Italian Fish Stew Recipe

This hearty filling stew is great for family dinners.

Reserve this fish stew recipe for big family dinners: it’s hearty, filling, and delicious.

Italian Fish Stew Recipe

Lhas Alvarez
This hearty filling stew is great for family dinners.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Cuisine Others
Servings 4


Italian Fish Stew Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons white onions chopped
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Garlic chopped
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/3 Cup carrots diced
  • 1/3 Cup celery sliced
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1/3 Cup white wine (Optional)
  • 1 can whole tomatoes (use 800-gram can)
  • 1/2 kilo whole lapu-lapu filletted and cut into 2-inch pieces, head reserved
  • 1/2 Cup Potatoes diced
  • 1 can white beans (use 400-gram can), drained and rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons capers
  • 1/4 Cup black olives sliced
  • 1 1/2 fish bouillon cubes
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh oregano
  • 1 tablespoon fresh basil
  • chopped parsley to garnish


  • Heat oil in a pot over medium-high heat. Sauté onions, garlic, bay leaf, carrots, and celery for 1 minute.
  • Add tomato paste; sauté for 1 to 2 minutes. Pour in wine, if using, bring to a boil, then lower heat and simmer for 1 minute.
  • Add tomatoes and bring to a boil again. Simmer for 10 minutes. Add fish head, if desired, and potatoes. Simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Add fish fillets, white beans, capers, and olives; simmer for 5 minutes. Season stew with bouillon cubes, salt, and pepper.
  • Turn off heat and gently mix in fresh herbs. Garnish with parsley. Serve hot.
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