Fiskesuppe - Norwegian fish soup with vegetables


Fiskesuppe, or Norwegian fish soup, is a hearty and flavorful dish that is perfect for chilly days. Made with fresh fish, vegetables, and a creamy broth, this soup is a classic Norwegian comfort food. In this article, we'll take you through the steps of making fiskesuppe at home, so you can enjoy this delicious soup with your friends and family. 



  • 1 lb white fish fillets, such as cod or haddock, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 2 potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 4 cups fish or chicken broth
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Chopped fresh parsley, for garnish


Step 1: Saute the vegetables

Melt the butter in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onion, celery, carrots, and potatoes. Cook for 5-7 minutes, or until the vegetables are softened.

Step 2: Add the broth and seasonings

Add the fish or chicken broth, bay leaf, thyme, salt, and pepper to the pot. Bring the soup to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and let it simmer for 15-20 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender.

Step 3: Add the fish

Add the fish to the pot and let it cook for 5-7 minutes, or until it is cooked through.

Step 4: Add the cream

Add the heavy cream to the pot and stir to combine. Let the soup simmer for an additional 5 minutes, or until it has thickened slightly.

Step 5: Serve the soup

Remove the bay leaf from the soup and discard it. Ladle the soup into bowls and garnish with chopped fresh parsley.

Tips and Tricks

  • Feel free to use any type of white fish fillets that you prefer, such as tilapia or pollock.
  • You can add additional vegetables to the soup, such as leeks, bell peppers, or fennel.
  • If you don't have fish or chicken broth, you can use vegetable broth instead.
  • You can use half-and-half instead of heavy cream for a lighter version of the soup.
  • You can serve the soup with crusty bread or crackers for dipping.
  • This soup can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or in the freezer for up to 2 months. To reheat, simply heat the soup on the stove over medium heat until it is heated through.


Fiskesuppe, or Norwegian fish soup, is a delicious and comforting dish that is perfect for a chilly evening. With its hearty vegetables and creamy broth, this soup is sure to warm you up from the inside out. Whether you serve it as a main course or as an appetizer, fiskesuppe is a classic Norwegian dish that everyone will love. So next time you're in the mood for something warm and comforting, give this fish soup a try – you won't be disappointed!

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