, ribena chorba
: riblja čorba, riblji paprikaš; 馬其頓語
, ribina čorba
) is hot soup
prepared with mixed river fish
, characteristic for cuisine
s of the Pannonian plain
and the Balkans
, especially the wider region around the river Danube
. The meal originates from Slavic cuisine.
Traditionally, fish soup is prepared in small kettles on open fire by fishermen themselves.
Salmon is the common name for several species of fish of the family Salmonidae. Several other fish in the family are called trout. Salmon live in both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, as well as the Great Lakes and other land locked lakes.
Salmon has long been at the heart of the culture and livelihood of coastal dwellers. Most peoples of the Northern Pacific shore had a ceremony to honor the first return of the year. For many centuries, people caught salmon as they swam upriver to spawn. A famous spearfishing site on the Columbia River at Celilo Falls was inundated after great dams were built on the river. The Ainu, of northern Japan, taught dogs how to catch salmon as they returned to their breeding grounds en masse.