Photo: Johnny Autry; Styling: Missie Neville Crawford
Serves 4 (serving size: 1 fillet, about 1 1/4 cups stew, and 1 toast)

Sustainable Choice.

Firm-fleshed halibut works best in this stew, but cod would also be a tasty, more delicate choice. Pair this dish with a side salad for a complete meal.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat broiler to high.

Step 2

Heat a large sauté pan over medium heat. Add 1 teaspoon oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add chorizo; sauté 3 minutes or until lightly browned. Add onion; sauté 3 minutes or until just tender. Add sliced garlic; sauté 1 minute. Add sherry; cook 1 1/2 minutes, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Stir in broth and next 5 ingredients (through chickpeas); stir to combine. Nestle halibut fillets in stew; spoon tomato mixture over fillets. Cover and simmer 5 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork or desired degree of doneness.

Step 3

Place ciabatta slices on a baking sheet. Broil 1 minute or until toasted. Brush toasts with remaining 1 teaspoon oil; rub toasts with cut sides of halved garlic clove. Serve toasts with stew.

Ratings & Reviews

MollySimon's Review

December 31, 2013
I've made this twice, and it was a big success both times. Served it tonight for New Year's Eve and I replaced the garbanzo beans with black-eyed peas to bring "luck" for the coming year. It's so fast and easy AND my kids ate it. Will consider this recipe a staple in our house.

TCUnurse's Review

December 12, 2013
great mixture of smoky/spicy flavor from chorizo...served over some white jasmine rice to absorb the leftover moisture in the stew

barbi3142's Review

December 31, 2012
This stew is delicious. I have never made or eaten a fish stew before mainly because i have this unfounded aversion to fish and tomatoes and fish and soup, but no longer. This was fast and easy and full of flavor. As with most stews it was even better the second day. I didn't have halibut, so I used cod. This will be a mainstay for me this winter.

karinemarc74's Review

February 09, 2013
Great recipe! Used the same ingredients as mentioned. Just let the mixture cook a little bit longer before adding the fish to be "creamier"

Jackie4246's Review

February 04, 2013
My husband and I both loved this stew. It was easy and seems foolproof. Used cod and didn't have any parsley, but it still worked well. Didn't try the garlic toast.

carolfitz's Review

January 30, 2014
Made to directions with some ingredient changes: diced a full link of chorizo and subbed clam broth for chicken and cannellini for chickpea. Spinach-mushroom salad, stew & garlic toast made a pretty good weekend lunch.

liafinney's Review

February 07, 2013
Very nice change of pace. I'm trying to add more fish to our weekly dinner menus and I had a pc of frozen hake from TJ's that needed to be used and it worked out very well in this stew. Can't find Spanish chorizo around here but had linguica (Portuguese sausage) as a substitute. Made enough for dinner and leftovers. Will keep in mind for future dinners.

ajvinande's Review

November 14, 2013
Great mix of flavors and brilliant pairing with the garlic toast! Mashing up the fish while eating helps distribute the flavors more. Also, dry vermouth can be substituted for the sherry. A very easy and lovely Spanish dinner!

sckautte's Review

March 10, 2013

Missy70's Review

January 14, 2013