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Turkish Fish Stew

Turkish Fish Stew

  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    30 m
  • Ready In

    45 m
Randall Shillman

Randall Shillman

A non-traditional variant of Turkish fish stew that blends various other Mediterranean influences.

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  • Calories:
  • 456 kcal
  • 23%
  • Fat:
  • 12.4 g
  • 19%
  • Carbs:
  • 53.4g
  • 17%
  • Protein:
  • 32.7 g
  • 65%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 42 mg
  • 14%
  • Sodium:
  • 755 mg
  • 30%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Directions

  1. In a medium saucepan, bring 3 cups water to a boil, and stir in the couscous. Remove from heat, cover, and let sit 5 minutes.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat, and saute the onion and green pepper about 5 minutes, until tender. Mix in the garlic, and continue to cook and stir about 2 minutes. Mix in the artichoke hearts with reserved liquid, capers with reserved liquid, and olives. Stir in the tomatoes, wine, lemon juice, and 1 cup water (or enough to attain desired thickness). Season with sumac powder, red pepper, basil, cumin, ginger, and pepper.
  3. Bring the mixture to a boil, and mix in the fish chunks. Reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes, or until the fish is easily flaked with a fork. Serve over couscous.
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SEKELSEY
37

SEKELSEY

2/22/2007

This is an excellent recipe. I unfortunately learned the hard way--the recipe calls for a LOT of couscous compared to how much sauce there is. However, it's still pretty good this way. Changes I made: Used more garlic, flounder instead of tilapia, diced fresh tomato, cayenne pepper (not too much) instead of red pepper, more red wine and less water. In the future, I think I'll use even more garlic and cut out the ginger. I like ginger, but I personally don't like it with these spices. What I like about this is that the fish isn't the star of this dish--I think there's as much fish in here as vegetables; you could add more fish to this or cut it out completely and it would still taste good. This seems like a good recipe to experiment with, change around, have fun with.

slmraiders
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slmraiders

4/22/2008

I made this last night with some substitutions for my wife and daughter. We all thought it was a great meal. My wife loved the spicy kick while my daughter thought it was too spicy. She put some mild cheddar cheese on it to reduce the spiciness. It worked and she loved it. My wife put some "Red Hot Chile Lime Hot Sauce" on her serving. This added even more good flavor to the dish so I'd recommend that as well. Substitutions: 1) Marinated artichoke hearts with frozen artichoke hearts thawed in cold water. Chopped in food processor before adding to stew. 2)2 tbls of wine with 1/2 cup of wine as recommended by other reviewer. Great idea! 3)1 tsp of cumin with 1/2 tsp chili powder. We had no cumin but websites noted that chili powder has cumin as an ingredient and advised that we use half of the requested amount. Omitted: 1) Green Olives - Didn't have any available but would have been omitted anyway due to high sodium content. 2) Sumac Powder - This will be added to my grocery list so that I can experience how this powder actually impacts the dish. If you have kids, I would recommend reducing the red pepper flakes to 1/2 tsp instead of the 1 1/2 requested or just omit. You would then be able to put the amount of flakes you desire on your own serving without having to worry about the spiciness.

concretejungleprincess
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concretejungleprincess

1/21/2006

Wanted to make it again the next day. Can't get tilapia in Japan so had to substitute cod. 2 tbsp of wine?! No point in opening a bottle for that so I probably put in a good 1/2 cup plus! Made excellent lunch the next day, too.

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