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GASTRONOMY.. we could go on and on about Basque cuisine and its infinite offerings. However, we thought it better to make your mouth water a little with one of our dishes par excellence, from one of the most unique restaurants that you can find, which is true to the traditional coastal cuisine, with top quality food and exquisite attention.

This is the fish soup from Zapirain restaurant in Lekeitio. Here is the recipe, although we recommend that you first try the original, so you won't forget it.


Ingredients for eight people

  • 1 monkfish head.
  • 1 black monkfish tail.
  • 4 onions.
  • 6 carrots.
  • 4 green peppers.
  • 2 tomatoes.
  • 1 sweet red pepper.
  • 2 chili peppers (cayenne).
  • 5 dried peppers.
  • 1/2 loaf of dry bread.
  • Olive oil.
  • For the sauté.
  • Half onion and 200 grams natural tomato puree


Soak the dried peppers for half an hour, while you boil all the vegetables for an hour or so. Boil the monkfish for 4 or 5 minutes. When the vegetables are cooked, blend them and add the water that the monkfish was cooked in. Add the dried peppers that have been boiled and passed through the food mill. Add the bread crust chopped into small pieces. Remove the fish bones, chop up the flesh and add it.

For the sauté, fry half a chopped onion and 200 grams chopped natural tomato (preferably homemade) in oil. Salt to taste and pour the sauté into the soup.

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