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Fisherman Stew Recipe

Fisherman Stew

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"This is a very robust and savory stew!! If you are a lover of seafood, you will love this stew. Be creative and try a different type of fish each time you make it, scrod, monkfish, halibut or cod."

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  1. In large saucepan or Dutch oven, bring water to a boil over high heat. Once boiling add fish and garlic. Cover and reduce heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes or until fish is opaque and flakes easily when tested with fork. Remove fish with slotted spoon and set aside. Keep stock in saucepan for later use, approximately 2 cups.
  2. In a small nonstick saute pan, heat olive oil over medium heat until hot. Saute onions for approximately 5 minutes or until tender. Once onions are tender add almonds and bread crumbs, stirring for 3 to 5 minutes or until lightly browned.
  3. Add onion and bread crumb mixture to reserved fish stock along with the vegetable broth, tomatoes, paprika and pepper. Add fish; cover and cook over medium heat until fish is heated through. Season to taste with salt. Serve hot!!
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 03, 2005

The flavor of this stew is excellent! I made only minor changes to the ingredients, such as adding a 1/2 cup of uncooked rice. I did, however change the preparation. I am not sure why the recipe calls for the fish to be cooked in water before adding to the recipe. This really isn't necessary; the whole recipe can be prepared in one pot. Saute the onion in olive oil in a large pot or dutch oven and proceed with the recipe as written, combining in the same pot. Add the fish about 15 minutes before you want the stew to be ready. It will cook in the broth. Be sure to include the full amount of liquid given in the recipe

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 02, 2005

This was not as great as expected. We ended up modifying the recipe to taste with tomato sauce, creole seasoning and added shrimp with the fish. Perhaps, we should try a diffrent fish next time...we used cod.


10 Ratings

Feb 24, 2003

My family is so picky about what they eat, and they weren't to thrilled to hear that they would be having "fish soup" for dinner, but they loved this! This is full of flavor, and it didn't have that fishy taste to it! Great stew!

Sep 04, 2003

I've made this twice, both times with monkfish and both times a smash success. The toasted almond- & bread-crumbs really work! I increased the amount of garlic and paprika to meet my taste (2-3 cloves, 1 tsp), which worked out just fine.

Jan 21, 2006

I like to fish and always say, "What gets caught, goes in the pot." You can say that too !

Jun 06, 2011

Thought this was delicious. I would definitely more finely chop the almonds next time, because they seemed a bit hard. Since I had also added 1/2 cup raw rice, I kept thinking I was eating raw rice when I got to the almonds. I added a sprinkle or two of Cajun spice, and as another reviewer suggested, didn't pre-cook the fish. Just cooked the onion, garlic then added the wet ingredients. Added the fish to the broth about 15 -20 minutes before serving time. It was a hit.

Jan 22, 2014

It was a good start, but needed a little more flavor. I'll add some more herbs and spices next time. As suggested by others, skip cooking the fish and let it cook in the soup at the end. I served it over wild rice, which added some nice flavor. I think you could throw in more veggies and some shrimp for a heartier soup.

Mar 28, 2012

This stew was really tasty! My boyfriend is super picky, and he had two bowls! I did follow "mommadonna"'s suggestion on skipping the first step. Cooking the fish separately seemed to be extra work for no real reason. To compensate for the fact that cooking it separately makes fish stock, I added some dashi (Japanese fish bouillon) to the 2 cups of water. I also added some cooked rice I had laying around in the fridge. The rice made it very filling and tasted good. Loved the almonds! They added an unusual and interesting flavor and texture. I like food that's fairly heavily spiced, so I played around with additional spices and upped the amount of garlic and paprika.


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  • Calories
  • 145 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 8.5 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 33 mg
  • 11%
  • Fat
  • 5.4 g
  • 8%
  • Fiber
  • 1.7 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 15.8 g
  • 32%
  • Sodium
  • 219 mg
  • 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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