Dunav fishermen's soup

Dunav fishermen’s soup

Danube flows through the very heart of Serbia and through its capital, Belgrade where in its very center meets river Sava at its confluence. Besides being one of the symbols of Belgrade, it also cultivates the whole another world of fisherman and river houses built along its shores, mostly hidden even for locals. During summer, the fisherman organise competitions for the best made Danube river fish soup. One summer, while visiting my grandparents in Smederevo, medieval town situated on the coast of the river, I bumped into one of these. Walking through the spicy fumes with my aunt, she introduces me to her acquaintance, a high school teacher and hobby fisherman who wins that year’s competition. This is his champion recipe: