Portuguese-Style Fish Stew

Portuguese-Style Fish Stew

This dish was prepared for the subreddit, /r/52weeksofcooking, where the theme was "Portuguese". I have to be honest, I have never even thought of Portuguese food but my local fish market had a sale on some Halbut so I had to make this. While the timing was off due to the heat outside, I would totally make this again on a cool day.



  1. 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil , plus extra
  2. 2 Bay Leaves
  3. 2 teaspoons Paprika Smoked
  4. 1 White Onion
  5. 1 Green Bell Pepper
  6. 1 14.5 oz Tomatoes Diced cans
  7. 2 Cloves Garlic
  8. 1/4 Cup Cilantro Fresh
  9. to taste Kosher Salt ,
  10. to taste Black Pepper Freshly Ground ,
  11. 2 lbs Halibut
  12. 8 Bread Slices French


30 mins
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    Heat 2 tablespoons Olive Oil in a medium pot over medium-high heat.

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    Meanwhile, slice the Onion and Green Bell Pepper and chop the Garlic and Cilantro.

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    When the oil is hot, add the Bay Leaves and Paprika, stirring. Cook for 30 seconds.

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    Add the Onion, Green Bell Pepper, Tomatoes (with juice), Garlic, and 2 tablespoons of chopped Cilantro. Season with Kosher Salt and Black Pepper. Cover and cook until the vegetables are softened (about 10 minutes).

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    Meanwhile, skin and chop the Halibut into bite sized pieces. Season with Kosher Salt and Black Pepper.

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    Add 1 cup Water to the mixture and reduce the heat to medium-low.

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    Stir in the Halibut. Cover and simmer until the Halibut is cooked (about 5 minutes).

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    Divide the stew among bowls. Top each bowl with Cilantro and Olive Oil. Serve with Bread

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