Recipe by Chef John
"This simple fish and potato stew is great for you less-than-confident cooks, since your timing doesn't need to be that precise."
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leek, cleaned and thinly sliced
1 1/4 cups
thinly sliced fennel bulb
baby red potatoes, trimmed
salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
cayenne pepper, or more to taste
heavy whipping cream
boneless rockfish filets, cut into 1-inch pieces
chopped fresh tarragon
Chef John, your recipes never disappoint and this one is no different. I used a combination of tilapia and snapper, and half & half instead of the cream because that's what I had on hand, and it was fantastic! I served it with a simple green salad and some bread, and it was a great meal that looked way more expensive and labor intensive than it was. Thanks for sharing!
I would rename this "addictive fish stew" as it was decadent and flavorful and very easy. I live in Dubai and could not find fennel bulb, so used about a half a tablespoon of fennel seed instead.
Thanks Chef John. This is incredibly delicious!!! It's simple and the taste is amazing. You're the best. Can you please do more fish recipes? Furikaki or macadamia nut crusted fish with some of your "out of this world" sauces! Thank you for sharing. I also enjoy your sense of humor. ??????????
Loved this!.......I followed the recipe except I used a can of 2% evaporated milk instead of the cream......its fantastic......learned that when in Nova Scotia and had a fish stew!...also added 3 times the tarragon...red pepper flakes instead of cayenne!
Very good. I added more bullion for the soup like consistency. Thank you for the fabulous dish.
Awesome recipe! My boyfriend loves it..use the recipe as is..never doubt chef john's judgement!
When I saw the title for this recipe I knew I had to try it. My husband I both love fish and so I made it last night. I thought it was very good. But the fennel and tarragon were a little overpowering/sophisticated for my palate. My husband on the other hand is IN LOVE with this Stew! :)
This was a great stew. Flavor was what I was looking for and it was super easy to make. This is great when you are crunched for time and have a very hungry family. Plus my 2 year old could not get enough of it.
I had to improvise since I could not get a leak. Added a small yellow onion and fennel seed in place of the bulb. still turned out great.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Sexy Fish Stew
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 125
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