On cold snowy days like today, this easy Italian soup is the perfect way to warm up. The recipe lists Halibut, but it's also delightful with Cod, Rockfish, or Sablefish
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 1 large yellow (or green) bell pepper, chopped
- 1 Tablespoon minced garlic
- 1 bay leaf, broken in half
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
- 3/4 cup white wine
- 1 can (28 to 32 oz.) whole plum tomatoes
- 2 cans (15 to 16 oz. each) cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 pound skinless Alaska Halibut, fresh or thawed, cut in 2-inch pieces
Heat olive oil in large heavy stockpot. Stir in onion, pepper, and garlic. Cook and stir over medium heat until onions are softened, about 5 minutes. Add bay leaf, oregano and parsley; cook an additional 1-2 minutes.
Add remaining ingredients and simmer
Stir in white wine and cook 1-2 minutes. Stir in and break up tomatoes. Cook 10-15 minutes, adding beans and fish during the last 5 minutes of cooking.
Cook’s tips: If using frozen seafood portions, rinse any ice glaze off under cold water, then add seafood to soup during the last 5 minutes of cooking. Cover the pan tightly and cook 5 minutes. Turn off the heat and let the seafood rest in the soup for 5 minutes. Break seafood into large chunks to serve.
Recipe courtesy of Alaska Seafood