Broudou bil hout (Fish soup) (TM)

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Broudou bil hout (Fish soup) (TM)
Broudou bil hout (Fish soup) (TM)
Servings:2 as a main course or 4 as a first course
Calories per serving:1075
Ready in:55 minutes
Prep. time:15 minutes
Cook time:40 minutes
Difficulty:Average difficulty
Recipe author:JuliaBalbilla
First published:20th October 2012

This Tunisian soup has been adapted here for the Thermomix. It is more like a stew, so could also be served as a main course.


2 as a main course or 4 as a first course


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  1. Add the oil to the TM and heat for 5 minutes / 100°C / Speed 1.
  2. Add onion, garlic and pepper, and chop for 5 seconds / Speed 5.
  3. Scrape down the sides of the TM bowl.
  4. Add the saffron, cumin, cinnamon harissa and salt (if using) and cook for a further 5 minutes / 100°C / Speed 1.
  5. Add the stock, preserved lemon and tomatoes and cook 10 minutes / 100°C / Speed Spoon.
  6. Put the potatoes and fennel in the internal steaming basket and steam 10 minutes / Temp. Varoma / Speed 1.
  7. Oil the Varoma Bowl and arrange the fish inside it.
  8. Place the Varoma on the TM lid and steam 15 minutes / Temp. Varoma / Speed 1.
  9. A minute before the end of the cooking time, add the parsley and coriander to the TM bowl.
  10. Place the fish, potatoes and fennel in bowls and pour the sauce over them.

Serving suggestions

Serve with bread.


You can also add 2 tablespoons of capers, 2 tablespoons of caraway seeds and/or 1 teaspoon ground coriander. Use the juice of 1½ lemons instead of the preserved lemons and if you do not have any harissa, substitute it with 1 teaspoon paprika and ½ teaspoon Cayenne pepper.

Chef's notes

Use a mixture of firm fish, eg monkfish, gurnard, bream or bass and some delicate fish, eg whiting, cod or haddock, together with small whole fish, eel chunks, squid, prawns or crabmeat.

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