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This is the famous fish soup dish from the port city in the south of France, Marseille, and is a traditional fisherman's meal.


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 4 cups fish stock
  • 1.5 cups cooked/canned tomatoes
  • 1/2 cups white wine
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 bouquet garni (bayleaf, parsley) plus salt/pepper
  • 2kg fish (such as mussells, fish fillets, prawns, crab meat)\


  • Melt butter and oil in a large pot.
  • Saute onion and garlic then stir in flour.
  • Add fish stock, tomatoes, wine, lemon juice and seasonings then simmer on low heat for 1 hour.
  • Add fish and cook for 5-10 minutes until tender.
  • Serve the soup with bread.

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