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Healthy and Cozy Fish and Sweet Potato Soup

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Looking for a delicious and nutritious soup? Our Fish and Sweet Potato Soup is packed with omega-3s, vitamins, and antioxidants, making it a guilt-free indulgence. Plus, it’s easy to customize and perfect for a cozy winter night!

Close your eyes. Let the aroma of caramelized onions and earthy ginger transport you to a bustling seaside market. The tang of the brine mingles with the sweetness of sun-ripened sweet potatoes, a story woven into every sip. This isn’t just soup; it’s a narrative on a spoon, each ingredient a chapter in a tale of land and sea. Fish and Sweet Potato Soup is more than a meal; it’s an experience, a journey for your taste buds, and a reminder that the most unexpected pairings can create the most exquisite harmonies.

A Splash of Flavor: Fish and Sweet Potato Soup

The combination of fish and sweet potatoes might seem unusual at first, but trust me, it’s a match made in culinary heaven. This hearty soup is bursting with flavor and nutrients, making it the perfect meal for a cozy winter night or a light summer lunch.

A Fusion of Sweet and Savory

The natural sweetness of the roasted sweet potatoes perfectly complements the delicate flavor of the fish. The broth, infused with aromatics like onions, garlic, and leek, adds depth and complexity to the dish. Every spoonful is an explosion of taste and texture, with tender fish flakes, creamy sweet potatoes, and a hint of spice.

Benefits Beyond the Bowl

This soup is not just delicious, it’s also incredibly good for you. Sweet potatoes are packed with vitamins A and C, while fish is an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, essential for heart health. The soup is also relatively low in calories and fat, making it a guilt-free indulgence.

fish and sweet potato soup ingredients
fish and sweet potato soup ingredients

Customizable Comfort

The beauty of this soup is its versatility. You can easily adjust the recipe to suit your preferences. Try using different types of fish, such as cod, salmon, or shrimp. Add your favorite vegetables like carrots, celery, or spinach. Experiment with different spices and herbs to create your own unique flavor profile.

Here’s a Basic Recipe to Get You Started:


  • Olive oil: This forms the base of the flavorful broth, adding richness and promoting the browning of the vegetables.
  • Garlic cloves: Garlic infuses the soup with its signature pungent aroma and depth of flavor.
  • Onion: Diced onions add sweetness and a touch of sharpness to the broth.

The Hearty Base:

  • Sweet potatoes (yam): Roasted sweet potatoes lend a vibrant orange color, natural sweetness, and creamy texture to the soup.
  • Carrot: Carrots add a touch of earthiness and sweetness, complementing the other vegetables beautifully.
  • Fish stock: This forms the backbone of the soup, providing savory depth and umami flavor.

The Star of the Show:

  • Fish fillet (any firm flesh fish): Any firm-fleshed fish like cod, salmon, or halibut will work perfectly, flaking into tender pieces in the hot broth.

Warm Spices and Finishing Touches:

  • Ground fennel: Fennel’s licorice-like sweetness and subtle anise notes add a unique aromatic complexity to the soup.
  • Ground nutmeg: Nutmeg provides a touch of warmth and spice, rounding out the flavor profile.
  • Plain Greek yogurt: Greek yogurt adds a subtle tanginess and creaminess to the soup, balancing the sweetness and savory notes.
  • Lemon juice (optional): A squeeze of lemon juice adds a final touch of brightness and acidity if desired.
  • Parsley to decorate: Fresh parsley adds a pop of color and a refreshing herbal note to each serving.

With this combination of fresh, flavorful ingredients, this Fish and Sweet Potato Soup promises to be a hearty, comforting, and satisfying meal. So grab your pot and get cooking!

fish and sweet potato soup
Fish and Sweet Potato Soup

Recipe Variations and Tips for Fish and Sweet Potato Soup:

Spice it Up:

  • Spicy kick: Add a pinch of red pepper flakes or a chopped chili pepper to the broth for a touch of heat. You can add NouBess Hot and Spicy Sauce to enhance the flavor even more.
  • Caribbean vibes: Swap the fennel for curry powder and add a splash of coconut milk for a tropical twist.
  • Smoky surprise: Add a smoked paprika or chipotle pepper for a touch of smoky depth.

Vegetable Adventures:

  • Green goodness: Throw in a handful of chopped spinach or kale for a nutrient boost.
  • Bell pepper medley: Add diced red, yellow, and orange bell peppers for extra sweetness and vibrant color.
  • Crunchy texture: Top with roasted chickpeas or toasted pumpkin seeds for extra protein and crunch.

Fishy Fun:

  • Seafood swap: Feel free to experiment with different types of fish like shrimp, scallops, or even mussels. Adjust the cooking time depending on the chosen fish.
  • Smoked salmon dream: For a richer flavor, try using smoked salmon instead of regular fish.
  • Vegetarian option: Skip the fish altogether and add an extra cup of diced sweet potatoes or a can of drained and rinsed white beans for a hearty vegetarian alternative.

Tips for Perfection:

  • Roasted sweet potatoes: For extra depth of flavor, roast the sweet potato cubes on a baking sheet with a drizzle of olive oil before adding them to the soup.
  • Creamy dream: If you prefer a smoother soup, blend a portion of the cooked vegetables and broth before adding the fish and yogurt.
  • Customize the garnish: Get creative! Top your soup with crumbled feta cheese, chopped fresh herbs like cilantro or dill, a dollop of pesto, or even a drizzle of hot sauce.
  • Leftover love: This Fish and Sweet Potato soup reheats beautifully. Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

With these variations and tips, you can easily customize this Fish and Sweet Potato Soup to your liking, making it a versatile and delicious recipe to keep in your repertoire!

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Fish and Sweet Potatoes Soup

Fish and Sweet Potatoes Soup is healthy, hearty and comfort soup. Made with fish (any type of firm flesh fish) sweet potatoes (yams), fish stock, yogurt and spices.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Course Appetizer, Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Caribbean
Servings 4
Calories 242 kcal


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1 pound sweet potatoes yam, cut in small cubed
  • 1 medium carrot sliced
  • 6 cups fish stock
  • 1/4 pound fish fillet any firm flesh fish, cleaned and cut in cubes
  • 1 tablespoon ground fennel
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 8 – 9 tablespoons Plain Greek Yogurt
  • ½ teaspoon lemon juice optional
  • Parsley to decorate


  • In a medium pan, heat oil, add onion and let cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally to avoid burning. Add garlic to mix and stir to incorporate. (Do not let garlic burn) Add fish stock, sweet potatoes, and carrot and bring to a boil. Cover and let cook for 25 to 30 minutes until both sweet potatoes and carrot are cooked. Remove from heat and let cool for about 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Add sweet potatoes and carrot mixture in a blender and blend until smooth. (You may have to do this in 2 batches). Add mixture back to the pan and heat up. Add fish, ground fennel, ground nutmeg and lemon juice if using. Bring to a boil and cover and let cook for 5 minutes.
  • Reduce heat. In a small bowl, mix yogurt with a little of the soup mixture until well incorporated. Add yogurt and soup mixture to pot and stir slowly to mix but do not boil. When yogurt mixture is completely mixed, remove from heat. Decorate with parsley and serve.


If you do have fish stock, mix 6 cups of warm water with 4 – 5 tablespoon of fish seasoning.


Serving: 1gramsCalories: 242kcalCarbohydrates: 30gProtein: 16gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 1255mgPotassium: 907mgFiber: 5gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 18653IUVitamin C: 7mgCalcium: 181mgIron: 2mg

Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on the products used.

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