Gennaro’s Italian Fish Soup
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Gennaro’s Italian Fish Soup

August 13, 2019

Hi lovely people, look where I am. I am in
Amalfi Coast, my hometown, and we are gonna cook together a fantastic dish. You will love
it. I’m gonna make fish soup. Full of flavour, full of life and full of passion. Such an
easy dish to do. Can you see all the fish we got in this morning? Everything’s extremely
fresh. Here on the Amalfi Coast this is what is available, use other different fish as
well; seabass, why not it’s beautiful, cod, why not it’s beautiful food, coley, yes, and
so and so and so. Let me show you what to do it. With this particular amount of fish,
which is about a couple of kilos, I use three cloves of garlic which I roughly slice. Just
squash them a little bit. Then I use onion, quarter, roughly chop. Getting a nice chilli,
half should be ok, chop it, fantastic. We cook on the charcoal. Olive oil. Get everything,
just put them inside. You sweat. Shake them a little bit. While that one is cooking get
a lovely sweet tomato. You see, people sometimes they smell the tomatoes and say ‘oh yes they
smell’. Tomato does not smell. What they get the smell of is they get the smell of the
top of the tomato so you can put them inside as well, that will help. Cut them in quarters
or in half. Put the tomato inside. It is about a kilo of tomato. I love it when all my friends
is around, they even write my recipe down. Turn around, it’s Vincenzo with his bucket.
He’s coming around. He just told me don’t forget the salt. Yes, you need a little pinch
of salt. Once it’s cooking this way you need the water. Fantastico. Now you let it cook
this one for about twenty minutes, let everything settle down and then you start to put the
fish inside. Look at that! Twenty minutes go by until almost the tomato melted. Let
me show you how you’re gonna to use the fish now. This is cuttlefish but squid will do
as well. Leave the skin and everything. Cut them in small pieces. Those tentacles has
been cleaned as well, just cut them in half, put them inside. Then you get to the nice
gurnard and then you cut it into small pieces. Shake them a bit. This one you can use for
making fantastic stock, put them inside the fridge. Then you get the weever. chop the
tail and then, again, chop him into small pieces. Look how fantastic it is. Then you
go to the monkfish. Here, oh yes! You got the prawn, I just remove the skin and you have
a look if there is any intestines to remove it, yeah. I need to put a little bit more
water. You can get so much fluid out of the fish but it needs a little help. Stir it a
little bit, make sure it’s not burning. We need to put in the parsley. This has been
washed, yes. Little bit of salt. What I like cooking in my home town is cooking for real
with friends, with family, all persons very near to me. You are very near to me because
we cooking together. Prawns goes in. Then you get the cigale, all in. Then we go with the
mussels, cockles, this is going to give a fantastic flavour. Little extra virgin olive
oil. Cook for about twenty minutes. I gonna cook inside the wood fire oven but at home
you cook more on your stove. Oh my, my. Look at this. It is so beautiful, so tender. Now
this is ready I just roasted some nice little bit of bread. I’m gonna put some garlic on
it, put it inside, I just want it to suck that lovely flavour. Just a little bit of
olive oil just on top then put it all in. So much flavour. This is memory, yes, it is
memory. A little bit of juice, yes. Parsley and a little bit more of olive oil. Bruschetta
on the side. This is fish soup made by Gennaro with such love and passion and I can’t wait
to eat! I want to eat! I love it! Lovely people of Food Tube channel please tune in, let’s
enjoy it all together. I love you. Bless. For lots more lovely recipes make sure you check
out Jamie magazine, the Italian issue. Love you!


  • Reply WSL January 15, 2018 at 11:41 pm

    Love the video and recipe… but each time I watched it at 1:18 knife to nose scared me…

  • Reply Burrah Alroubi January 17, 2018 at 7:20 am

    U r such a lovely dynamic & funny person,, thank u for the magnificent recipes especially this one.

  • Reply Chuck Bodnar January 23, 2018 at 10:55 pm


  • Reply Jennifer Williams January 25, 2018 at 1:31 am

    Bonjourno chow lol

  • Reply Jennifer Williams January 25, 2018 at 1:36 am

    I love you too!

  • Reply Angelo Zullino January 25, 2018 at 11:06 am

    The english pronunciation is an optional, isnโ€™t it?

