Guiso de pescado (Fish stew)

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Guiso de pescado (Fish stew)
Guiso de pescado (Fish stew)
Servings:Serves 4
Calories per serving:434
Ready in:1 hour 15 minutes
Prep. time:30 minutes
Cook time:45 minutes
Difficulty:Average difficulty
Recipe author:JuliaBalbilla
First published:27th October 2012
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Oven baked)
The ingredients (for 2 people)

This fish stew from land-locked Paraguay is usually made with a fish called 'dorado' (dolphin fish) which is found in the great Paraguay River, but any firm-fleshed white fish will be fine.


Ingredients

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Mise en place

  • Preheat the oven to 200° C (400° F - gas 6), [fan oven 180° C & reduce cooking time by 10 mins per hour]

Method

  1. Season the fish steaks, place in a dish and pour the lemon juice over them.
  2. Allow to stand for an hour, turning occasionally.
  3. Fry the onions and garlic in a separate pan or a flame-proof casserole.
  4. Layer the fish steaks, onions, herbs and vegetables in the casserole and top with the sliced potatoes.
  5. Season and and add the wine and fish stock.
  6. Drizzle with a littleolive oil
  7. Bake for 40 minutes, finishing under a hot grill for the last 5 minutes to crisp the potatoes.
  8. Serve immediately.

Serving suggestions

This was a full meal and did not need any other accompaniment.

Chef's notes

Well this recipe turned out to be a bit of a trial. Following the original recipe, it was plain that there would not nearly enough liquid to cover the potatoes which meant that it could never be cooked on the hob. Adding more liquid to accommodate that would have turned it into soup. I decided to oven cook it, except the oven broke down when I tried to use it, so the half finished dish had to be refrigerated and begun again the next day. I decided to par boil the thinly sliced potatoes as I didn't want them to be undercooked. Eventually it was a fantastic tasting (and looking) meal, but probably not as originally intended - the benefit of testing recipes first!

The recipe above is my modified version, you can see the original by viewing the history tab above.

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