Caldeirada estilo Nazaré

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Caldeirada estilo Nazaré
Caldeirada estilo Nazaré
Servings:Serves 4
Calories per serving:481
Ready in:1 hour 35 minutes
Prep. time:15 minutes
Cook time:1 hour 20 minutes
Difficulty:Average difficulty
Recipe author:JuliaBalbilla
First published:27th October 2012

This is a fish stew from Nazaré, a coastal town in the Leiria district of central Portugal.


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Mise en place

  • Preheat oven to 180° C (350° F - gas 4)


  1. Heat some olive oil and sauté the onions, garlic and peppers until they are soft.
  2. In the meantime, poach the fish in the stock for about 20 minutes.
  3. Add the wine to the onion mixture.
  4. When the wine has reduced by half, add the tomatoes, bay leaves, seasoning and saffron and simmer gently for about 10 minutes, adding the parsley for the last minute.
  5. Discarding the bay leaves, spread the tomato and onion mixture over the bottom of an oven proof dish.
  6. Remove the fish, cut into large pieces and place in the dish on top of the tomato mixture and pour most of the fish stock over the whole thing.
  7. Bake for about 30 minutes.
  8. Five minutes before you are ready to serve, cook the prawns in the remaining fish stock.

Serving suggestions

Serve with boiled potatoes and garnish with the prawns.


Any firm white fish can be used. Traditionally it would be a mixture of eel, skate, gurnet, cuttlefish and squid. However, you could also use halibut, hake, bream and mullet.

Chef's notes

This can also be cooked in a fish kettle on the stove, instead of being baked in the oven. In this case, cook for about 15 minutes over a low heat.

This recipe has also been used to create a very garlicky Captain's pie.

Recipe review

Woa - very garlicky!

4/5 A lovely 'fish pie', but quite heavy on the garlic. There's nothing to stop you using less though. Jerry, aka Chef (talk)

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