Whiting stew with amaranth

Whiting stew with amaranth
  • 0:10 Prep
  • 0:30 Cook
  • 4 Servings
  • Capable cooks

This delicious fish stew makes a hearty, healthy midweek main.

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Winter recipes, Fish recipes


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 brown onion, finely chopped
  • 1 red capsicum, thinly sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups amaranth (see notes)
  • 2 cups salt-reduced fish stock
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 200g baby roma tomatoes
  • 600g whiting, skinned, cut into 4cm pieces
  • Oregano leaves, to serve (optional)


  • Step 1
    Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Cook onion, capsicum and garlic, stirring, for 5 minutes or until tender.
  • Step 2
    Stir in amaranth. Add stock and oregano. Bring to the boil. Season. Cover and reduce heat to medium-low. Cook for 10 minutes.
  • Step 3
    Add tomatoes and cook for another 10 minutes. Add fish and cook for another 3 minutes or until fish is white and just cooked (add a little boiling water if you prefer a creamier texture).
  • Step 4
    Serve sprinkled with oregano leaves.


Amaranth is a gluten-free grain high in iron. You can find it in health food stores.

  • Author: Lucy Nunes
  • Image credit: Guy Bailey
  • Publication: Taste.com.au

Source: taste.com.au


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