Portugese Fish Stew
PORTUGUESE FISH STEW
This will serve about 6 so you could half the portions (not always easy!)
One thinly sliced onion
Garlic to taste
Large glass of white wine
Fish or veg stock cube (or lobster bisque?)
Jar of passata + half that quantity of water
Juice of half a lemon
New potatoes, pre-roasted
Monkfish (2 fillets)
1 dozen mussels, raw
1 dozen shrimp, raw
-Heat 2 tbspns olive oil in a large pot
-Add sliced onions, garlic, one small handful chopped fresh thyme and a pinch of saffron
-When softened add a generous quantity white wine and a fish or veg stock cube (I actually added a half tin of lobster
bisque from Waitrose; it works as a stock!) and cook until the alcohol smell has gone.
-Add a jar of passata and half that quantity of water. Simmer for an hour.
-Season to taste; add juice of half of a lemon and handful of chopped parsley.
-Add your pre-roasted new potatoes, then add the chopped monkfish
-After a couple of minutes add the mussels
-After a couple of minutes add the prawns
-The same with the sliced squid
Serve with griddled ciabatta, and a topping of breadcrumbs, lemon zest and more chopped parsley