Fish Stew with Rouille

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  Fish Stew with Rouille

 Any leftover rouille will keep well in the fridge for a couple of days.  You could also serve it with the Fish Burgers or Crispy Baked Hake 

Fish Stew

Serves 6 

Cooking time:


  • 500g whiting, skinned, boned and cut into 2½cm chunks
  • 18 mussels, cleaned and beards removed
  • 18 raw, peeled prawns, veins removed
  • 2 tablesp. olive oil
  • 4 tomatoes, roughly chopped
  • 1 onion, finely diced
  • 1 stick of celery, finely diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and chopped
  • 1 tablesp. tomato purée
  • 120ml white wine
  • 600ml water
  • 1 bouquet garni (bay leaf, fennel and thyme)
  • ½ teasp. saffron or saffron strands
  • 300g potatoes, peeled and cut into small cubes
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

For the rouille

  • 25g stale bread, soaked in 2 tablesp. water
  • 3 cloves of garlic, peeled and chopped
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 tablesp. harissa or chilli paste
  • Squeeze of lemon juice
  • 200ml olive oil
    • To Serve:

      • Toasted slices of bread
      • Chopped parsley

      To Cook

      Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large sauce pan over a medium heat. Add the tomatoes, onion, celery and garlic and cook 1-2 minutes. Then stir in the tomato purée, wine, water, the bouquet garni and saffron. Bring to a simmer and allow to cook for 10 minutes. Add the cubed potatoes and cook for another 10 minutes.

      Then add the whiting, mussels and prawns. Cover the pan and simmer very gently for 10 minutes. Taste and season with a little salt and black pepper.

      Meanwhile make the rouille: Put all the ingredients except the oil in a food processor and whiz. Then, slowly pour in the oil until you have the consistency of mayonnaise. Taste and season.

      Serving Suggestions

      Serve the stew topped with thin slices of toasted bread with a spoonful of rouille on top. Sprinkle over some chopped parsley.

      Nutritional Analysis per Serving

      Protein: 26g 

      Carbohydrates: 35g 

      Fat: 23mg 

      Iron: 2.1mg 

      Energy: 477kcal