Recipe #56 – Quick fish stew & bruschetta


Quick fish stew & bruschetta

Another pleasant surprise! Seriously, these fish dishes (for the most part) have been fantastic.

Again this dish saw me back at the friendly ‘little fisherman’, and in keeping with cooking with local, sustainable fish I swapped out Jamie’s suggestion of red mullet and sea bass with gurnard and yellow tail.

Gurnard was a new experience for me and pleasant one at that. It is often referred to as the ‘poor man’s sole’, but falls somewhere between monkfish in texture and sole in taste to my palette, making it the perfect base for this dish.

The stew is made with a tomato base and additional herbs and spices: both fresh fennel and fennel seeds, garlic and of course one of Jamie’s favourites, red chilli and lemons, served atop two toasted bruschettas, which in turn is served with a dollop of freshly made ‘aioli’ mayonnaise and scattered with rough chopped fresh sweet basil.

Another remarkable dish and one I could quite easily cook again… and will… soon! If your fish and mussels are pre-prepped this dish is 20 minute worthy, though allow yourself a bit more time if you have to clean and prep your seafood.

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5 Comments to

“Recipe #56 – Quick fish stew & bruschetta”

  1. Avatar November 27th, 2010 at 11:55 PM Colleen Says:

    Looks stunning Matt, well done. Gurnard is a favorite fish of mine. Really enjoy it. Great choice. Have a wonderful weekend xx

  2. Avatar March 10th, 2011 at 6:13 PM RealMommyChron Says:

    Came across your site because I, too made this meal and blogged about it (although I don’t have an actual ‘food blog’ per se). Yours looks beautiful!

    I swapped, too. Arctic char. Delicious.

    Your site is beautiful, by the way! I look forward to checking it out before deciding which of Jamie’s iphone app recipes to try!

  3. Avatar March 10th, 2011 at 8:48 PM Matt Allison Says:

    Hi Annie,

    Thanks for stopping by and for the kind words on the site, I became a food blogger by accident, it came with the new found title of ‘parent’.

    Feel free to check out the other recipes, all 60 from Jamie’s ’20 minute meals’ are here with my thoughts and note and several from the latest Jamie’s ‘Recipes’.



  4. Avatar April 14th, 2012 at 11:47 PM Jamie Oliver’s Quick Fish Stew – Narrative Light Says:

    […] to his iPad a few weeks ago and finally got around to cooking up one of the recipes last night. The Quick Fish Stew & Bruschetta, which the food blog I’m No Jamie Oliver has also covered,¬†wasn’t slowed down much by […]

  5. Avatar March 30th, 2013 at 12:59 PM Sandie Says:

    Really annoyed – this recipe fish stew with bruschetta was on my Ap and I have cooked it a few times. It’s fantastic. Planned to cook tonight for friends only to find I now have to subscribe to monthly fee to get this recipe back. Don’t mind subscribing to new stuff but already bought this when I first got app. Not impressed Mr Oliver!!!
    Now have to spend time looking for something else

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