Fisherman’s Soup Recipe; Make Delicious Halászlé

If you ever travel to Hungary, do not forget to try the popular Hungarian Fisherman’s soup (Halászlé!) It is one of the most famous Hungarian appetizers. It is made from freshwater fish, red pepper, and tomatoes. To make this soup, stay with Cooking County.

Try other Hungarian soups:

fisherman’s soup recipe

Hungarian Paprika

Creoly Gündel is the one who reinvented the Hungarian fatty foods and showed them to the visitors of the 1939 exhibition in New York, the one who should be credited as the person who introduced paprika to the world. Since the 16th century, this plant has existed in Hungary, but it was mostly used as decoration in the castles of the nobles, not as a spice!

Hungarian paprika powder is made by harvesting and drying the plant, but its taste differs depending on the region where it is produced. Despite its relatively short history, Hungarian paprika has gained widespread popularity in many countries.

How to Make Fisherman’s Soup?


Fresh carp fish 3 kg
Large onions3
Large tomatoes2
Chili flakes dried½ teaspoon
Sea salt 1.5 tablespoon
Peppercorns1 teaspoon


Step One

To prepare Hungarian Fisherman’s soup, wash the carp, and clean it well. Cut the head, tail, and fins of the fish. Now, chop the tomato and onion into large pieces.

Step Two

Now take a large pot and put it on medium heat. Put the fish pieces in it. Pour onion, tomatoes, and Hungarian paprika on it.

making fisherman’s soup

Step Three

Now fill the pot with water, and add salt and peppercorns to it. Increase the flame and let the ingredients reach the boiling point.

Step Four

After the water reaches the boiling point, reduce the flame and let the soup cook for two hours on medium heat.

Step Five

After two hours, remove the pot from the flame, and let it cool. After the soup is cooled, pass the Fisherman’s soup through a sieve.


Step Six

After straining the soup, pour the Fisherman’s soup back into the pot. Put the pot on heat and let it reach the boiling point again.

Note: If the soup is too thick, add water to it.

Note: Test the soup; if it lacks salt and pepper, add it to the food.

How to Serve Fisherman’s soup?

Let the soup stay on the flame for another 10-15 minutes. Now, your soup is ready! Pour it into a bowl and enjoy.

Hungarian fisherman’s soup

If you like fish, do not forget to make Sabzi Polo ba Mahi and Koktal.

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