Italian fish stew

Italian fish stew

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Recipes for a Great Life
Serves
4
Photographer
Greg Elms

The key to this festive dish is the freshness of the fish. Serve it with steamed potatoes and a green salad.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
1kg mixed seafood, including a few raw prawns and a selection of fish, cleaned
10g dried porcini mushrooms, soaked in 1 cup cold water for 1 hour
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 small onion, finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon aniseed
1 garlic clove, crushed
1/4 cup parsley leaves, chopped, plus a few whole leaves to garnish
1/2 cup dry white wine
400g canned chopped tomatoes
or 4 tomatoes, diced
4 anchovy fillets
1 tablespoon pine nuts
salt
freshly ground black pepper

Method

  1. Shell the prawns, remove their heads and tails and carefully pull away the intestinal tracts. Remove the heads from the fish, snip off the fins and cut them into chunks through the bone.
  2. Drain the soaked porcini mushrooms and set them aside.
  3. Heat the oil in a large, non-stick saucepan over a medium heat. Add the chopped onion and aniseed and stir-fry for 3–4 minutes without browning. Stir in garlic, parsley, wine and tomatoes and simmer for about 5 minutes, stirring from time to time.
  4. Meanwhile, place the anchovy fillets, pine nuts and porcini mushrooms in a mortar and pound to a purée (or use a small food processor, if you have one). Add to the pan and simmer for a minute.
  5. Arrange the pieces of seafood neatly in the pan and season with salt and pepper. Shake the pan gently to ensure all the seafood is coated by the sauce, then cover with aluminium foil and a lid. Cook over a low–medium heat for about 10–15 minutes, or until the fish is tender and cooked through. Baste the fish once or twice during the cooking time.
  6. Sprinkle on the parsley leaves to garnish and serve at the table with steamed potatoes and salad.
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