I was chatting on the phone with my mom the other day when she mentioned a delicious new recipe she had tried for fish stew. I knew I had to try it as I listened to her rattle off the ingredients. Here is the recipe I ended up with after some modifications.
1 large onion, chopped
2-4 garlic cloves, minced
2/3 cup fresh parsley, chopped
1 medium tomato, chopped
2 tsp of tomato paste
8 ounces of clam juice
2/3 cup dry white wine
1.5 to 2 pounds fish fillets (you can use halibut, cod, sole, red snapper or sea bass), cut into 2-inch pieces
1/2 cup water if you would like your stew more liquid
Touch of dry oregano, Tabasco sauce and thyme
Salt and pepper to taste
Heat olive oil in heavy large pot and add chopped onion and garlic and sauté 4 minutes. Add parsley and stir 2 minutes. Plop in your chopped tomato, tomato paste and cook 2-5 more minutes.
Add clam juice, dry white wine, and fish (I used halibut and really loved it) and simmer until fish is cooked through, less than 10 minutes. Top off with seasoning and any additional water if needed. I felt my stew needed a good cup of water to give it more liquids but maybe I had simply simmered the juices too long.
Salt and pepper to taste. I served this stew with roasted garlic bread at a dinner party. I will definitely be making it again!