Saturday, July 16, 2011

Fisherman's Stew

Hi All, I hope you are having a great weekend!  I am making Fisherman's Stew today.  My mom used to make this when I was a kid, and I loved it.  Here is the recipe.

2 slices bacon, cut into 2 inch pieces.  Can substitute 1 tablespoon olive oil.
1 large onion, chopped
2 large, thin-skinned potatoes, diced
1 large can (28oz) chopped tomatoes
1 cup white wine
1 tablespoon Worcestershire
4 whole bay leaves
2 or 3 whole cloves garlic, minced or pressed
1/2 to 1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
2 pounds cod, cut into 2 inch pieces

In a 4 or 5 quart pan, fry bacon over medium heat until browned (or heat oil); add onion and potatoes to bacon and drippings and cook, stirring, for about 10 minutes, or until onion is limp.  Add tomatoes and their liquid, wine, Worcestershire, bay leaves, garlic, salt and pepper; cover and simmer about 30 minutes, or until potatoes are tender.

Add fish, stirring gently to mix; cover and continue cooking for about 5 minutes or just until fish flakes easily.


  1. Sounds absolutely delicious. I'm sure I could never have the desire to be a vegetarian but could be a fish only eater ( is that pescatarian?) as I adore all seafood and never get bored of it..this sounds too lovely for words

  2. I know that my picky husband and kids wouldn't like this stew, but it sounds delicious to me! It reminds me of something my dad has started making in the last couple years, but he uses shrimp instead of cod.