Feeling weighed down after all of the heavy Thanksgiving Day food? Looking for a healthy break from the upcoming holiday eating sessions? Julie Freed of Freed Events, LLC, has just the right recipe. We love all of Julie’s @Freed_fit recipes, but this fish soup recipe really is hitting the spot for us right now! Mainly because the recent blustery winds have us yearning for a bowl of belly-warming soup. Having a healthy and protein-laden option is just what we need!

Her latest creation feeds 6, and you can whip it up in your instant pot or cook it old-school style on the stove. Enjoy, and thank you, Julie!

Fish Soup Recipe

Tomato-Based Fish Soup Recipe by Freed Fit
Fish Soup Recipe

Ingriedients (Serves 6)

  • 1 tbsp.
  • EVOO 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 6 large carrots, sliced
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 1 celery stalk, diced
  • 2 cups clam juice
  • 4 oz. tomato paste
  • 2 cans of diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup of water
  • 2 tbsp. dried thyme
  • (3) 5 oz. Fillets of Cod (or any white fish)
  • 1 lime
  • 2 tbsp. fresh parsley, chopped
  • salt & pepper, and garlic powder – to taste


  1. Coat bottom of pot w/ EVOO and layer ingredients as follows:
    Clam Juice
    Tomato Paste
    Diced Tomatoes
  2. Add seasonings and set to soup setting, less than 5 minutes.
  3. Vent to open lid and stir.
  4. Add fish, close the lid, and cook for 5 minutes.
  5. Finish with lime and parsley and serve.


  1. Coat a large pot with EVOO, add garlic, onion and sauté on high until translucent.
  2. Then add carrots, celery and ½ of the clam juice and stir periodically for 5 minutes.
  3. Add the remaining clam juice, tomato paste, diced tomatoes water, thyme and seasonings and simmer for 20
    minutes, until all liquid combines to form an even stock.
  4. Add fish cook on medium low heat for 6-8 minutes.
  5. Finish with lime and parsley and serve.

About Julie

Founder Julie W. Freed has been in the events industry since 2004, working with leading events companies, including Rafanelli Events, where she was the Event Director, producing some of the largest and most complex events for the firm’s top clientele.  Infused with passion and purpose, she launched Freed Events to provide clients with a highly personalized experience that embraces distinct collaboration with the industry’s top talent. 

Julie is known for her efficiency, authentic nature, love for logistics, and, most importantly, building long-term, trusting relationships with her clients and event partners. She lives in downtown Boston – with her husband, founder of Freed Law, and their two young children – and are actively engaged in their community.