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  • Serves: 2 Servings

Mediterranean Fish and Orzo Soup

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Category: Soups, Fish

 Ingredients List

  • Typed by Manny Rothstein
  • 3/4 lb Halibut -- cut into 1-in
  • Cubes
  • 1 1/2 tb Fresh lemon juice
  • 2 ts Olive oil
  • 1 lg Onion -- halved and
  • Thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cn (28oz) Italian plum tomatoes
  • Drained
  • 2 8oz bottles clam juice
  • 3/4 c Dry white wine
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 1 1x4-inch orange peel strip
  • 1/8 ts Fennel seeds -- crushed
  • 1/8 ts Dried red pepper flakes
  • Salt and ground pepper
  • 1/2 c Orzo (rice-shaped pasta)
  • 1 lb Clams -- well scrubbed
  • Minced fresh parsley


Mix halibut, lemon juice and 2 ts oil in small bowl. Let mixture stand
while preparing soup.

Heat 2 tb oil in heavy large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and cook
until translucent, stirring occasionally, about 10 mintes.

Squeeze tomatoes through fingers to break up while adding to saucepan. Add
clam juice, wine, bay leaf, orange peel, fennel and pepper flakes. Simmer
10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Add orzo and cook 5 minutes.

Add clams to soup. Cover and cook 5 minutes. Add fish. Cover and cook until
fish is opaque and clams open, about 4 minutes longer. Discard bay leaf and
orange peel. Spoon soup into bowls. Garnish with parsley and serve.

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