The weather is definitely on turn…Reuben and I went for a walk in the dunes this morning and for all my lamenting of the end of summer, I’ll be honest, it was lovely to get wrapped up a bit and feel the chill in the air. And the other wonderful thing about Autumn other than layering? Yummy, warming Autumnal food! Today I’m going to share with you a gorgeous recipe that is not only healthy but should really warm even the coldest of cockles, my Warming Fish Stew…
Warming Fish Stew – Serves 2 – 3
The exciting thing about this recipe for me is the addition of potatoes. During the week I tend to avoid as many carbs as possible, especially at dinner time, but it’s quite frankly a miserable existence. So I’ve decided to try a new approach to eating…eating what I fancy but, crucially, stopping eating when I’m full. Novel, I know, but it’s actually harder than you think! Anyway, so far so good.
This recipe is inspired by a recipe in the Clean and Lean Cookbook by James Duigan.
Ingredients for the Marinade
- 200g white fish per person (I’ve used haddock here)
- Juice of 1 lime
- 3 cloves of garlic (or more if you like!)
- flat leaf parsley
- salt and pepper
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1tsp cinnamon
- 2 to 3 tbsp olive oil
Ingredients for the Stew
- 400g new potatoes (peeled and sliced)
- 2 red peppers (cut into strips)
- 2 to 3 tomatoes (cut into quarters)
- green olives
- 1 tbsp olive oil
1. First make the marinade by chopping up your herbs and either slicing or mincing the garlic. Combining all the ingredients in a bowl and stir.
2. Cut the fish into equal sized pieces, mix into the marinade, cover with cling film and leave in the fridge for an hour (or longer)
3. Heat the oil in the pan and add the potatoes
4. Add the fish, all the marinade, the red peppers and a glass of water – simmer with the lid on for 10 minutes (or until the potatoes are almost tender)
5. Add the tomatoes and olives, simmer with the lid on for a further 10 minutes then serve!
Healthy and incredibly satisfying. You really can’t go wrong after a long walk through the mist and the dunes!
What do you think of this fish stew? What warming foods are you looking forward to eating as the weather changes?
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