Greek Fisherman's Soup Recipe (Kakavia)

Greek Fisherman's Soup Recipe (Kakavia)

Kakavia s one of Greece's most famous dishes. A variety of fish and seafood that can be easily changed to incorporate seasonal fish for this recipe.
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  • Serves: 8 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    In a large pot, add all soup base ingredients except zucchini and lemon juice and bring to a boil. Boil over medium-high heat for 15 minutes, then add zucchini.
  3. Step 3

    Cook for an additional 5 minutes.
  4. Step 4

    In order to prevent pieces of spine and bone from getting into the soup, wrap whole fish loosely in a piece of tulle and secure.
  5. Step 5

    Add fish, lobster (if using), and cuttlefish (if using), to the soup base. When boil resumes, cook for 20-25 minutes, uncovered.
  6. Step 6

    5 minutes before cooking time is up, add lemon juice.
  7. Step 7

    Traditionally, the whole fish, other seafood, and vegetables are placed on a large platter, and the soup is served separately in a tureen or individual soup bowls. Note: For a similar soup using larger fish, see Greek Fish Soup - Psarosoupa .