  • Reply Jennifer Eddy February 14, 2018 at 8:30 pm

    They have amazing monkfish at the Seattle Fish Market…in the USA

  • Reply adrian peirson February 21, 2018 at 2:55 am

    No fish were harmed in making this video.

  • Reply Luke Fern February 21, 2018 at 3:24 pm

    Serves 4 my arse! I'd eat it all with about seven pieces of ciabatta!

  • Reply Aman Chandi February 25, 2018 at 9:53 pm


  • Reply Astrid Pamela Zaldivar February 27, 2018 at 8:50 pm

    O my god ๐Ÿคค

  • Reply Becker Inal March 4, 2018 at 10:36 pm

    Amazing – All done with Love!!!

  • Reply neal k March 14, 2018 at 10:33 pm

    Gennero,! You sir are a master ! Thanks

  • Reply ShaneyY April 21, 2018 at 1:33 am

    I have so much love for this guy! I have a huge passion for cooking and seeing him cook and such passion is great! Love you gennaro!

  • Reply navidski May 13, 2018 at 10:23 pm

    Absolute rubbish

  • Reply jbirsner June 2, 2018 at 7:15 pm

    So nice to hear someone say remove the intestine of the shrimp rather than calling it "the vein."

  • Reply Qui Tran June 7, 2018 at 1:38 am

    Italian food is good, but will taste even better when prepared with asian knives!!

  • Reply pykkervots June 12, 2018 at 8:47 pm


  • Reply vanessa maier June 21, 2018 at 11:22 am

    Ohhh gennaro ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ you are my role model ๐Ÿ’ž

  • Reply Valentin Schmid June 28, 2018 at 3:20 pm

    That's my favorite dish

  • Reply Konstantinos Filippou June 28, 2018 at 3:52 pm

    Your amazing ! Nice job !

  • Reply charleycleo July 3, 2018 at 11:00 am

    Yummmm. When I hear the Italian accent of Genarro I remember living in Santa Monica California, in the apartment building of our good friends and landlords John , and his wonderful wife Theresa Bondesani.They often had Sunday dinner ready for us,… the best ever Pizza and Spaghetti conne meatbollah.

  • Reply ัˆะฐะฝะดั€ั ะผะธั€ะฐะฝะดะถะธะบ July 3, 2018 at 6:35 pm

    RIP Dear Gennaro!!! You were such a good man! :'(((

  • Reply Anthony P. Ramirez ll July 4, 2018 at 12:06 am

    Beautiful. XX

  • Reply nemesis superhero July 7, 2018 at 1:54 pm

    Lol he is hilarious

  • Reply Zhijie Ma July 7, 2018 at 9:26 pm

    I love this guy for real

  • Reply Reaper 3000 July 24, 2018 at 8:25 am

    John Mclane's father in law..

  • Reply ilde guerrieri July 25, 2018 at 9:32 pm

    ciao gennaro sei formidabile ti srivo in italiano perche' perche' sei un mio paesano pero' io vivo a toronto canada ciaoooooo

  • Reply Reainny July 31, 2018 at 9:48 am

    Is this Cappino

  • Reply dlolpez July 31, 2018 at 1:07 pm

    Wanted to see him eat it with his friends ๐Ÿ˜†

  • Reply Steve Logan August 15, 2018 at 3:04 am

    Outstanding recipe Gennaro, such variety in the soup, in this soup the more variety of ingredients, the better it is

  • Reply Youcef Rahmani August 20, 2018 at 6:15 pm

    I'm not sure if it's a soup or something else

  • Reply wissam August 29, 2018 at 11:20 am

    why he didn't wash fish and shrimp?

  • Reply Dave d'Video Maker September 7, 2018 at 4:42 pm

    Um, the vine is toxic to eat. Are you gonna take it out before you eat it? ๐Ÿ˜›

  • Reply Zilelinho Officiel September 10, 2018 at 11:36 am

    N*1 Forza Gennaro !

  • Reply narko vatis September 13, 2018 at 5:54 pm

    How to eat this with so many fish bones inside?

  • Reply Sum Ting September 27, 2018 at 12:16 am

    This looks gross, he left all the shells and heads on the praawns and included the bones and what seems like the scales and guts of the fish!!
    even if the sauce is good, it would be a nightmare to eat!!! Ughh gross

  • Reply Tae Tae October 4, 2018 at 4:42 am

    I want him to adopt me and become his grandchildren

  • Reply Steve Logan October 17, 2018 at 9:13 pm

    Absolutely looks delicious, all for me, is one serving

  • Reply 100boberson g October 27, 2018 at 5:12 pm

    Genarro with da Asian knife

  • Reply ILOVEMFEO November 7, 2018 at 2:29 pm

    Aaaa memory!!!! Davvero!

