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Riblja Čorba, a Fish Soup Recipe from Kotor, Montenegro. Fish soup recipes. Copyright © 2021 Terence Carter / Grantourismo. All Rights Reserved.
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Riblja Čorba (Fish Soup) Recipe

This recipe — one handed down through generations — is a simple but delicious fish soup, perfect on a cold afternoon.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Appetiser
Cuisine: Montenegran
Servings: 4
Calories: 533kcal
Author: Terence Carter


  • 1 kilo of mixed fish
  • 1 soup spoon of olive oil
  • Enough water to cover the fish generously in a large pot
  • 3 carrots sliced
  • 1 onions sliced
  • 1 celery stick
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 cup of rice use a risotto-style rice
  • 4-5 peppercorns
  • Finely chopped parsley
  • Salt to taste


  • Scale and gut the fish.
  • Halve the onion and quickly sear it; this gives it extra flavour.
  • Place the fish in a large pot and cover with water.
  • Add the vegetables and garlic and simmer for ½ an hour.
  • Remove the fish and remove the bones. It might break apart and be a little messy, but it’s going back into the pot as small pieces anyway.
  • Strain the soup.
  • Add the olive oil and rice to the soup now and when the rice is ready, put the fish pieces back in.
  • Serve with some crusty bread.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 533kcal | Carbohydrates: 71.2g | Protein: 20.6g | Fat: 18.2g | Saturated Fat: 4.4g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 682mg | Fiber: 3.3g | Sugar: 5.2g