Spicy fish stew

Spicy fish stew

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
(48 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
Save to My Good Food
Please sign in or register to save recipes.


  • 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 cloves, 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.

You may also like

Ads by Google

Comments, questions and tips

Sign in or create your My Good Food account to join the discussion.
11th Oct, 2012
I made the stew and really enjoyed it was lovely.
1st Oct, 2012
Really simple and tasty! My boyfriend was not impressed when I told him fish stew was for dinner... but he loved it! We had it with rice and it was lovely
26th Aug, 2012
It was a little bland to be honest. I added a tablespoon of fish sauce and next time I will go with some of the other reviewers and add a chili. The prawns sound good as well. However, it was a very quick dish to make and I will certainly try it again. Crusty bread or rolls is a perfect accompaniment
26th Apr, 2012
We really enjoyed this, we added tomato purée to thicken up the juice and had it alongside some warm baked crusty bread.
4th Apr, 2012
oops forgot to rate this :)
4th Apr, 2012
I absolutely loved this, as did my husband. Really nice amount of spice to it and particularly with hot crusty bread to mop up the lovely juices. I read the reviews before making and adopted some of the changes. I added plenty of green olives, some tomato puree, black pepper, a dash of worcester sauce and some fresh red chilli and dried basil to pep it up a bit. Next time I will also add some chopped chorizo as we both thought this would compliment the dish loads. Total winner in our house and will make it again lots of times I'm sure!
23rd Feb, 2012
Have made this recipe twice now and found that to feed five, (three adults and 2 children), I needed to double the quantities and also added a few sundried tomatoes that I blitzed in the whizzer to give a bit more depth to the broth. I also added a fresh chilli (deseeded). The recipe's a real winner, really simple and quick to make. I think it'd work just as well with rice, brown or white and would probably be just that bit more healthy.
28th Oct, 2011
we eat this almost every week now, quick, easy, cheap, tasty and healthy, what more could you want?!
26th Sep, 2011
This is so simple and quick to make, and it's delicious! Made it with a fish pie mix I found in the freezer so it had chunks of cod, haddock and salmon, boyfriend wasn't sure he would like it but I served it with a crusty roll and he's been asking for it again ever since!! Perfect for a Friday night when you want something nice and filling but don't want the hassle, the fact that it's so healthy is just a bonus!!
2nd Sep, 2011
Really tasty. I added some chilli for a bit of added kick, and a small sweet potato that needed to be used up and it added some bulk.


Be the first to ask a question about this recipe...Unsure about the cooking time or want to swap an ingredient? Ask us your questions and we’ll try and help you as soon as possible. Or if you want to offer a solution to another user’s question, feel free to get involved...
Be the first to suggest a tip for this recipe...Got your own twist on this recipe? Or do you have suggestions for possible swaps and additions? We’d love to hear your ideas.