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Fish Soup

This recipe is in categories Prehistoric, Soups and Sauces,
About this recipe:
Difficulty: 5
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 50 minutes
Number of servings: 2

This Iron Age recipe shows the importance of fish in the diet of prehistoric people and the use of salt for seasoning and food preservation. There is evidence in many areas of salt extraction from sea water.


Making and cooking it
  1. Thoroughly clean the trimmings and put in a pan with the haddock
  2. Cover with cold, salted water
  3. Bring slowly to the boil and skim
  4. Add seasoning (if using) and simmer for 40minutes
  5. Strain and return liquid to the pan
  6. For every 1.1 litres (2 pints) of stock, mix 30ml (2tbls) flour to a paste with some milk and add to the soup to thicken it
  7. Bring to the boil, check consistency, check seasoning and serve