Fisherman’s Soup
Food and Drink

Recipe and photo courtesy of McCormick,

Fisherman’s Soup

"This famous bright-red Hungarian soup is prepared with fish, bell peppers, tomatoes and spicy paprika."

Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 30 minutes Serves: 12 Serving Size: 1 Cup


1 tablespoon butter

1 medium onion finely chopped

1 medium green bell pepper chopped

1/2 teaspoon McCormick Gourmet™ Organic Caraway Seed crushed

1 container Kitchen Basics® Original Chicken Stock

2 14 1/2-ounce cans diced tomatoes, drained

1 pound red potatoes cut into 1/2-inch cubes

1 tablespoon McCormick Gourmet™ Paprika, Hot Hungarian

1 1/2 teaspoons McCormick Gourmet™ Sicilian Sea Salt

2 McCormick Gourmet™ Organic Bay Leaves, Turkish

1 pound firm white fish fillets, such as catfish, cut into 1-inch pieces

1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined

MELT butter in large saucepan or Dutch oven on medium heat. Add onion, bell pepper and caraway seed; cook and stir 5 minutes or until tender. Add chicken stock, tomatoes, potatoes, paprika, sea salt and bay leaves. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer 20 minutes.  

STIR in fish and shrimp. Simmer 5 minutes or just until shrimp are pink. Remove bay leaves before serving. Ladle into soup bowls.   

Tip: Crush caraway seed with mortar and pestle. Or, place caraway seed in small resealable plastic bag. Close tightly. Pound with a rolling pin, mallet or heavy skillet until crushed.