Fish stew

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I have patched this recipe together from various ones that are available on the net, adding my own bits and pieces. For a vegetarian version, leave away the fish and use a condiment such as maggi seasoning, marmite or miso paste.

5 shallots (or 2 medium onions)
3 cloves of garlic
tsp fennel seeds, 5 ground cloves, cayenne pepper and smoked paprika to taste
oil for frying
5 carrots
5 sticks of celery
1 big fennel bulb or 2 small ones
1 large carton or 1 bottle of passata (and/or tomato puree with water)
fish sauce or clam juice
optional: juniper berries
haddock (or other fish) and/or (large) prawns

Chop the shallots into strips, fry with sliced garlic, fennel seeds, cayenne pepper, cloves and smoked paprika. Add sliced carrots, celery and fennel and stir on low heat until partially cooked. Now add enough passata to cover the vegetables. Adjust thickness with more passata, water and/or tomato puree. Add juniper berries. When everything is cooked, add fish and/or prawns (vegetarians could used quorn or fried halloumi, but the stew is also nice by itself).

As with most stews, it tastes good on the day, but even better the next. I usually cook the veg base, then leave it until the next day and then add the fish/prawns.


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