Prepare Fish Soup with Salmon Head
from Thomas Sixt
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Today we cook a fine fish soup. The basis is a salmon head, which you can order directly online in the future.
A long time ago I had done an interview with a shaman and Angaangaq recommended to always process and eat fish whole. Therefore, I wanted to approach the topic once.
If you want to follow my lead, however, I must honestly add: The delicious salmon bake is rarely available in supermarkets. However, if you order online or make the luck at a fishmonger: the soup is a passport to extraordinary pleasure.
So, now we can also start cooking. A video shows the preparation in the garden. I wish you good luck and look forward to comments at the bottom of the page!
Table of Contents
1. Cooking Fish Soup, the Ingredients at a Glance
For the preparation I recommend the following ingredients:
- Salmon head fresh – alternatively fish carcasses from the market
- celery, carrots, leeks – in short a bunch of soup vegetables
- garlic, onions or shallots
- Dried porcini mushrooms and fresh mushrooms
- A few tomatoes
- Aquavit for flambéing
- Dry white wine
- Herbs like thyme, rosemary, parsley, bay leaf
- Additional herbs according to season and taste: I had some wild garlic left over
- Pepper, salt, sugar and chili
- Some butter to make the taste round
2. Special Features of Fish Soup with Salmon Head
As already described in the introduction, the fish cheek is considered an absolute delicacy among connoisseurs.
In the nature of things lies: The bigger the fish head, the bigger the fish cheek. In the case of salmon, this is a precision landing, as can be seen in the following picture.
3. Recipe Fish Soup
Fish Soup with Salmon Head
Step by step instructions from cooking professional Thomas Sixt.
Fish soup with salmon head step by step to prepare shows you cook Thomas Sixt in this article.
|1-2||pc||Salmon heads (Alternative fish carcasses)|
|1||pc||onion (Alternatively I use shallots)|
|3-4||pc||dried porcini mushrooms (It also goes mixed dried fruit with apples and apricots)|
|1||bunch||Herbs (Thyme, rosemary, parsley, bay leaf, wild garlic according to market supply)|
|0,2||Bottle||Aquavit (Plotz Matjes Aquavit)|
|50||ml||dry white wine (Optional!)|
|1||l||Water (or vegetable broth)|
Dekoration und Einlage
|2-4||pinches||finely chopped parsley (or dill)|
|2||tsp.||Sesame (Sesame Furikake see tip after the recipe)|
Prepare and cook soup
Defrost the salmon head and place on a plate ready.
Wash the fish head with cold water.
Place the head in the large pot. You can cook your soup on the campfire or on the stove.
Place the pot on the prepared campfire.
Prepare the other ingredients: Vegetables, mushrooms, herbs and spices.
Heat the pot – I had lit my campfire.
Cut vegetables into small pieces at points and add to the fish head. Add herbs and spices.
When the aroma of the fried fish is perceptible, flambé the ingredients in the pot with the aquavit. Be careful and keep your distance. It has proven useful to use a large ladle and wear a protective glove.
Add vegetable stock or water and a little white wine to the soup ingredients.
Let the soup simmer moderately, strong boiling for a few minutes is fine.
Let the soup infuse for 30 minutes, season with the butter and spices to taste.
Cut mushrooms into thin slices and strips and place in the soup bowls with the finely chopped herbs. Expose the salmon cheeks, carefully remove with a spoon and arrange one cheek in the center of each soup bowl.
Sprinkle the fish soup with sesame seeds, I had used sesame furikake with ume plum flavor. You can find info after the recipe. Serve the soup quickly and enjoy.
4. Calories and Nutritional Values
5. Ingredients Info and Online Order
You can order the salmon fish head soon at Lachs.de. Also the aquavit used. The sesame furikake are part of the Sesame Spice Set Cooking Box