Fish Stew


This is an easy fish stew popular in Eastern North Carolina that goes especially well with cornbread. The cracked egg over the top and the tomato soup are optional, but sure delicious in this stew!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
4 servings


  • 1 (15 ounce) can mackerel, undrained

  • 1 (10.75 ounce) can tomato soup (not condensed) (Optional)

  • 4 potatoes, sliced

  • 1 onion, sliced

  • red pepper flakes (to taste)

  • 1 egg (Optional)


  1. Place undrained mackerel, tomato soup (if using), potatoes, onion, and red pepper flakes in a medium stock pot. Add just enough water to cover.

  2. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, reduce to a simmer, and cook 30 minutes, or until potatoes are tender.

  3. Break the egg over the stew, if desired, and serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

339 Calories
7g Fat
41g Carbs
27g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 339
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Cholesterol 118mg 39%
Sodium 394mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 41g 15%
Dietary Fiber 5g 19%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 27g
Vitamin C 46mg 228%
Calcium 257mg 20%
Iron 4mg 22%
Potassium 1144mg 24%

* 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.