Simple spicy fish stew

Simple spicy fish stew

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(55 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
  • Healthy
  • Dairy-free

Nutrition: per serving

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

    Olive oil

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    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…


  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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2nd Feb, 2017
Quick, easy, tasty and wholesome. I added some chilli, a couple of handfuls of dried pasta to bulk it out a bit and served it with fried soda bread fingers. Really pleasing
18th Nov, 2016
Nice quick and easy dinner. However, I used a 400g can of tomatoes, add courgettes and another pepper and only comfortably feed 3 with the additions
17th Nov, 2016
Super simple, tasty recipe - added green chillies and served with chilli flakes for extra kick, added beans for more veg and chorizo for extra bite, served with warm bread. Used a whole can of tomatoes and added some tomato paste too. Would be easy to throw in whatever you had in the fridge.
13th Jul, 2014
I love this recipe I put in some extra green chillies but that's because I like it really spicy, it's a lovely recipe
12th May, 2014
very nice but for those who are interested the nutritional information is not accurate. 2g Protein? 450g of white fish split 4 ways would be comfortably over 20g per portion
2nd Jan, 2014
Have made several variations and this recipe is lovely with a few amendments. I doubled up the spices and tomatoes and ended up using 300ml of chicken stock as it was still quite thick after I blended the peppers into the stew. I also added a chilli to give it an extra kick. The quantities were perfect for just 300g of fish and I ate it like a soup with a spoon! Also delicious with the addition of chorizo. Yum!
Pancho WIlkins
6th Sep, 2013
I added chilli flakes, potatoes and sliced runner beans. I was still looking for more flavour so I resorted to salt and pepper. That made it better.
1st Jul, 2013
Very nice and easy, served with cous cous and added a red chilli, used stock not water and a whole tin of toms as the qauntity doesnt feed 4, only 2-3.
14th May, 2013
Very good and light - served with rice to make it more filling
24th Apr, 2013
this can be bulked up by adding potatoes, its really nice


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27th May, 2014
Oh, and chopped chorizo for added flavour.
27th May, 2014
To sum up all the tips in the comments that I used: - double the spices and add a chopped red chilli - use the whole tin of tomatoes, a huge squirt of tomato puree, a glass of wine and 200ml of stock rather than water - add parboiled potato chunks for the last 5 minutes or so - use a bag of seafood (prawns, mussels and squid rings) - season well The end result was delicious. Quick and easy to make with plenty of flavour.
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