These Quick, easy, and absolutely delicious fish stew are made with Fresh fish fillets cooked in a stew with onions, garlic, parsley, tomato, clam juice and white wine.
For a variation, add 1/2 pound of shrimp, mussels, clams, and/or scallops to the stew. If adding shellfish, add them a couple minutes before the fish; they need more time to cook and open.
6 Tbsp olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped (about 1 1/2 cups)
3 large garlic cloves, minced
2/3 cup fresh parsley, chopped
1 1/2 cups of fresh chopped tomato (about 1 medium sized tomato) OR 1 14-ounce can of whole or crushed tomatoes with their juices
2 teaspoons tomato paste (optional)
8 oz of clam juice (or shellfish stock)
1/2 cup dry white wine (like Sauvignon blanc)
1 1/2 lb fish fillets (use a firm white fish such as halibut, cod, red snapper, or sea bass), cut into 2-inch pieces
Pinch of dry oregano
Pinch of dry thyme
1/8 teaspoon Tabasco sauce (or more to taste)
Freshly ground black pepper to taste
Salt to taste
Heat olive oil in a large thick-bottomed pot over medium-high heat. Add onion and sauté 4 minutes, add the garlic and cook a minute more. Add parsley and stir 2 minutes. Add tomato and tomato paste, and gently cook for 10 minutes or so.
Add clam juice, dry white wine, and fish. Bring to a simmer and simmer until the fish is cooked through and easily flakes apart, about 3 to 5 minutes. Add seasoning. Salt to taste. Ladle into bowls and serve.