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Saffron Fish Stew with White Beans

已有 3214 次阅读 2012-4-19 04:30 |个人分类:Simple Cooking|系统分类:生活其它| white, fish, Stew, Saffron, Beans

Background info:

My friend Yanli gave me this recipe last Christmas, as well as a jar of saffron. I cooked it with John S., a friend and much more confident cook than I. We all loved it, with some rice in the stew.

I didn't dare to cook it without John, because I was afraid it won't come out the same (great taste). We had a get-together yesterday, and repeated it with twice the ingredients. We each had a second serving, and John asked for this recipe.

Hope you will give it a try, too.

Saffron Fish Stew with White Beans




·  1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

·  1 cup prechopped onion

·  1 teaspoon ground fennel

·  1/2 teaspoon ground coriander

·  2 garlic cloves, crushed

·  1 thyme sprig

·  1/2 teaspoon grated fresh orange rind [Note: No need, if you don’t like it, or don’t want to be bothered.]

·  1/4 teaspoon saffron threads, crushed

·  1 1/2 cups water

·  1 1/2 cups clam juice [Note: It’s not needed.]

·  1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained

·  1/8 teaspoon salt [Note: Wait until the last minute, before serving, to decide if salt is needed.]

·  1 pound flounder fillet, cut into (2-inch) pieces [Note: Do season it with cooking wine and salt before hand, say for 1-2 hours. This is a key step, or the fish may have little taste. I used true cod, and other mild-flavored fish.]

·  1 (14-ounce) can great Northern beans, rinsed and drained [Note: Other white beans with thin skin would be fine, too.]

·  Fresh thyme leaves


  1. Heat oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat.
  2. Add onion, fennel, coriander, garlic, and thyme sprig; sauté 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in rind and saffron; add water, clam juice, and tomatoes. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer for 5 minutes.  [Note: You may want to simmer for more than 5 minutes, say 15-20 mins.]
  4. Stir in salt, fish, and beans; cook 5 minutes.
  5. Top with thyme leaves.



It tastes much better than it looks. Trust me on this.

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