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Rainy Day Fish Stew


  • 6 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small onion (chopped)
  • 23 garlic cloves (chopped)
  • 1 medium tomato (chopped)
  • 2 teaspoons tomato paste
  • 8 ounces clam juice (this is the secret weapon)
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1 lb. fresh halibut fillets (or red snapper, sole, or sea bass, cut in 2-inch pieces)
  • 1/4 cup parsley (chopped)
  • 1/4 teaspoon each of dry oregeno (thyme, and pepper)
  • A dash of Tabasco (use as much or as little as you like)
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Heat olive oil in a heavy large pot over medium-high heat. Add onions and saute for a few minutes until translucent.
  2. Add garlic and cook 1 more minute. Add tomato and tomato paste, and cook on medium-low heat for about 10 minutes.
  3. Add clam juice, white wine, and fish and simmer about 10 more minutes or until fish is cooked through. Add parsley, dried seasonings, and Tobasco.
  4. Serve right away with hot crusty bread for dipping!


Adapted from Simply Recipes