Fish Creole

Recipe courtesy of Susan GuilloryTomatos with olive oil

Makes 4 cups

Serve this fish stew over brown rice.

  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • ½ sweet green pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 stalk celery, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup chopped parsley
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 16-ounce can tomato puree
  • ½ to 1 cup water or fish stock
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 pound non-oily white fleshed fish scraps (monkfish is nice), cut into large bite-size chunks
  • Hot pepper sauce
  • Cayenne pepper

Heat the oil in a large pot, and sauté the onions, sweet green peppers, celery, parsley, and garlic until wilted and cooked through, about 10 minutes.

Add the tomato puree, ½ cup water or stock, and the bay leaves. Simmer for 20 minutes, add the fish and remaining water or stock, if necessary, and cook for 15 minutes longer, or until the fish flakes when tested with a fork.

Add hot pepper sauce and cayenne to taste.

Nutritional information per 1 cup serving:

Calories: 260 ⁄ Protein: 17 g ⁄ Carbohydrate: 16 g ⁄ Fiber: 3 g ⁄ Sodium: 480 mg
Saturated fat: 2 g ⁄ Polyunsaturated fat: 2 g ⁄ Monounsaturated fat: 10 g
Trans fat: 0 g ⁄ Cholesterol: 25 mg

Susan Marie Guillory was the co-founder of Bread & Circus, a pioneering natural foods supermarket.  An authentic Cajun from Louisiana, Susan studied cooking in France, Japan, and China. She was co-chair of the Harvard School of Public Health Nutrition Round Table for 5 years, and she now serves on the Round Table steering committee.

Copyright © Susan Guillory

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