Recipes Tomato Basil Fish Soup Recipe In-Fisherman January 8th, 2013 | More From In-Fisherman Share0 Tweet Email Share on Facebook.Share on Twitter.Share on Google+Tomato, Basil Fish Soup With Garlic Croutons by Chef Lucia Watson This delicious soup is great in winter on a cold night, or perfect in summer with fresh garden tomatoes and basil. The fish of choice may vary from delicate walleye or crappie to the more distinctive salmon or trout. To Serve Six . . . 2 tbsp. olive oil 2 stalks celery, coarsely chopped 1 onion, coarsely chopped 1 carrot, peeled and coarsely chopped 1 med. green pepper, chopped 1 jalapeno pepper, chopped finely 2 cloves garlic, mashed 5-6 large ripe tomatoes, peeled, cored and chopped (or one 12-ounce can diced tomatoes) 3-4 c. chicken broth (depending on how juicy your tomatoes are) salt and pepper splash of balsamic vinegar 3 fish fillets, about 8 oz. each, cut into 1-inch squares (bones removed) big handful of fresh basil, washed and chopped croutons In a large soup kettle, heat the olive oil. Add the celery, onion, carrot, peppers and garlic. Cook over medium heat, covered, for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add tomatoes, broth, salt, pepper and vinegar. Cook over medium heat another 15 minutes. Add the fish and cook 8 to 10 minutes so the fish is cooked through but not falling apart. Divide the basil into 6 bowls. Ladle the fish soup over the basil and garnish with croutons. Garlic Croutons Cut 1/2 loaf of french bread into small cubes. Generously drizzle with a mixture of olive oil and melted butter. Toss in some mashed garlic, spread on a baking sheet and bake for about 10 minutes, shaking the pan every few minutes until the croutons are golden brown and crisp. Share on Facebook.Share on Twitter.Share on Google+ Share0 Tweet Email Load Comments ( ) Don’t forget to sign up! Get the Top Stories from In-Fisherman Delivered to Your Inbox Every Week Even More recipes Show More Get the In-Fisherman Newsletter FREE! Get the top stories delivered right to your inbox every week. Best Fishing Times: Solunar CalendarRead Now! Advertisement LIKE WHAT YOU'RE READING? Get 8 issues for the low price of just $8! Subscribe!