Last night for dinner my Auntie Carol cooked her recipe of fish stew. She first cooked this dish for me back in March, and I loved it, but unfortunately at the time I didn’t get the recipe down or photo’s. So last night I made sure I didn’t miss out on the opportunity to snap it as it is yummy!! She made it using all of the vegetables from the garden too which made it extra special 🙂
The stew reminds me of a family favourite and a dish I loved as kid; this was called Fish Molee. My Nana would make it with her homemade Indian breads… as you didn’t eat it with rice but hands and bread dipped right in!! This stew of my Aunts has a similar taste but uses tomatoes in rather than just the coconut and it really works. I will make the Fish Molee for my Blog at some point, just because I haven’t cooked it for so long. But for now I’ll leave you with this as its just as good!!!
(The photo below is the stew she made back in March)
Recipe: (serves 4…but us greedy 3 ate the lot)
2 Small Onions sliced (she used red from the garden but one large white onion is fine)
4 Small Tomatoes
1/ 2 Red Pepper diced
1/2 Butternut Squash chunks
1 Sweet Potato chunks
3 Garlic Cloves grated
2″ Ginger grated
1 Red Chilli chopped (she used extra flakes later to make it more spicy this is up to you and your spice tolerance 😉 )
1 tbsp Jeera (cumin powder)
1/2 tsp Turmeric
1 tsp Paprika
3 Bay leaves
2″ Creamed Coconut Block chunk
2 tbsp Oil (she used sunflower)
2 tsp Brown Sugar
1 Fish Stock Cube
Handful Flat Leaf Parsley
500g White Fish (she used filetes de merluza, but you can use cod)
Large cooked shell on Prawns (enough for about 4 per person)
Heat the oil in a deep pan. Add in the onions and soften on a medium heat.
Then add in the red pepper, garlic, ginger and chilli and cook for 3 minutes.
Whilst this is cooking dice the tomatoes and sprinkle over the sugar, set aside.
Add the spices, bay leaves and stock cube to the onions in the pan, stir for 2 minutes then add in the tomatoes and sugar. Let this cook for a few minutes then add the coconut chunks and 100ml water. Stir well and let the coconut melt.
Add in the butternut squash and the potatoes and pour in just enough water to cover the vegetables. Let this simmer on low until they are soft and cooked.
Season with salt and pepper, then taste. This is where my Aunt added more chilli.
Once the vegetables are cooked add in chunks of the fish (skin on)…
Careful when stirring the dish as you do not want the fish to break up.
Once the fish is cooked add in the prawns, just to warm them through.
Once the prawns are warmed through its ready to serve. serve straight from the pan with chunky bread and a sprinkle of fresh parsley…
Very tasty, thanks Auntie Carol it was deeeeeeeeelish ❤ ❤ ❤