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Sexy Fish Stew

Sexy Fish Stew

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Chef John

This simple fish and potato stew is great for you less-than-confident cooks, since your timing doesn't need to be that precise.

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  • Calories:
  • 382 kcal
  • 19%
  • Fat:
  • 13.9 g
  • 21%
  • Carbs:
  • 29.6g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 26.2 g
  • 52%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 79 mg
  • 26%
  • Sodium:
  • 833 mg
  • 33%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium-low heat. Cook and stir leek, shallots, and 1/2 teaspoon salt in the melted butter until softened, 10 to 15 minutes.
  2. Stir wine into leek mixture, increase heat to medium, and cook for 2 minutes. Add chicken broth and bring to a simmer.
  3. Mix fennel and potatoes into leek mixture and simmer, stirring occasionally, until potatoes are nearly tender, about 10 minutes. Season with salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper. Add cream and stir to combine.
  4. Stir fish and tarragon into soup, cover and cook for 3 minutes. Stir gently, reduce heat to medium-low and cook until fish flakes easily with a fork, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and black pepper.
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Reviews

Jet
18
5/5/2013

Chef John, your recipes never disappoint and this one is no different. I used a combination of tilapia and snapper, and half & half instead of the cream because that's what I had on hand, and it was fantastic! I served it with a simple green salad and some bread, and it was a great meal that looked way more expensive and labor intensive than it was. Thanks for sharing!

maggie_s
10
4/22/2014

I would rename this "addictive fish stew" as it was decadent and flavorful and very easy. I live in Dubai and could not find fennel bulb, so used about a half a tablespoon of fennel seed instead.

rebeccasue
9
9/20/2014

Loved this!.......I followed the recipe except I used a can of 2% evaporated milk instead of the cream......its fantastic......learned that when in Nova Scotia and had a fish stew!...also added 3 times the tarragon...red pepper flakes instead of cayenne!