A popular homey one-pot dish in Norway prepared in less than 30 minutes. ⏰ Ideal for those chilly and busy days! 

Serves 4-5 pax

Homemade broth ingredients: 

  • 10 pcs peppercorns
  • 1.5 kg bones, skin &head of white fish
  • 1.5 l water
  • 0.5 tsp Salt
  • 1 piece carrot
  • 0.5 pcs onion
  • 0.25 pcs celery stalks
  • 1 piece leek, coarsely chopped

    Tip: Alternatively, you can also purchase a ready made fish stock or broth to save more time. 

How to make the broth:

  • Rinse the fish and remove the gills and remnants of blood.
  • Put the vegetables, peppercorns, and fish cuts in the pan put in cold water, and bring to the boil slowly.
  • Remove the foam that forms on top with a ladle.
  • The broth should not boil for more than 20 minutes. If you cook it longer, it can become bitter.
  • When the broth is done, strain it,  and season with salt.

Making the Main soup:

  • Cut the vegetables into thin slices or 1⁄2 cm wide sticks. 
  • Put the cream and vegetables in the home-cooked broth and bring to boil.
  • Turn the heat down a bit and mix the vinegar in the sour cream.
  • Add it to the soup while whisking well.
  • Thicken the soup with a little flour stirred into the water -bring to the boil cook for at least five minutes.
  • Fry the bacon in small pieces until crispy over medium heatand set it aside.
  • Cut the fish into soup spoon size and keep it up.
  • Let the fish soak in the soup for about 5 minutes, then season with salt and pepper.
  • Put the soup on large deep plates, sprinkle it with crispy bacon,and serve the soup with fresh bread next to it.


  • 1 tbsp vinegar
  • 3 dl sour cream
  • 2 pcs bacon, sliced
  • 0.5kg cod fillet
  • 0.5kg salmon fillet
  • salt and pepper
  • 4 pcs carrots
  • 0.5 pc celery
  • 2 pcs leeks
  • 3 dl cooking cream
  • 3 tbsp wheat flour

    Tip: Here you can use several types of fish and shellfish inthe soup, or you can possibly have some good fish balls in it.
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