This traditional Russian fish soup recipe for Ukha (уха) is clear fish broth with chunks of salmon, veggies, topped with parsley and dill and the secret ingredient - a shot of vodka. This recipe has been passed down from generation to generation in my family!
Add fish head and fish spine (and fish tail, if available) to the Instant Pot. Cover with water and cook on high pressure for 20 minutes. Drain the soup from the fish. Discard the fish bones, and return the broth to the Instant Pot.
Once boiling, add onions and carrots. Continue sautéing for at least 7 mins, adding time if needed.
Add fish fillets, salt, peppercorns, allspice and bay leaves. Close the Instant Pot lid and pressure cook for 4 mins. Open the lid and add vodka. leave the lid closed for at least 25 to 30 minutes before serving
Serve ukha in individual bowls with fresh parsley, dill, lemon wedges and salt and pepper to taste.