• Prep Time:
  • Cooking Time:
  • Serves: 8 Servings

Bojti Halikraleves (Spawn Soup for Lent)

  • Recipe Submitted by on

Category: Fish

 Ingredients List

  • 2 Carrots
  • 2 Parsnips
  • 2 md Onions
  • 1 sm Celery knob
  • 1 ts Salt
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • 5 Peppercorns, black
  • 1 tb Butter, unsalted
  • 1 tb Flour, all-purpose
  • 1 pn Paprika
  • 1/2 lb Fish fillet; small pieces
  • 1 Fish head
  • 1 lb Spawn (fish roe)
  • 2 tb Vinegar, wine, white
  • 1/4 c Sour cream


Peel vegetables and cut into small pieces, and together with salt, bay
leaves and peppercorns cook them in 2 qts water till they are almost soft.
Make a roux with butter and flour, cook for only a few minutes, leaving
it very light. Add paprika and whip 1/2 cup cold water into the roux.
Pour roux into the vegetable mixture and bring again to a boil. Reduce
heat to a simmer.
Add fish pieces and fish head, and simmer soup for 10 minutes. Add spawn
and cook for another 5 minutes.
Pour in the vinegar; just before serving stir in the sour cream. Adjust
salt and vinegar to your taste.
Note: During Lent most Hungarians eat a lot of fish. There are almost
always little bits of fish meat, bones and heads left over and that's when
this soup would be a good beginning for a Lenten meal.

 Share this Recipe

Recipes by Course

Recipes by Main Ingredient

Recipes by Cuisine

Recipes by Preparation

Recipes by Occasion

Recipes by Dietary

Sign Up and Create a Cookbook Today!

Please Sign in to your Account or Sign up if you are new user.

Who loves our Healthy Recipes?