Saturday, August 30, 2014

Easy Italian Style Halibut Stew Recipe

This easy Italian style halibut stew recipe is good for lunch or dinner. Italy has influences on its food and culture from the Greek, Roman, Arab and Norman civilizations. Each area of Italy has its own specializations and what distinguishes Italian food as a whole, is their preference for fresh, seasonal produce.

Seafood, legumes, olive oil, tomatoes and pasta are all important in Italian food. So are garlic, sausages, cheese, rice, chilies, onions, vegetables and mushrooms. This recipe gives a nice taste of Italy and only requires two types of seafood.
  • 2 pounds halibut-cut into pieces for the stew
  • 1 small tin tomato paste
  • 3 tbs garlic infused olive oil
  • 1 tbs butter
  • 6 fl ozs (150ml) white wine
  • 2 medium sized onions-finely chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper-chopped
  • 3 ribs(stalks) celery
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 ozs anchovies
  • 2 tbs balsamic vinegar
  •  ½ tsp basil
  • ½ tsp oregano
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  1. Heat the olive oil in a saucepan on low heat.
  2. Add the butter.
  3. Add the onion and bell pepper, sprinkling salt in the pot as you add them. Cook until the onions are clear.
  4. Add the sliced garlic and anchovies. Allow them to cook for a minute.
  5. Add the vinegar.
  6. Add the celery, oregano, basil and black pepper.
  7. Add the tomato paste, cover and allow it to simmer for fifteen minutes.
  8. Whenever it starts to get too thick, add some of the wine.
  9. Add the halibut.
  10. When the fish is cooked and the stew has the desired consistency, turn it off and serve hot, with garlic bread.

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