In Greece we love fish and traditionally in areas near the sea it has been part of the family meals 1-3 times per week and specially during the warm months.
This Greek summer recipe is light and nutritious. With no frying or heavy ingredients you take advantage of the nutritious elements of the fish and the vegetables. You just need fresh fish, courgettes, potatoes, add some rice, olive oil, lemon and you have the ingredients for a simple and healthy fish soup.
My father used to love fishing so every time he brought home a scorpion fish this was our meal.
1/2 cup of rice
salt and pepper
4 cups of water (add more if you need)
Boil the water and add the fish. Cook for 15-20 min (depending the fish of your choice). Take the fish out of the boiling water before it starts to loose its shape.
Strain any loose bones, add the the rice and the potatoes cut in small cubes. About 10 minutes before the rice is done add the courgettes cut in 2cm wide.
When the rice is done, turn off the cooker and add about 5 spoons of olive oil, juice of half a lemon, salt, pepper and serve.
In a separate plate serve the fish and drizzle over olive oil, lemon, salt and pepper.
[I usually add the fish in the pot when I turn off the cooker to warm it up until I am ready to serve]