Portuguese Fish Stew

Portuguese Fish Stew

Portuguese Fish Stew

This recipe is for my best friend in the whole world whose family came from Portugal. The Portuguese are great lovers of fish have created simple but delicious seafood recipes over many years. I think you will like this version of Portuguese Fish Stew.

INGREDIENTS

1 Pound Salt Cod

1 Cup Olive Oil

2 Large Chopped Onions

3 Chopped Garlic Cloves

3 Medium Peeled & Diced Potatoes

1 Medium Peeled & Diced Carrot

5 Peeled, Seeded & Sliced Tomatoes

½ Cup Chopped Parsley

1 Cup White Wine

½ Teaspoon Freshly Ground Pepper

1 Teaspoon Dried Thyme

¼ Teaspoon Kosher Salt

Soak the cod in water for 24 hours. Change the water two or three times. Drain the cod and cut in 2 inch rectangles. In a medium cooking pot place the cut cod and bring 6 cups of water to a boil. Turn the heat to medium low and simmer for 15 minutes. Drain the cod and remove the skin and any small bones. Break the fish into flakes and set aside. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over a medium high heat. When the skillet is hot stir in the chopped onions, carrot, garlic and potatoes. Cook for 3 minutes until the onions are translucent. Add the cod, tomatoes, parsley and wine. Season with the thyme, pepper and salt. Cover the skillet and simmer on a low heat for 2 ½ hours. The fish should be extremely tender. Serves 4

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