Ukha (Russian Fish Soup)

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1 skeleton Trout large, including head and tai
1 Onion peeled and cut in half
1 tsp Black peppercorns
12 cups Water
3 Potatoes medium, peeled and cubed
3 Bay leaf
500 g Trout and Salmon fillets, boneless
1 bunch Dill chopped
Green onion to taste, as garnish, optional
Salt to taste
Black pepper to taste

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Ukha (Russian Fish Soup)


This Ukha (Russian Fish Soup) recipe takes me right back to my youth. This was one of my favorite childhood meals. My Russian grandmother used to make it for me whenever I’d visit her and it has so many happy memories for me. I am so happy to share this ukha fish soup recipe with you now.

To make this ukha Russian fish soup recipe, start by making a fish stock using a fish bone skeleton with head and tail attached. Strain the stock and discard the fish bones. Cook potatoes and bay leaves in the stock. As they cook, chop the fish into 2-inch cubed pieces. If the fish chunks are too small, they will fall apart. Add a load of chopped dill and season to taste. Garnish with chopped green onions and/or parsley.

To make Ukha (Russian Fish Soup), you will need the following ingredients:

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Steps to make Ukha (Russian Fish Soup)


Prepare fish stock


Place the fish skeleton in a large pot with 12 cups of water, one halved onion, 1 teaspoon of salt and a teaspoon of whole peppercorns. Bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 45 minutes. Skim off any foam which appears on the surface.


Strain fish stock


Strain the fish stock through a cheesecloth placed inside a colander over a large bowl. Make sure that the fish broth is clear and free of impurities, discard the fish bones.


Cook potatoes


Return the strained fish stock to the pot and add the three chopped potatoes and 3 bay leaves. Cook for approximately 10 minutes until the potatoes are tender.


Add fish


Chop the salmon and trout fillets into 2-inch cubes. Add them to the saucepan and cook for around 10 minutes.




Add a chopped bunch of dill and season the soup with salt and pepper to taste.



Serve garnished with chopped green onions and/or freshly chopped parsley.

This Ukha (Russian Fish Soup) is a taste of my childhood - I love it so much! Try it out next time you are in the mood for a wholesome hot meal and please come back to leave a review.

Lilly is an enthusiastic and cheerful young mom. She knows as well as any parent that children can be really picky when it comes to food. And she’s had plenty of experience trying to cook meals that are both tasty and nutritious, and able to satisfy the tastes of a fussy kid right away! To save you some precious time, Lilly's going to share with you all the tricks she learned the hard way, so you don’t have to! She has a wealth of recipes for quick and easy meals for kids and families on a budget.

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Total Reviews: 10
Anneliese Feigelson

A perfect lactose free meal for someone like me!! Delicious.

Regan Sepulbeda

First time ever making ukha wish me luck that it turns out how its supposed to.

Valery Sevic

Flavorful and perfect for a maincourse because of how filling it is.

Micaela Vonkaenel

My kids aren't a fan sadly so i'd say its not too kid friendly since most kids dont eat fish but its pretty good for a dinner with some wine.

Asha Shomer

Not bad but i think it needs a little bit more spices or some sort of creamy sauce for the fish because its very bland in my opinion.

Leela Maltby

Takes so long to boil's good but needs a lot of patience/time.

Ailani Zenker

Made this and some cheesy garlic bread on the side fantastic Russian meal will be trying out a lot more.

Andie Sturza

Lilly you've outdone yourself again with this tasty fish bowl soup

Maren Lepre

I usually hate fish but this is awesome because they fishy taste is not overwhelming and its really easy to make too,exactly what I was looking for basically.


Great recipe! Thank for sharing!

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