Spicy fish stew

Spicy fish stew

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(44 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 15 mins


Serves 4
Perfect with some crusty bread, this simple healthy stew will soon become a favourite - make it with chicken if you prefer

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Easily halved
  • Dairy-free
  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal143
  • fat4g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs5g
  • sugars4g
  • fibre1g
  • protein2g
  • salt0.28g
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  • 1 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 2 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 tsp ground cumin



    An aromatic spice native to eastern Mediteranean countries and Upper Egypt. This warm,…

  • ½ tsp paprika



    A spice that's central to Hungarian cuisine, paprika is made by drying a particular type of…

  • 200g can chopped tomato
  • 1 red pepper, deseeded, cut into chunks
  • 450g white fish fillets, cut into chunks
  • handful coriander, roughly chopped
  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges



    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…


  1. Heat oil in a saucepan. Tip in the garlic, cumin and paprika and cook for 1 min. Add 100ml water and the tomatoes. Bring to the boil, then turn down the heat. Add the pepper, simmer for 5 mins. Add the fish, simmer for 5 mins. Serve with coriander and a wedge of lemon.

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Comments (47)

cloughie001's picture

Nice, but had to add chili for spice and tomato puree to thicken it up a bit as I don't like runny stews, nice overall taste and cheap. Would have again.

ginodb's picture

Quick, easy and can be modified to your tastes. That's what a great recipe should be and this does not disappoint - oh yeah it's DELICIOUS. You can use fresh and or frozen fish and to prepare really is simple! Great stuff. :)

stevel56's picture

was a nice quick recipe, thanks

nataliasupernova's picture

It wasn't as flavoursome as I'd hoped, despite using fresh chilli and mixed fish. Next time I will try with either white wine as suggested or adding fish stock.

mymatemarmite's picture

Delicate and delicious - works beautifully as part of healthy eating (although not too much bread!)

tinydancer1983's picture

this was a brilliant Monday night supper, simple to make, filling for 2 and healthy . . . i added some olives and extra spice, highly recommended!

brummykp's picture

I found it a little bit watery, but otherwise great

yasmink's picture

delish! was good with boiled potatoes... keeps ya nice and warm xx

ginaiveson's picture

Just made this for dinner. Added some frozen sccallops as well as the cod and some fresh spinach and it was delicious. Very low fat so will make this again.

clairetracey80's picture

Made the chicken version with extra chiliis & potato, very tasty, we enjoyed it I'll be making it again!

sarahloud's picture

We thoroughly enjoyed this recipe! It was easy to prepare and cook.
I used the whole tin of tomatoes and added 200ml of vegetable stock.
We also cooked some wild rice to make it go further.
We have this once a week now - very tasty!

gweedon's picture

We really liked this recipe we used River Cobbler which seemed to work fine.

bricin's picture

this is so amazing fast and simple to make, and surprisingly delicious considering the tiny amount of effort that goes into it. i used a full tin (400g) of chopped tomatoes though. served with warm crusty bread and herb butter. my only other comment is that there's no way this would provide a filling meal for 4. we're not big eaters, but we only got 3 portions from this.

weeble's picture

I made the chicken version of this dish. i will make it again.

moc222's picture

Replaced the water with a glass of white wine and simmered until reduced. Included some par-boiled potatoes to make more of a one pot meal and added some prawns with the fish. Lovely!!

moc222's picture

Replaced the water with a glass of white wine and simmered until reduced. Included some par-boiled potatoes to make more of a one pot meal and added some prawns with the fish. Lovely!!

mandymoos's picture

This was nice but the sauce lacked depth a bit

gracehbd's picture

The grams of protein, carbs and fat are clearly wrong...

bigglesmith's picture

I often make chicken stew, so this was lovely for something different. I also added potatoes to make it more filling. I recommend placing the whole fish fillet into the stew, rather than chopping it up. That way, as it cooks it will flake and break apart rather crumble.

surferdude's picture

a really yummy fish stew, healthy and low fat!! Amybe next time I would add a few more vegetables and a little more fish too, just to give it a bit more substance. Perfect with crusty, warm baguette straight from the oven.


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