Spicy fish stew

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 (49)

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.

tante-marie's picture

I used chunks of frozen pollack which is a cheap, plentiful and sustainable alternative to cod (and which tastes just as good!)

pemmadance's picture

Me and My partner really enjoyed this. We ate the stew with sliced bread. Next time I will add a few chilli's so that the dish is spicy but still a lovely taste.

lucywinterbottom's picture

Delicious! Add some potatoes to make it a bit more filling.

lauremartin's picture

I used Tilapia fish (discovered that in my local store, extremely tender) and added chili flakes. So quick and easy to do! Served that with broccoli but not convinced about it!!

ymanson's picture

I made it with the chicken and new potatoes and it was a hit with everyone. A nice hearty recipe for the winter as well.

poppychops's picture

Very tasty and if you use frozen fish, cheap also. I recommended to my son who is a student, and can't afford to buy fresh fish!

lindfsw1's picture

As I like my food with a kick, I added one chopped, deseeded red chilli to this stew, frying it quickly with the garlic. I also threw in some cooked prawns at the end just to warm through, which added a lovely extra texture. Served simply with good crusty baguette and a glass of wine, it was a great meal to whip up after work on a cold night - but also something I'd happily serve guests.


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