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                             ITALIAN FISH SOUP
 
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 Serving Size  : 8    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Seafood                          Italian
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
      1/2   c            Olive oil
    3                    Leeks, cleaned and sliced,
                         -white part only
    2                    Cloves of garlic diced fine
    1                    Yellow onion, peeled and
                         -chopped
    1       c            Chopped celery
    1       c            Fresh mushrooms, sliced
    6       c            Fish stock, clam nectar or
                         -water
    1       c            Italian tomato sauce
    1       c            Dry white wine (maybe Soave)
                         Cayenne pepper to taste
    1       lb           White fish boneless fillet,
                         -cut into small pieces
                         (cod, seabass, monkfish)
    2       lb           Combined, of any or all of
                         -{the following:
                         Clams, soaked in fresh water
                         -1 hour then drained
                         Crab,
                         Shrimp,
                         Mussels, scrubbed with the
                         -beards removed
 
   Serves 8
   
   (don't leave these out they are cheap, tasty and
   attractive) You can buy a 1/4 or 1/2 lb. of several
   items.  Even if shrimp is $6 per lb. 1/4 lb. is
   affordable and will add flavor and variety.
   
   Chopped parsley for garnish
   
   Saute the leeks, onions, celery, garlic and mushrooms
   until the onions are clear. Add the stock, nectar or
   water, tomato sauce and white wine. Bring to a heavy
   simmer and taste. Add the cayenne pepper and salt to
   taste.
   
   Prepare the seafood and add to the pot, remembering to
   add first those things which take longest to cook. The
   various shellfish go in with the shells on.
   
   Simmer until done. Serve in large bowls over
   spaghetti. By adding extra fish such as a lobster per
   person this will become a meal instead of a soup.
  
 
 
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