Cacciucco (Fisherman's Soup)

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Cacciucco (kah-CHOO-ko) means "mixture". A jar of strained tomatoes forms the base for this ready-in-a half-hour substantial fisherman's soup.

Tags: Intermediate, 30 mins, Entrées, Soups & Stews, Fish, Shellfish, Omega 3
Serves: 6
Skill level: Intermediate
Prep time: 10  minutes
Cooking time: 15  minutes
Total: 25  minutes

Additional Information


3 tbsp (45 mL) PC Splendido Extra Virgin Olive Oil - Cold Pressed
3 large leeks, white part only, finely sliced
4 cups (1 L) water
1 bottle (660 mL) Bella Tavola Strained Tomatoes
1/2 cup (125 mL) dry white wine
6 large slices crusty Italian bread
1 pkg (280 g) PC Blue Menu Atlantic Salmon Skinless Fillets , thawed, cut lengthwise in half, then crosswise into 1-inch (2.5 cm) pieces
1 pkg (454 g) PC Raw Peeled Pacific White Shrimp
1 lb (500 g) live mussels


  1. In large saucepan, heat over oil medium-low heat. Add leeks; cover and cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until soft. Do not brown. 
  2. Stir in water, strained tomatoes and wine. Cover; reduce heat to low. 
  3. Preheat broiler. Arrange bread on baking sheet. Toast in oven under broiler for 1 to 2 minutes, or until golden brown. 
  4. Bring tomato mixture to a boil. Stir in salmon, shrimp and mussels. Cover and cook for 3 to 5 minutes, or until shrimp have turned pink and mussels have opened. Discard any unopened mussels.
  5. Serve soup with toasted bread. 



Chef's Tips

Soup may be made a day ahead, to the end of step 2. Refrigerate and reheat when ready to continue.

Nutritional Information

Calories 410 Cal
Fat 15 g
Omega-3 Polyunsaturates 1 g
Sodium 900 mg
Carbohydrate 36 g
Fibre 4 g
Protein 30 g
Souce of fibre