Psarosoupa (Greek: ψαρόσουπα) is a fish soup, traditional to Greek cuisine. There are several variations on the soup. All include fish and vegetables.
The types of fish used vary: carp, cod, hake, mackerel, salmon, skate, trout, turbot, perch, haddock, and swordfish are all possibilities. Some prefer a firm, white-fleshed fish, such as grouper, snapper, or rockfish, and avoid more oily fish.
- Psarosoupa patmou is the variety of Patmos, the smallest of the Dodecanese. It is a simple soup with fish, potatoes, tomatoes, onions, celery, rice, and various spices.
- Psarosoupa me horta kritiki is the variety of Crete. It is thick, rich, and red in color. Originating in Agios Nikolaos, it feasures slices of fish along with carrots, celery, tomatoes, zucchini, flour, and various spices and seasonings.
- Psarosoupa avgolemono is a variety with avgolemono (broth with eggs and lemon). It replaces the chicken broth or stock of regular avgolemono soups with fish fumet or court bouillon.
Psarosoupa may be served with retsina.
- ^ a b Vilma Chantiles, Food of Greece: Cooking, Folkways, and Travel in the Mainland and Islands of Greece, p. 79.
- ^ 1001 Foods to Die For (Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2007), p. 160.
- ^ Vilma Chantiles, Food of Greece: Cooking, Folkways, and Travel in the Mainland and Islands of Greece, p. 80.
- ^ Vilma Chantiles, Food of Greece: Cooking, Folkways, and Travel in the Mainland and Islands of Greece, p. 82.
- ^ Diane Kochilas, The Food and Wine of Greece: More Than 250 Classic and Modern Dishes from the Mainland and Islands (Macmillan: 1993), p. 233.
- ^ Jeannette Ferrary, Good Day for Soup: Over 200 Recipes for Any Occasion (Chronicle Books, 1995), p. 226.