This Southwestern-inspired fish stew features classic Mexican ingredients like fresh cilatnro and sliced jalapeños.
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cups chopped onion
1 cup (1/4-inch-thick) slices carrot
1 cup (1/4-inch-thick) slices celery
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 jalapeño pepper, sliced
4 cups fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
2 cups cubed peeled Yukon gold or red potato
1 cup dry white wine
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 (15-ounce) can crushed tomatoes, undrained
1 pound halibut, cut into bite-size pieces
1/2 pound peeled and deveined large shrimp
Cilantro sprigs (optional)
How to Make It
Heat oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add onion, carrot, celery, garlic, and jalapeño to pan; sauté 5 minutes or until tender. Stir in broth, potato, wine, cilantro, and tomatoes; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes or until potato is tender. Add fish and shrimp; cook an additional 5 minutes or until fish and shrimp are done. Ladle 2 1/2 cups stew into each of 4 bowls; serve with lime wedges. Garnish with cilantro sprigs, if desired.
"I developed this stew using Mexican ingredients I grew up with. I often use cod because my husband loves it. He asked me to create a good recipe for fish stew with some spice." --Diana Rios, Lytle, TX
We really enjoyed this fish stew after I added the recommended changes. I added cayenne pepper, oregano, cumin and salt and one can corn. Without these ingredients, the stew was bland. Now it tastes like a tortilla soup.
This was a really tasty soup. I did alter it by omitting the wine and replacing it with water. I also omitted the potato. I didn't have any fish so I doubled the shrimp. I loved the base flavor of the soup, I can see it tasting good with cooked chicken as well. Other things could also be added like cooked rice, beans, corn, fresh avocado. I will definitely make this again!
I was looking for a good fish stew and this has promise though I changed some things around: No one in my family likes celery so I took this out, and added corn for a more southwestern taste. I spiced it up with some cumin and topped it with avocado and some lime juice. Is now a favorite of my family!
I really wanted to like this. It did make a lot of soup but unfortunately it was a waste of fish because I did not like it. I thought these flavors would be good but it seemed to accentuate the taste of the fish and I used fresh, good fish.
I've been making lots of soups this winter and I really enjoyed this soup! Followed the recipe exactly. I wasn't sure it'd be spicy enough without additional seasoning but it had a nice kick to it. It definitely makes more than 4 servings but that's the beauty of soup, stick a few servings in the freezer for days you really don't have time to cook! I will make this again maybe with tofu.
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