This a Russian favorite. Ukha, sometimes also spelled as Uha, is a Russian fish soup which is mostly just fish broth.
You can use pretty much any kind fresh fish. I prefer to make it with Atlantic salmon.


1 Small whole (1.5-pound) red snapper, cleaned, scaled,
1lb.  Salmon fillet
1 medium onion, peeled cut in half
2 carrots, peeled
6-8  black pepper grains
3 bay leaves
1 large tomato peeled and sliced in 1 inch squares
4 medium-sized yellow potatoes, peeled cubed in 1 inch squares
2 quarts vegetable or chicken stock
Salt to taste (approx. 2/3 tsp.)
Minced fresh dill and parsley leaves, lemon for serving
Sauce (optional)
1cup broth from soup
1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
2-3 garlic cloves –minced
1 jalapeno- chopped

Serves 6


Cut it into 4-5 pieces (leave the skin) red snapper.
Cut salmon fillet into 6-8 pieces. Set aside.
Wash, peel and cut in half carrots and onion.
Put 2 quarts vegetable or chicken stock into a large soup pot and bring to a boil. Add the carrots, onion, tomatoes, salt, bay leaves and black pepper, bring to boil, lower heat, and cook uncovered for 15 minutes.
Remove cooked vegetable from the broth and strain it.
Add potatoes. Simmer for 7 minutes.
Add fish and bring it to boil, simmer for 10-12 minutes.
***We like our soup little spicier, so I make this sauce: in a separate bowl you can mix 1 cup of broth from the soup, chopped jalapeno, minced garlic and1 Tbsp. lemon juice. 

Serve hot with fresh herbs and add spicy sauce to your bowl.