Ukha Traditional Russian Fish Soup Recipe

This traditional Russian fish soup recipe for Ukha 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.

Gather Your Ingredients -RUSSIAN FISH SOUP-

– Head and spine of large trout fish – Trout fillets cut into 2-inch pieces – Water – Onions – Carrots  – Potatoes  – Salt – Whole allspice berries – Whole peppercorns – Bay leaves – 100 ml vodka

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.

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Set the Instant Pot to sauté for 15 mins, and add potatoes. Bring to a boil.

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Once boiling, add onions and carrots. Continue sautéing for at least 7 mins, adding time if needed.

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Add fish fillets, salt, peppercorns, allspice and bay leaves. Close the Instant Pot lid and pressure cook for 4 mins.

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Manually release pressure, open the lid and add vodka. Close the lid and leave it closed for at least 25 to 30 minutes before serving.

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Serve ukha in individual bowls with fresh parsley, dill, lemon wedges and salt and pepper to taste.


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