One-pan Spanish fish stew

One-pan Spanish fish stew

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(124 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 40 mins


Serves 4
Use any sustainable white fish or salmon in this easy, flavour-packed stew - perfect with crusty bread

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal382
  • fat11g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs33g
  • sugars5g
  • fibre5g
  • protein39g
  • salt1.92g
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  • handful flat-leaf parsley leaves, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • zest and juice 1 lemon



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

  • 3 tbsp olive oil, plus extra to serve
    olive oil

    Olive oil

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  • 1 medium onion, finely sliced



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 500g floury potato, cut into small chunks, no larger than 2cm cubes



    The world's favourite root vegetable, the potato comes in innumerable varieties. A member of…

  • 1 tsp paprika



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

  • pinch cayenne pepper
  • 400g can chopped tomato
  • 1 fish stock cube
  • 200g raw peeled king prawn
  • ½ a 410g/14oz can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 500g skinless fish fillets, cut into very large chunks


  1. In a small bowl, mix the parsley with ½ the garlic and lemon zest, then set aside. Heat 2 tbsp oil in a large sauté pan. Throw in the onion and potatoes, cover the pan, then sweat everything for about 5 mins until the onion has softened. Add the remaining oil, garlic and spices, then cook for 2 mins more.

  2. Pour over the lemon juice and sizzle for a moment. Add the tomatoes, ½ a can of water and crumble in the stock. Season with a little salt, then cover the pan. Simmer everything for 15-20 mins until the potatoes are just cooked.

  3. Stir through the prawns and chickpeas, then nestle the fish chunks into the top of the stew. Reduce the heat and recover the pan, then cook for about 8 mins, stirring very gently once or twice. When the fish is just cooked through, remove from the heat, scatter with the parsley mix, then bring the dish to the table with the bottle of olive oil for drizzling over and some crusty bread, if you want.

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hoxnewoodsman's picture
28th Dec, 2019
Fantastic dish! Full of flavour and spice. A real favourite.
suziesoux's picture
24th Nov, 2019
Delicious stew! An excellent way to eat more fish.
1st Jun, 2019
Nice simple stew. I left out the potatoes and it was still very filling.
12th Mar, 2019
I love this recipe - it is so simple, healthy and utterly delicious. I use two tins of tomato to make it more juicy. And smoked paprika and coriander instead of regular and parsley.
5th Sep, 2017
Delicious. I added extra chickpeas, water and an extra stock cube, and sprinkled with salt and olive oil croutons. Will make again
4th Sep, 2017
Followed the recommended changes in the comments and was fab - 1 tbsp Smoked paprika, Chickpeas added from the beginning, Prawns added at the very end to avoid overcooking, Subbed some fish for smoked version, Spinach stired through before serving. I also added some carrot in lieu of potatoes which was rather nice.
21st Jun, 2017
Great recipe and so easy to cook. I didn't have tinned tomatoes in the cupboard so used fresh tomatoes and 100ml of white wine and I used all the spice for two of us. It was delicious and we scored it 8/10 and we would repeat it
2nd Nov, 2016
Nice recipe. I halved it but used 1tbsp paprika, 1/2tsp hot chill powder, 1 desert spoon of lemon juice (instead of a lemon and then used 1 tsp for the parsley garlic mix), 1 tsp of fish sauce instead of a fish stock cube, added 4 bits of frozen spinach, used 3/4 tin of tomatoes and served with rice.
28th Mar, 2016
Great recipe. Next time I'd use a whole tin of chickpeas, and cook the prawns for less than 8 minutes.
1st Feb, 2016
This was absolutely delicious! Added an extra clove of garlic and sweet potato also.


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