Mediterranean fish stew with garlic toasts

Serve: 4


3 tbsp olive oil

1/2 large onion , sliced

1 garlic cloves , sliced

red chilli (as much as you like)

1 tbsp tomato purée

700g tomatoes , roughly chopped

100ml white wine

175ml fish stock

2 strips orange zest

500g skinless cod fillets, cut into large chunks

250g clams

200g large raw prawns

handful flat-leaf parsley , chopped

For the garlic toasts

1 large ciabatta loaf, cut into 1cm slices

5 tbsp olive oil

2 garlic cloves , halved


1. To make the garlic toasts, drizzle the bread with oil, then griddle or grill until golden all over. While the toasts are still hot, rub them with garlic and set aside.

2. Heat the oil in a wide, deep frying pan. Add the onion and cook over a gentle heat for 5 mins until softened. Stir through the garlic and chilli and cook a couple of mins more. Add the tomato purée and tomatoes. Turn up the heat and cook for 10-15 mins, stirring until the tomatoes are pulpy. Pour over the wine and cook for 10 mins more until most of it has boiled away.

3. Add the fish stock and orange zest and heat until gently simmering. Nestle the cod chunks into the liquid and cook for 5 mins. Add the clams and prawns and cook for 5 mins more until the fish is cooked through and the clams have opened (discard any that haven’t). Sprinkle the parsley over the stew and serve with the garlic toasts.