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Sea bass & seafood Italian one-pot

Sea bass & seafood Italian one-pot

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  • Easy
  • Serves 4

A one-pot fish stew with shellfish and all the fresh flavours of the Mediterranean - serve with plenty of bread for dipping

Nutrition: per serving
low inkcal329
low insalt1g


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 fennel bulb , halved and sliced, fronds kept separate to garnish
  • 2 garlic cloves , sliced
  • ½ red chilli , chopped
  • 250g cleaned squid , sliced into rings
  • bunch basil , leaves and stalks separated, stalks tied together, leaves roughly chopped
  • 400g can chopped tomato
  • 150ml white wine
  • 2 large handfuls of mussels or clams
  • 8 large raw prawns (whole look nicest)
  • 4 sea bass fillets (about 140g/5oz each)
  • crusty bread , to serve


  • STEP 1

    Heat the oil in a large saucepan with a tight-fitting lid, then add the fennel, garlic and chilli. Fry until softened, then add the squid, basil stalks, tomatoes and wine. Simmer over a low heat for 35 mins until the squid is tender and the sauce has thickened slightly, then season.

  • STEP 2

    Scatter the mussels and prawns over the sauce, lay the sea bass fillets on top, cover, turn up the heat and cook hard for 5 mins. Serve scattered with the basil leaves and fennel fronds, with crusty bread.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, March 2012

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