Sexy Fish Stew


This simple fish and potato stew is great for you less-than-confident cooks, since your timing doesn't need to be that precise.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
4 servings


  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 1 large leek, cleaned and thinly sliced

  • ½ cup sliced shallots

  • salt

  • ¾ cup white wine

  • 1 ¼ cups chicken broth

  • ½ cup thinly sliced fennel bulb

  • 1 pound baby red potatoes, trimmed

  • salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper, or more to taste

  • ½ cup heavy whipping cream

  • 1 pound boneless rockfish filets, cut into 1-inch pieces

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh tarragon


  1. Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium-low heat. Cook and stir leek, shallots, and 1/2 teaspoon salt in the melted butter until softened, 10 to 15 minutes.

  2. Stir wine into leek mixture, increase heat to medium, and cook for 2 minutes. Add chicken broth and bring to a simmer.

  3. Mix fennel and potatoes into leek mixture and simmer, stirring occasionally, until potatoes are nearly tender, about 10 minutes. Season with salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper. Add cream and stir to combine.

  4. Stir fish and tarragon into soup, cover and cook for 3 minutes. Stir gently, reduce heat to medium-low and cook until fish flakes easily with a fork, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and black pepper.

Cook's Note:

If you can't find rockfish, red snapper, or any other white fish works well in this recipe.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

382 Calories
14g Fat
30g Carbs
26g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 382
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 7g 36%
Cholesterol 79mg 26%
Sodium 736mg 32%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 26g
Vitamin C 17mg 87%
Calcium 86mg 7%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 1213mg 26%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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