  • Reply Sagar Rao November 7, 2018 at 8:14 pm

    Sugar Lobby wants you to believe oil is the problem.

  • Reply ู…ุนุฑูู‡ ู…ุนุฑูู‡ November 15, 2018 at 7:44 pm

    Delicious recipe

  • Reply Prevara November 30, 2018 at 7:41 pm

    He looks at that soup like his child the man really loves food

  • Reply Araceli Rosales December 17, 2018 at 5:58 pm

    Oh how o wish we had a fantastic fish market here in Inland Empire California….i have to drive to Baja California Mexico…to get sum fresh clams ect.

  • Reply Araceli Rosales December 17, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    Gennaro..i try to do ur fooda tasta betta..โคโคโค gracias por compartir tu receta ve deliciosa๐Ÿ‘Œ

  • Reply Angela Bender December 23, 2018 at 3:22 am


  • Reply Tom Sullivan January 6, 2019 at 1:12 am

    'a little bit of juice'….well it is a soup.

  • Reply Back to the Roots January 16, 2019 at 10:18 pm

    Gennaro do you bathe in olive oil ? Its good for you ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Reply Lepewhi January 21, 2019 at 9:27 pm

    I thought that tomatoe leaves were poisonous?

  • Reply Nunung Sugiyanti January 23, 2019 at 3:23 pm

    I just try the receipe and use mahi mahi fillet fish, taste soooo delicious

  • Reply William Hadrian February 3, 2019 at 2:15 am

    I just think of all the bones I'd be spitting out, unless I'm completely wrong and these fishes aren't that boney

  • Reply Silvi _0 February 4, 2019 at 11:19 am

    Italien Trevor

  • Reply phoenix d'amour February 5, 2019 at 9:22 am

    du vino blanco svp !!!!!!!!!!!

  • Reply David Mickiewicz February 8, 2019 at 9:07 pm

    You are the man. I live your passion for food. Keep doing big things

  • Reply Veton Maloku February 11, 2019 at 5:50 am

    Gennaro…why you donโ€™t use fish stock instead of water? Ah Gennaro

  • Reply Kb Calib February 14, 2019 at 8:35 am

    First, I was on the Amalfi Coast last May and stayed at Praiano for a few days. I admired the beauty of nature and especially the driving skills of those bus drivers. Simply amazing, the way they maneuvered the winding narrow roads. Wow! And who said the Italians were short-tempered? No, they were quite courteous to other drivers. No cursing, no yelling, no middle finger. No road rage.
    Second, can I use white wine plus fish stock or clam juice instead of water?

  • Reply Rohit Dutta February 19, 2019 at 9:41 am

    When he turned to the camera and said, "You are very near to me because we are cooking together" he warmed the heart.

  • Reply Domenico Nanni February 23, 2019 at 10:55 pm

    What is the background music!

  • Reply Gaby000999 February 24, 2019 at 3:14 am

    Looks super easy and super tasty!! Thnx for the recipie!

  • Reply Kizaruskl March 18, 2019 at 1:00 am

    this is soup, a great one also, but the fluid part of the soup is only for one person ??

  • Reply John Vincent De Toro March 18, 2019 at 5:17 am

    Why he cooking so gooooooood! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Reply Vincenzos Plate March 21, 2019 at 12:37 pm

    Fish soup is always welcome in my belly

  • Reply Angus Chan March 28, 2019 at 4:57 pm

    Gennaro: "Liitle bit of juice"
    Also gennaro: floods the entire bowl

  • Reply WORLD CUISINE April 5, 2019 at 7:24 pm

    Ur so happy and funny

  • Reply Bruno Adler April 6, 2019 at 10:19 am


  • Reply Todd Tomaszewski April 23, 2019 at 8:35 pm

    chef…you need to learn what a filet knife is.

  • Reply efblue April 27, 2019 at 3:01 pm

    My Favorite chef ever !!

  • Reply Stephen Gardiner April 28, 2019 at 12:11 am

    Is Gennaro using a nakiri to cut up the veg?

