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Spawn Soup For Lent
2 md Onions
1 sm Celery knob
1 ts Salt
2 Bay leaves
5 Peppercorns, black
1 tb Butter, unsalted
1 tb Flour, all-purpose
1 pn Paprika
1/2 lb Fish fillet; small pieces
1 Fish head
1 lb Spawn (fish roe)
2 tb Vinegar, wine, white
1/4 c Sour cream
Peel vegetables and cut into small pieces, and together with salt,
bay leaves and peppercorns cook them in 2 qts water till they are
Make a roux with butter and flour, cook for only a few minutes,
leaving it very light. Add paprika and whip 1/2 cup cold water into
Pour roux into the vegetable mixture and bring again to a boil.
Reduce heat to a simmer.
Add fish pieces and fish head, and simmer soup for 10 minutes. Add
spawn and cook for another 5 minutes.
Pour in the vinegar; just before serving stir in the sour cream.
Adjust salt and vinegar to your taste.