Heavenly Fish Stew Recipes
When most people think about fish stew, the classic French dish, Bouillabaisse, comes to mind. There's a really good recipe for this here and I've assembled a fair few others, mainly with a European theme, but also inspired by Moroccan and Brazilian styles. These are all links to recipes you can find on the web. I don't really write recipes myself. I prefer to leave that to the professional chefs and food writers.
Thanks to chefs like Jamie Oliver, Antony Worrall Thompson, the Hairy Bikers and more, here's a collection of recipes that should inspire you to prepare a great fish stew. I've enjoyed all these Fish Stew recipes, and I hope you do too.
Note: Where I've made cookbook recommendations, the first sets of links are for the UK Amazon site. Right underneath those, you'll find some links to the author's best selling cookbooks in the US. If you're not in the UK or the US, these books are probably still available where you live via Amazon.
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- One-pan Spanish Fish Stew
- Catalan Fish Stew
- Moroccan Fish Stew
- Brazilian Fish Stew
- More Fish Stew Recipes
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Fabulous Fish Stew
by Jamie Oliver
A couple of people asked me for a Jamie Oliver recipe for Bouillabaisse and I wasn't aware there was one on the web, so I had a look and found this. It isn't called Bouillabaisse but it's certainly as close to it as some I've seen that do claim that title. It has Mussels and Clams, Sea Bass or Bream, Red Mullet or Snapper, Langoustines or Tiger Prawns and Monkfish. It's also served with saffron aïoli. So, if you want to call it Bouillabaisse in the privacy of your own home, you can.
Why do Jamie's recipes always turn out well? The instructions are great. They're actually fun to read too. He always gives you a bit of his opinion and this time it's the merits of using real saffron. If you're one of those people looking for a Bouillabaisse recipe by Jamie Oliver, try this one.
Get the recipe - Fabulous Fish Stew by Jamie Oliver on the Jamie Oliver website.
Great Cookbooks by Jamie Oliver
Note: Links are to the UK Amazon site
Jamie Oliver's Best Selling Cookbooks in the US
Note: Links are to the US Amazon site
In this cookbook, Jamie shows you how to become a better cook. It does exactly that, unless of course you're already better than he is.
The US version of Jamie's 30-minute meals recipe book has a slightly different title. Nonetheless, I understand it has all the same to offer.
by Antony Worrall Thompson
I've seen one or two recipes for Bouillabaisse from restaurants in the port of Marseilles in southern France. These have traditional family associations and are passed from generation to generation. Some of the ingredients are fairly hard to get hold of for the average person. Things like Scorpion Fish and Sea Urchin just aren't available to most people I know. This recipe uses Red Mullet, Sea Bass, Monkfish and Tiger Prawns. These are quite expensive ingredients, and you'll need a good fishmonger or an excellent supermarket to supply them to you, but they're not impossible to get hold of. Likewise, the recipe is challenging enough but quite achievable. I like Antony Worrall Thompson's recipes, they strip away much of the fuss and still deliver a good result. I've recommended this recipe elsewhere and that's a measure of how good it is.
Get the recipe - Bouillabaisse by Antony Worrall Thompson on the BBC website.
Caldeirada (Portuguese Monster Fish Stew)
by The Hairy Bikers
Good Portuguese food is, in my opinion, underrated. I've spent quite a bit of time in Portugal and I've eaten pretty well there. The food tends to be quite unpretentious, and they do love their oily fish. This is a fine example of both of those merits and the Hairy Bikers, with their fun and relaxed approach, do justice to this dish. Of course, oily fish is a good source of Omega 3, so there's an added health benefit in there too.
Why is it called 'monster fish stew?' I can't honestly say I know. If you make the full amount, it's quite a feast, even for 8 people. That could be why.
Get the recipe - Caldeirada (Portuguese Monster Fish Stew) by the Hairy Bikers on the BBC Food website.
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One-pan Spanish Fish Stew
by BBC Good Food.
You just need any firm white fish to make this one-pan Spanish fish stew, and you can use Salmon too. Something like Pollock, or any other sustainable fish should be fine. I know I use the term 'sustainable fish' quite a lot, but it's not the fish that's sustainable. It's using a wider variety of fish that makes fish consumption more sustainable. So, don't be afraid to try different types, especially in a dish like this.
This is quite a spicy dish, with paprika and cayenne pepper. It's also quite hearty with potatoes and chick peas to fill you up. This makes a pretty good family dinner as long everyone's happy with the pepper. You can moderate the cayenne if you like, but it really does benefit from having a bit of a spicy kick.
Get the recipe - One-pan Spanish Fish Stew by BBC Good Food.
Catalan Fish Stew
by Tony Trenerry
There's lovely depth of flavour in this dish, with chilli heat, fennel seed, turmeric, fresh herbs and toasted almonds. It only requires one kind of firm white fish and you can decide on that, so that makes the shopping a bit easier. I must admit, I'm not actually familiar with Tony Trenerry's work but, on the strength of this recipe, he's got a good sense for flavours. I'll look out for more recipes by him in future.
Get the recipe - Catalan Fish Stew by Tony Trenerry on the Telegraph website.
Moroccan Fish Stew
by Bill Granger
The fish itself is any firm white fish, Cod, Snapper or Ling.
Get the recipe - Moroccan Fish Stew by Bill Granger on the BBC website.
Brazilian Fish Stew
by Letitia Moreinos Schwartz
I'm not a connoisseur of Brazilian food, but I took my time to read the instructions well and it turned out very nicely. I will definitely be making this again. Perhaps I should make a trip to Rio and try it in its native setting. Sounds like a good excuse.
Get the recipe - Brazilian Fish Stew by Letitia Moreinos Schwartz on The Independent website.
More Fish Stew Recipes
by Various Chefs
Here are the recipes I'm looking to try out for new ideas. If you try them, please come back and let me know what the outcome was like.
Angela Hartnett's Fish Stew Recipe on The Guardian Website.
Spanish Fish Stew by Simon Rimmer on the UK Channel 4 website.
Rachel Allen's Fish Stew on Red online.
Bengali Fish Stew by Anjum Anand on the BBC website.
Hake and Gurnard Fish Stew by Luke Holder from Great British Chefs.
Chilli Fish Stew Recipe by Stevie Parle on the UK Channel 4 website.
Fish Stew with Orange and Fennel by Alan Rosenthal on The Times website.
Natalie's Trinidadian Fish Stew on BBC GoodFood.
Valencian Fish Stew by Simon Rimmer on the BBC website.
Billingsgate Fish Stew by Rose Prince on The Telegraph website.
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