- 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh parsley
- 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 1 teaspoon coarse-grained mustard
- 1 (7-ounce) can tiny peeled shrimp, drained
- Slivered leek (optional)
- Cut flounder into fillets, reserving bones. Remove skin from fillets, and discard. Cut fillets into 2-inch pieces, and cover and chill.
- Combine fish bones, water, peppercorns, dill, and 1 cup parsley in a large Dutch oven; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 30 minutes. Drain mixture in a sieve over a bowl, reserving stock. Discard solids.
- Heat oil in pan over medium heat. Add sliced leek and onion; sauté 10 minutes or until tender. Sprinkle flour over leek mixture; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Gradually add reserved stock, stirring until well-blended. Add potatoes and next 5 ingredients (potatoes through bay leaves); cook 25 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Add fish, wine, 1/4 cup parsley, vinegar, and mustard; cook over low heat 5 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork. Discard bay leaves. Ladle soup into bowls; top with shrimp,and garnish with slivered leek, if desired.
- Note: Juniper berries can be found in the spice section of most supermarkets. Your fish monger will be happy to fillet the flounder for you.
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