Italian fish stew – slow cooker recipe

Italian fish stewThis is a first for me, cooking fish in the slow cooker and I am pleased to report it worked exceptionally well. I was inspired by Mediocre Mum who last week did Chorizo, new potato and haddock and I took up the challenge to see if I could create one of our favourite recipes without having to slave over a hot stove all afternoon.

It worked and here is your slow cooker recipe for the best fish stew recipe I know

Italian Fish stew

Ingredients
2tbsps olive oil
100g smoked pancetta or diced lardons
3 cloves of gralic crushed
1 tsp chilli powder (more if you like a kick)
1 tin of chopped tomatoes
200g white fish – I added two pieces of salmon to my stew as well, I removed the scaly skin first though ;)
1 bag of frozen mixed seafood
1 x 200g pack of jumbo prawns
200ml white wine
2tbsps fresh torn basil leaves
salt and pepper to season
I had about 200g of fresh home grown tomatoes from the garden which I threw in too

Defrost any frozen fish before starting this recipe

frozen seafood mix

Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a frying pan and fry off the pancetta to colour, add the chopped garlic to soften. Add the tin of chopped tomatoes and chilli powder and heat through for a few minutes before adding to the slow cooker set on low.

Heat the remaining oil in the frying pan and fry the fish off for about 1 minute on each side. Add to the slow cooker.

Pour in the white wine, add the defrosted seafood and prawns, add most of the basil holding back a little for decoration and season well. I added my home grown tomatoes chopped up too

home grown tomatoes

Cook for 2 hours on high setting or 4 hours on low

Italian fish stew in slow cooker

Serve in bowls with a basil leaf with crusty bread to accompany and mop up

Italian fish stew

Tips

Not over spicy, in fact next time I might add a bit more to it as I like a kick to my fish stew

This is my recipe for this week’s Slow Cooker Sunday run by the lovely Mediocre Mum – click on the badge below to be tele-transported over to a fabulous weekly collection of recipes

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4 Comments

  1. I really should get myself a slow cooker, it would be well used in my house. This recipe looks delicious x

    Reply
  2. the soup looks good! we have something similar in Romania but i never fancy it. looking at yours something tells me i should give it a try again.

    Reply
    • I need to do this one again and take a better photo now I’ve learnt a little bit – buon appetito!

      Reply

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