There’s more to stew than beef!
In fact, I prefer a chicken or fish stew over beef. I’ve presented a Spanish Fish Stew on these pages before and I do it again because it’s a really special dish that is aromatic, bursts with flavor on your palate and is good for you. In fact, this is the kind of post that makes me drool as I type — I can almost taste it again.
The vegetables and seasonings roast together creating an intensely flavorful and aromatic broth.
… particularly when the marinated fish is layered on top and its juices drip into the mix.
Finishing Touch: A couple of drops of sherry vinegar, a few leaves of chopped parsley, a couple of chopped almonds.
Spanish Cod Fish Stew
- 1 lb. fresh codfish cut in 2 inch pieces
- 2 potatoes sliced thinly
- 1 carrot sliced
- ½ cup peas
- 4 ripe Roma tomatoes sliced thinly
- ½ sweet onion sliced thinly
- 3 cloves garlic sliced thinly
- stuffed green olives
- marinated artichokes chopped
- 1 bay leaf
- olive oil
- 1 pinch saffron
- Spanish paprika
- dry seasonings (salt, pepper, oregano)
- Cut fish and coat in blend of olive oil, saffron, paprika, garlic and dry seasonings. Let sit while you prepare other ingredients.
- Drizzle olive oil on bottom of glass bake dish and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
- Layer potatoes, tomatoes, onions, carrots, peas, artichokes, olives, capers, bay leaf, etc.
- Top with fish and pour seasoned oil over it.
- Sprinkle a little more dry seasonings.
- Cover with aluminum foil.
- Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 30 minutes until vegetables are cooked and fish flakes.
1. Cut potatoes and carrots very thinly. If they are thick, you should partially pre-roast them and then layer fish and finish dish.
2. Serves 3.
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