Basque-Style Fisherman's Stew

READY IN: 1hr 10mins
Recipe by evelynathens

The Winning Recipe for 1998 in the San Francisco Chronicle, from Loretta Keller. All you need is some crusty bread to make a meal of this.

Top Review by duonyte

I thought this was quite good, not so popular with others, but that's how it goes. I used a mix of seafood (Trader Joe's seafood medley), red bell pepper and chicken broth instead of fish stock. I also added some dried thyme, as it seemed to need just a little something. Next time I will add the fresh tomaotes with the broth, as I thought it needed just a little more cooking. This was easy to make and did not call for anything exotic - basically things I tend to have around.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat the oil in a large heavy saucepan over medium heat. Add the onions. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until translucent but not colored, about 10 minutes.
  2. Add the potatoes, bell peppers and garlic. Cook, stirring for 10 minutes. Season lightly with salt.
  3. Add the fish stock and wine. Simmer until the potatoes are tender and the stew has thickened slightly, about 10 minutes.
  4. Add the tomatoes and simmer for 10 minutes.
  5. Add the tuna, pushing it down into the stew with a spoon. Cover, remove from heat and let stand until tuna is cooked to desired doneness, about 5 minutes for medium-rare. Season with salt and pepper. Ladle into bowls, sprinkle with parsley and serve.

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