Portuguese-Style Fish Stew
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Fish, fresh veggies in a tomato broth make this soup simply divine.
Recipe type: Seafood
Cuisine: Seafood
Serves: 6
  • 4 Tb. olive oil
  • 2 yellow onions, chopped
  • 1 celery rib, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 2 bay leaves
  • ½ lb. chorico or linguica, skin removed, broken into chunks
  • 1 large white potato (skin on), small cubes
  • 1 large sweet potato (skin on), small cubes
  • 3 quarts chicken stock
  • 4 c. fresh kale, chopped
  • ½ of a 28 oz. can whole plum tomatoes, slightly mashed (use more if you like more tomatoes)
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • ½ tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ lb. semi-firm/sturdy fish (I used Amberjack), 1-2" chunks
Rosemary-Garlic Croutons:
  • 2 Tb. olive oil
  • 1 Tb. unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 Tb. fresh rosemary, minced
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • ½ tsp. paprika
  • ½ tsp. kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 slices day-old, thick, crusty bread (about 3 c.), cut into 1” chunks
For the Soup:
  1. In a large soup pot, heat olive oil on medium/high.
  2. Add onions, garlic, celery, thyme, bay leaves and chorico (or linguica). Mix to combine, allowing the sausage and oils to coat the ingredients.
  3. After about 2 minutes, reduce heat to medium.
  4. Add potatoes and cook a few minutes until they’re slightly soft and well-combined.
  5. Add stock, kale, tomatoes, salt and pepper. Reduce heat to low.
  6. Simmer until potatoes are cooked (about 10 minutes), then add fish and lightly combine.
  7. Gently simmer a few more minutes.
  8. Check for seasoning (add more salt & pepper, if needed) then serve.
For the Croutons:
  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine olive oil, butter and spices.
  3. Add bread chunks and mix to coat thoroughly. If they seem too dry (depends on your bread), add a bit more olive oil.
  4. Spread onto a baking sheet and bake about 10 minutes -- check periodically to ensure they don’t burn!
  5. Remove from oven and allow to cool on baking sheet before sprinkling on soup.
Recipe by My Delicious Blog at https://www.mydeliciousblog.com/portuguese-style-fish-stew/