This is a very robust and savory stew!! If you are a lover of seafood, you will love this stew. Be creative and try a different type of fish each time you make it, scrod, monkfish, halibut or cod.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In large saucepan or Dutch oven, bring water to a boil over high heat. Once boiling add fish and garlic. Cover and reduce heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes or until fish is opaque and flakes easily when tested with fork. Remove fish with slotted spoon and set aside. Keep stock in saucepan for later use, approximately 2 cups.

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  • In a small nonstick saute pan, heat olive oil over medium heat until hot. Saute onions for approximately 5 minutes or until tender. Once onions are tender add almonds and bread crumbs, stirring for 3 to 5 minutes or until lightly browned.

  • Add onion and bread crumb mixture to reserved fish stock along with the vegetable broth, tomatoes, paprika and pepper. Add fish; cover and cook over medium heat until fish is heated through. Season to taste with salt. Serve hot!!

Nutrition Facts

145.1 calories; 15.8 g protein; 8.5 g carbohydrates; 32.6 mg cholesterol; 219 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (9)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/03/2005
The flavor of this stew is excellent! I made only minor changes to the ingredients, such as adding a 1/2 cup of uncooked rice. I did, however change the preparation. I am not sure why the recipe calls for the fish to be cooked in water before adding to the recipe. This really isn't necessary; the whole recipe can be prepared in one pot. Saute the onion in olive oil in a large pot or dutch oven and proceed with the recipe as written, combining in the same pot. Add the fish about 15 minutes before you want the stew to be ready. It will cook in the broth. Be sure to include the full amount of liquid given in the recipe Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/02/2005
This was not as great as expected. We ended up modifying the recipe to taste with tomato sauce creole seasoning and added shrimp with the fish. Perhaps we should try a diffrent fish next time...we used cod. Read More
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14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
07/03/2005
The flavor of this stew is excellent! I made only minor changes to the ingredients, such as adding a 1/2 cup of uncooked rice. I did, however change the preparation. I am not sure why the recipe calls for the fish to be cooked in water before adding to the recipe. This really isn't necessary; the whole recipe can be prepared in one pot. Saute the onion in olive oil in a large pot or dutch oven and proceed with the recipe as written, combining in the same pot. Add the fish about 15 minutes before you want the stew to be ready. It will cook in the broth. Be sure to include the full amount of liquid given in the recipe Read More
(26)
Rating: 5 stars
02/24/2003
My family is so picky about what they eat and they weren't to thrilled to hear that they would be having "fish soup" for dinner but they loved this! This is full of flavor and it didn't have that fishy taste to it! Great stew! Read More
(9)
Rating: 4 stars
09/04/2003
I've made this twice both times with monkfish and both times a smash success. The toasted almond- & bread-crumbs really work! I increased the amount of garlic and paprika to meet my taste (2-3 cloves 1 tsp) which worked out just fine. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/21/2006
I like to fish and always say "What gets caught goes in the pot." You can say that too! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/02/2005
This was not as great as expected. We ended up modifying the recipe to taste with tomato sauce creole seasoning and added shrimp with the fish. Perhaps we should try a diffrent fish next time...we used cod. Read More
(4)
Rating: 4 stars
06/06/2011
Thought this was delicious. I would definitely more finely chop the almonds next time because they seemed a bit hard. Since I had also added 1/2 cup raw rice I kept thinking I was eating raw rice when I got to the almonds. I added a sprinkle or two of Cajun spice and as another reviewer suggested didn't pre-cook the fish. Just cooked the onion garlic then added the wet ingredients. Added the fish to the broth about 15 -20 minutes before serving time. It was a hit. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/22/2014
It was a good start but needed a little more flavor. I'll add some more herbs and spices next time. As suggested by others skip cooking the fish and let it cook in the soup at the end. I served it over wild rice which added some nice flavor. I think you could throw in more veggies and some shrimp for a heartier soup. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/28/2012
This stew was really tasty! My boyfriend is super picky and he had two bowls! I did follow "mommadonna"'s suggestion on skipping the first step. Cooking the fish separately seemed to be extra work for no real reason. To compensate for the fact that cooking it separately makes fish stock I added some dashi (Japanese fish bouillon) to the 2 cups of water. I also added some cooked rice I had laying around in the fridge. The rice made it very filling and tasted good. Loved the almonds! They added an unusual and interesting flavor and texture. I like food that's fairly heavily spiced so I played around with additional spices and upped the amount of garlic and paprika. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/18/2018
I struggle to find a fish recipe that my husband likes - none until this one and I was amazed that he actually liked it! I did tweak it a bit with ingredients I had on hand. I used canned roasted tomatoes with Italian spices and Italian dry bread crumbs. It had a really good flavor (we'll see how leftovers taste). Not at all fishy. Read More