Easy Italian Fish Stew is something you’ll want to make again and again. The flavors are bold and delightful. The ingredient list is short, and the time it takes to make is minimal. Try this traditional stew soon while there’s still a chill in the air!
I was recently transported back to the days when I was a kid and my mom or dad would make this Easy Italian Fish Stew. I was texting with one of my cousins a few weeks ago and she mentioned she was having dinner with her dad, and that he was making fish stew.
Instantly, my head filled with visions of a rich, red broth. I could feel the tender potatoes melting in my mouth. I was drooling over homemade bread that would absorb all the wonderful flavors at the bottom of a bowl.
I couldn’t stop thinking about it for the next several days so of course I made my own Easy Italian Fish Stew. And now I’m sharing it with you because it’s too good to keep to myself!
Easy Italian Fish Stew
Some people might think this is a strange stew. It’s a pretty traditional Italian stew, however, with only a few simple ingredients. It’s so big on flavor, and I can barely describe it! My family made this often on Fridays during the Lenten season to enjoy as a meatless meal.
The potatoes take a short time to cook, and the best part is that the fish only takes a handful of minutes to cook, too. Dinner will be on the table before you know it!
If you’re looking for a meatless dish for your next meal, check out a few of my favorites: Spaghetti with Fried Eggs and Crunchy Breadcrumbs is amazing! It’s one of those meals that is great to make when you have limited goods in the fridge.
For another soup dish, try my Vegetable Noodle Soup with Greens. It’s hearty and the colors are so nice, too!
You really need to try these Butternut Squash, Mushroom, Onion, and Spinach Quesadillas. You’ll love how filling and flavorful they are!
Really, I can’t tell you how satisfying this Easy Italian Fish Stew is. The best way to enjoy it is with your favorite crunchy bread (you’ll definitely want it to soak up every drop!), and a fresh salad or greens.
Make a batch of Easy Italian Fish Stew while there’s still a chill in the air, and enjoy!
Patricia Conte/Grab a Plate
Yields Serves 4-6
5 based on 1 review(s)
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/4 cup diced white onion
- 3 garlic cloves
- 2 tablespoons tomato paste
- 1 (10 ounce) can tomato sauce
- 3 cups vegetable broth
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme, plus extra for garnish
- 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1-1/2 cups diced russet gold potatoes
- 10-12 ounces fresh cod, cut into 2-inch pieces
- Add the oil to a Dutch over or large pot over medium heat. When hot, add the onion and cook for a few minutes or until it begins to soften. Add the garlic and cook for about 30 seconds.
- Add the tomato paste and mix it in with the other ingredients until it’s broken down. Add the tomato sauce, vegetable broth, thyme, rosemary, salt, black pepper, and red pepper. Add the potatoes and cook, covered, for about 10 minutes, or until they soften. Make sure the liquid covers the potatoes.
- Add the fish to the Dutch oven and cook, covered, until opaque and cooked through, about 5 minutes.
- Serve garnished with thyme and additional red pepper flakes and black pepper.