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  1. Elizabeth

    I LOVE this recipe!

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  2. Lucy

    Can you use monk fish

  3. Jen

    Great recipe and so easy! I added green peppers and zucchini for extra veggies, which worked wonderfully!

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  4. John

    I don’t ever comment on recipes. I just read them to get a feel for the chances of success. But I had to peck out a comment because this was a fantastic requiem for the walleye that my son caught yesterday. The only tweek was celery with the onions and a handful of chopped baby spinach. This one goes in my favourites. Thanks

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  5. Dolores

    is soo delicious!!! I didn’t have parsley so I used cilantro, thank you for the recipe

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  6. Joy

    For anyone who tried this and thought it was too sweet, keep in mind that the fish you choose makes a big difference. The first time I made this I used only cod and that with the clam juice was a sweeter entree than I enjoy. The second time I added 2/3 cod (I don’t love it but it’s cheap) and 1/3 swordfish. This was MUCH better and much less sweet. I also doubled the clam juice and boiled it with left over shrimp shells that I roasted, inspired by this website’s shellfish stock recipe. I added parboiled potatoes, doubled the seasoning to compensate for the potatoes, and added extra salt and a squeeze of lemon. All these things helped make it less sweet but the key was choosing the right fish.

    P.S. Elise, I live in Roseville and have been following your website forever! My dream is to bump into you at the grocery store some day. ;) Thank you for inspiring a love of cooking with your excellent website and recipes! I’m so glad this is more than a just cheesy Instagram-Instablog.

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    • Elise Bauer

      Hi neighbor! Thank you for your comment and suggestions. One of the things that cuts sweetness is using a dry white wine like a Sauvignon Blanc. If one uses a sweeter wine like chardonnay, the soup will be sweeter.

  7. Robert

    tried it for the 1st time and it was awesome

  8. Tyvek

    I only gave this 4 stars as I made some adjustments that not all people might enjoy, but that is on me and not the recipe itself. It is easy to make, as stated, and surprisingly tasty- even without my alterations.
    The difference was that I used salted cod and a medley of shellfish and meat (crab, clams, shrimp/prawns) that had been previously frozen and I added two ice cubes of a frozen deduction I simmered down to a thick viscosity made up of pepper and rosemary vodka and Clamato ™ juice in lieu of the tomato paste.

    I’d recommend this recipe, and there’s room to play around with it.

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  9. Michelle

    Easy to make. I used cilantro instead of parsley as it was the only option in my fridge, but it made for a tasty substitute. I like a bit of kick so added a couple of dashes of cayenne pepper, as well. I found it to be quite savory. I would have liked to see the nutritional values listed.

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  10. Leslie Heying

    The best soup I’ve ever made!!!

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  11. Karen

    This was very sweet (can of tomatoes may have had too much sugar content) and it is also quite bland. I grew up on the Louisiana border, so wonderful seafood dishes are a common place. I added an additional can of Lobster stock and 2 tsp. of lemon juice. This improved the flavor, but it still wasn’t a great fish soup. I am hoping allowing the soup to sit a day or two in the fridge will enhance the flavors. It was very easy to make.

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  12. Linda

    Thanks for this recipe! I was not sure how it would be since I had to use previously frozen cod. It was so easy to make and very yummy. I added an extra clam juice since one 8 oz bothle plus the wine did not cover the fish. I put crushed red pepper on the table thinking the stew might need more flavor. Nope. No one touched any extra herbs or spices. What a great recipe! I will make this often!

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  13. Susan

    It was delicious! Had friends for dinner and we all really enjoyed it. It IS easy. Wholesome and warming. Served with nice bread and a salad.

  14. Janet Allison

    Easy as can be and simply delicious! The broth of clam juice and wine is perfect!

  15. Jennifer williams

    It was incredible.

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  16. Robin sweeney

    This was fabulous. Prep time very smoothly. I tweaked the recipe a bit and added fire roasted diced tomatoes to make a bit more tomato flavor and to thicken

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  17. Julie

    Can you add potatoes? If so, should they be soaked in salt water and parboiled first?

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