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Sexy Fish Stew Recipe
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Sexy Fish Stew
Make a simple, delicious white fish stew with leeks, fennel, and potatoes. See more
  • READY IN 50 mins

Sexy Fish Stew

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"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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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins
  • READY IN

    50 mins

Directions

  1. Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium-low heat. Cook and stir leek, shallots, and 1/2 teaspoon salt in the melted butter until softened, 10 to 15 minutes.
  2. Stir wine into leek mixture, increase heat to medium, and cook for 2 minutes. Add chicken broth and bring to a simmer.
  3. Mix fennel and potatoes into leek mixture and simmer, stirring occasionally, until potatoes are nearly tender, about 10 minutes. Season with salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper. Add cream and stir to combine.
  4. Stir fish and tarragon into soup, cover and cook for 3 minutes. Stir gently, reduce heat to medium-low and cook until fish flakes easily with a fork, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and black pepper.
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Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • If you can't find rockfish, red snapper, or any other white fish works well in this recipe.
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Reviews More Reviews

Most Helpful Positive Review
May 05, 2013

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!

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 03, 2014

Not that good. Two stars.

 
Apr 22, 2014

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.

 
Sep 20, 2014

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!

 
Nov 27, 2013

Easy to make and super delicious. My husband is allergic to fish, so at the end I added 2 cans of clams with juice. It was a big hit. I also cooked this in my pressure cooker, after step 2 I cooked at high pressure for 5 min and it came out perfect. Added half and half (instead of the whipping cream, since that's what I had) and clams, and everyone loved it. Great recipe!

 
Oct 15, 2014

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. ?????????? Lucy

 
Oct 03, 2014

Awesome recipe! My boyfriend loves it..use the recipe as is..never doubt chef john's judgement!

 
Dec 06, 2014

Wonderful! First time cooking with fennel and it adds such a mysterious awesome flavor in the background. All the flavors blended so nicely. What a great stew!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 382 kcal
  • 19%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 29.6 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 79 mg
  • 26%
  • Fat
  • 13.9 g
  • 21%
  • Fiber
  • 3.1 g
  • 12%
  • Protein
  • 26.2 g
  • 52%
  • Sodium
  • 833 mg
  • 33%

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

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