Fish and chorizo soup/stew

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Serves: 4

By UneSourisVerte

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  • 1 pinch salt and pepper

  • 2 onion chopped finely

  • 1 tbsp olive oil

  • 2 tins chopped tomato

  • 2 sticks celery chopped finely

  • 2 cloves garlic chopped finely

  • 200g chorizo diced

  • 1/2 tsp fennel seeds (optional)

  • 750g mixed fish chunks

  • 100ml white wine (optional)

  • 1 pinch parsley

  • 200g squid, cuttlefish or raw prawns sliced (optional)


<ol> <li>Heat the oil in a large saucepan or casserole over a medium-low heat. Add the fennel seeds, if using, and cook for a minute or two.</li> <li>Add the chorizo and fry for a few minutes until the red fat starts to run.</li> <li>Add the garlic, onion and celery and cook gently, stirring often, until the onion is soft (about 10-15 minutes).</li> <li>Add the wine if using and cook until it has nearly all evaporated.</li> <li>Add the tomatoes and their juice, season and bring to a simmer. Simmer for about 30 minutes, stirring often. At this point, adjust the consistency by adding water if you prefer it more soupy. Taste and adjust the seasoning.</li> <li>Add the fish and squid/cuttlefish/prawns, if using, turn gently in the simmering sauce, cover and cook for another 5 minutes or so, until the fish is just cooked.</li> <li>Scatter parsley and/or fennel, if using, before serving.</li> </ol>

Handy Hint

<p>Supermarket packets of fish pie mix are ideal for this recipe. <br />Can be left at the stage before adding the fish and frozen or chilled for use later. Just bring it back to a simmer before adding the fish.</p>

Additional Information

  • Egg Free

  • Nut Free

  • Dairy Free

  • Gluten Free

  • Main Course

  • Fish

  • Low fat

  • Low carb

  • Make Ahead

  • Can Freeze

  • stew

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  • GreenMouse 21/12/13 18:24

    There is a mistake in the recipe: it's not worcestershire sauce it's white wine! Don't try and make it with worcestershire sauce...

  • GreenMouse 02/12/13 19:23

    There's a mistake in that recipe, it's white wine not worcestershire sauce!

  • peanutbutterandbanana 12/11/13 19:16

    I cooked this yesterday. It was divine! And so easy too. I also cooked up enough rice for the family and tipped cooked rice into the finished 'soup'. Yum. I took some to work today and heated it up in the microwave. Will make this again.

  • Frenchfemme 24/10/13 18:45

    Lovely recipe. I did it with cod pieces, squid and prawns. I used Herbes de Provence instead of fennel seeds, and lemon juice instead of wine as I decided to make this at the last minute from the freezer. Will make again!

  • UneSourisVerte 10/09/13 18:02

    Really easy to make and delicious. Even better with rouille (a garlicy mayonnaise) and croutons (no croutons if you are low carbing though!)