I thought the other day that I really do not cook using fish often enough. I think the reason is that it is quite hard to get fish, we do not have a local fishmonger and the supermarket has a very limited selection. It is a shame as we are an island nation so the one thing we should be able to eat is fish. Fish is also very good for you and I would definitely like to experiment more with fish recipes. This weekend I decided to try making a fish stew for a change.
I was very pleased with the result, it was gorgeous.
This is the recipe:
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- 3 cloves of garlic, crushed
- 1 stalk of celery, chopped finely
- 1 green pepper, diced and deseeded
- 1 red pepper, diced and deseeded
- 1 yellow pepper, diced and deseeded
- 4 tomatoes, chopped
- 175ml while wine
- 800 ml fish or vegetable stock
- ½ tsp cayenne pepper
- ½ tsp paprika
- 200g new potatoes, chopped in half
- 500g white fish, chopped into cubes
- 200g uncooked king prawns
- 100g frozen peas
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 2 tbsp chopped parsley
- Black pepper
- Crush the garlic cloves and finely chop the onions and celery. Dice the peppers.
- Warm the olive oil in a large pan and add the garlic, onions, celery and peppers. Cook until soft but not brown, stirring occasionally.
- Chop the tomatoes and add to the pan. Cook for another minute.
- Add the wine and cook until it reduces by half.
- Add the stock and the spice and bring to the boil
- Add the potatoes and cook for fifteen minutes.
- Add the fish, prawns and the peas. Reduce the heat and simmer for 5 to 10 minutes until the fish is opaque in the middle.
- Add the lemon juice and parsley and season to taste.
I wasn’t sure what to serve it with so I just served the fish stew with plain boiled rice. It would also be lovely with crusty bread warm from the oven. It tasted really nice and I would definitely try this recipe again. My husband and son also loved it, their plates were completely clean.