Russian Mackerel Soup (Ukha) Recipe

Serves/Makes: 4 - 6 servings


  • 1 whole mackerel
  • 8 cups water
  • 3-4 potatoes, cut into small cubes
  • 1 carrot, coarsely grated
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • Finely chopped greens (fresh dill and/or parsley)
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Salt and freshly grated black pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
How to cook Russian Mackerel Soup (Ukha):
  • Pour 8 cups of water in a pot and bring to a boil.
  • Meanwhile clean the fish, remove the entrails and gills, cut off head and fins.
  • Remove the skin, rinse the fish under running cold water and pat dry with paper towels.
  • Cut the fish into 2-inch pieces.
  • Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a frying pan. Add the grated carrot and chopped onion, saute over medium heat until the onion is soft and translucent.
  • Once the water is boiled, add the sauteed vegetables and fish to the pot.
  • Cook 6-8 minutes, then add potatoes, bay leaves, salt and pepper.
  • Simmer until the potatoes are done.
  • Then turn off the heat and don’t remove the pot from the oven.
  • Sprinkle with chopped greens and let stand with a lid to infuse for 10 minutes before serving.
  • Ladle ukha into individual serving bowls and serve immediately with crackers or bread.
  •     Enjoy!
Russian Mackerel Soup (Ukha) recipe
Russian Mackerel Soup (Ukha) recipe
Russian Mackerel Soup (Ukha) recipe
Russian Mackerel Soup (Ukha) recipe
Russian Mackerel Soup (Ukha) recipe
Russian Mackerel Soup (Ukha) recipe
Russian Mackerel Soup (Ukha) recipe


The Russian Mackerel Soup (Ukha) recipe easy to cook and a healthy one too.

This recipe for Russian Mackerel Soup (Ukha) serves/makes: 4 - 6 servings

The Russian Mackerel Soup (Ukha) recipe and the pictures are adopted from The Our Favorite Fish & Seafood Recipes Cookbook.

Main Ingredient: Mackerel (more Mackerel recipes)
Preparation Method: Soup/Stew (more Soup/Stew recipes)
Cuisine: Russian (more Russian recipes)

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