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)


  1. 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.
  2. Add the chorizo and fry for a few minutes until the red fat starts to run.
  3. Add the garlic, onion and celery and cook gently, stirring often, until the onion is soft (about 10-15 minutes).
  4. Add the wine if using and cook until it has nearly all evaporated.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Scatter parsley and/or fennel, if using, before serving.

Handy Hint

Supermarket packets of fish pie mix are ideal for this recipe.
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.

Additional Information

  • stew

  • Make Ahead

  • Can Freeze

  • Fish

  • Main Course

  • Nut Free

  • Low fat

  • Low carb

  • Gluten Free

  • Egg Free

  • Dairy Free

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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!)