Here’s another really easy weeknight dish; we based the recipe on one found in Fresh Spanish. Traditionally, this stew is made with tuna, but any firm-fleshed fish will work. We used mahi-mahi and were very pleased with the results.
This cold weather certainly gets me in the mood for it…Â
What fish is this?Â
Mahi-mahi, but the original recipe used tuna…Â
Mmmm, it’s good.Â
Capers rule. They’re like little bursts of salt.Â
So’s the salt.Â
Okay, tonight you earn the sigh…
Fish and Potato Stew
12 oz mahi-mahi (or any firm-fleshed fish), cut into large bite-sized pieces
1 1/2 tbsp olive oil
red onion, halved and thinly sliced
4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
3 small roma tomatoes, skinned, seeded, and chopped
1 bay leaf
1/2 red bell pepper, cored, seeded, and diced
1/2 tbsp mild paprika
3/4 lb potatoes, peeled and cut into large bite-sized pieces
salt and fresh ground black pepper
Arrange the fish in a shallow bowl and salt and pepper to taste. Cover and set aside.
Heat the oil in a medium-sized saucepan, add the onion and garlic, and cook over medium heat until softened. Add the tomatoes, bay leaf, bell pepper, paprika, and potatoes, and stir to mix well. Add just enough water to cover and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 25 minutes until the potatoes are tender. Add in the fish, return to a boil, and cook for an additional 4 minutes. Serve ladled into bowls and garnish with parsley and capers.