  • Reply ttteena May 3, 2019 at 9:22 am

    wow that is a beautiful kitchen

  • Reply Toadstkr May 16, 2019 at 10:37 pm

    Oh I love this guy he is a fantastic cook

  • Reply Gillian Esquilant May 17, 2019 at 10:50 pm

    Bellissimo Gennaro. Thank you with love from New Zealand.

  • Reply timeapepper May 20, 2019 at 10:08 am

    โ€žYou are very near to me, because we are cooking togetherโ€œ! Oh, I love that!!!!

  • Reply Mircea Ferencz May 28, 2019 at 9:38 pm

    Finally someone who loves food like i do !
    God bless you man

  • Reply Oliffin June 9, 2019 at 10:06 pm

    I am 4 people.

  • Reply Rosalind Kincannon June 11, 2019 at 3:18 am

    Gennaro i love you n your cooking but your fish are a lil bit scary to me. The zuppa looks delicious. Plz make it for me โ™ฅ๏ธโ™ฅ๏ธโ™ฅ๏ธ

  • Reply tareq ghorbal June 14, 2019 at 10:46 am

    Very Delicious

  • Reply Marcelo Borduchi June 15, 2019 at 8:17 pm

    Love you Gennaro!

  • Reply Jorge Ng June 21, 2019 at 8:38 pm

    Love how gennaro cooks with his amazing passion

  • Reply RICKARD ALEXIS June 22, 2019 at 4:17 am

    So much passion in your cooking!

  • Reply iliyan dimitrov June 22, 2019 at 7:44 pm

    greate recept forza italia

  • Reply Salvatore Mele June 22, 2019 at 9:37 pm


  • Reply Neno Halic June 23, 2019 at 8:22 pm

    give him the noble prize!! for worlds nicest and most inspiring person.

  • Reply Iban Garcia June 23, 2019 at 10:32 pm

    Where is the soup*

  • Reply flouserve June 28, 2019 at 7:30 pm

    Y porque no hablas en italiano???

  • Reply Sebastian Strohwald June 29, 2019 at 5:57 pm

    For 4 Persons?`hhhahahaha is all for meee

  • Reply Christine Joyce Limpajan June 30, 2019 at 3:24 pm

    I love you Genarro, thank you for counting us as people who are dear to you. You make great meals and you have a very nice aura when cooking. โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ

  • Reply Tuff Gong July 5, 2019 at 12:31 pm

    This is fish stew not fish soup.

  • Reply Showta Ito July 7, 2019 at 8:38 am

    Im always interested that Gennaro always uses japanese made knives. In this video he is using a nakiri-bocho(vegetable knife)

  • Reply Dmac 740 July 8, 2019 at 2:08 am

    Look and sounds better if described as seafood stew.

  • Reply fglend73 July 14, 2019 at 11:27 pm

    Good luck eating all those fish bones.

  • Reply Deรซ Enomar July 17, 2019 at 3:40 am

    Italian old men are such stylish beings

  • Reply Golden July 17, 2019 at 2:40 pm

    I will kill for this dish ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply dannyhendy July 23, 2019 at 12:02 am

    Can I show you how to get 60 pounds in one pan? hahaha

  • Reply Alvin Raymund Cruz July 23, 2019 at 10:41 am

    Pinch of a salt ha. Hehehe i think that was a GRAB of a salt. XD but love this recipe!

  • Reply ะšะพะฝัั‚ะฐะฝั‚ะธะฝ ะšะพะฝัั‚ะฐะฝั‚ะธะฝ July 23, 2019 at 11:36 am

    Godfather, you are amazing.

  • Reply Agnes Akne August 2, 2019 at 9:56 pm

    Why cant i eat this? I want it so badly

  • Reply Meghana Menon August 10, 2019 at 2:32 pm

    I am soo waiting for the day when you can grab food from the screen

  • Reply squange20 August 12, 2019 at 3:07 am

    Those tomatoes look so luscious and sweet, I could eat them like strawberries.

  • Reply { W.J. Saxton } August 13, 2019 at 8:48 am

    my man! with the Japanese usuba-style chopper knife.. my preferred gen prep knife as well. ๐Ÿ”ช
    Only thing Iโ€™d have done a lil different would be add more water so u get more broth, and maybe a lil fresh oregano too.. yuum yuum! ๐ŸฒโœŒ๏ธ

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