Florida's Mullet Stew

Oxmoor House
about 2 1/2 quarts


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1 1/2 cups chopped celery
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1 (28-ounce) can whole tomatoes, undrained
1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce
2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 (7-ounce) package spaghetti
2 cups boiling water
2 pounds mullet fillets, cut into 1-inch pieces
Grated Parmesan cheese


Sauté celery, onion, and garlic in butter in a large Dutch oven until tender. Add tomatoes, tomato sauce, and seasonings, mixing well. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 20 minutes.

Add spaghetti and boiling water; mix well. Cover and simmer 10 minutes or until spaghetti is almost tender. Add fish; cover and simmer 10 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork.

Spoon stew into individual serving bowls; sprinkle with cheese. Serve immediately.

Created date

February 2010