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Caldo de peixe (Fish Soup)



  • 6 white potatoes chopped
  • 3 sweet potatoes chopped
  • 1 bunch fresh parsley chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper chopped
  • 3 medium onions chopped
  • 2 medium tomatoes chopped
  • 4 scallions chopped
  • 3 lbs saltwater fish such as tautog, cod, bluefish or sea bass
  • water


  • In a medium kettle, boil both white and sweet potatoes, about 15 minutes.
  • In a large kettle, gently saute chopped onions,red and green peppers and tomatoes in oil.
  • Next add fish cut into small pieces to the kettle and saute.
  • Add partly cooked white and sweet potatoes, along with enough cooking water to simmer the soup.
  • Simmer until potatoes and fish are done.
  • Add chopped parsley and chopped scallions to the kettle.
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