Basque-style fisherman's stew

Yield: 6 Servings

Measure Ingredient
2 tablespoons Extra virgin olive oil
2 Onions; finely diced
3 Russet potatoes; peeled and cut into 2-inch cubes
2 Green bell peppers; cored and chopped
2 Garlic cloves
Salt; to taste
8 cups Fish stock OR bottled clam juice
1 cup Dry white wine
6 ounces Peeled tomatoes; seeded & diced (OR 3/4 cup recipe ready tomatoes)
2 pounds Fatty fresh tuna (preferably from the belly); cut in large pieces
Freshly ground pepper; to taste
Chopped Italian parsley

Heat the oil in a large heavy saucepan over medium heat. Add the onions.

Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until translucent but not colored, about 10 minutes.

Add the potatoes, bell peppers and garlic. Cook, stirring for 10 minutes.

Season lightly with salt.

Add the fish stock and wine. Simmer until the potatoes are tender and the stew has thickened slightly, about 10 minutes.

Add the tomatoes and simmer for 10 minutes.

Add the tuna, pushing it down into the stew with a spoon. Cover, remove from heat and let stand until tuna is cooked to desired doneness, about 5 minutes for medium- rare. Season with salt and pepper.

Ladle into bowls, sprinkle with parsley and serve. Serves 6.

PER SERVING: 330 calories, 42 g protein, 25 g carbohydrate, 6 g fat (1 g saturated), 68 mg cholesterol, 67 mg sodium, 2 g fiber.

Recipes from Article, "Rainy-Night Suppers: Ten top chefs create sunny Mediterranean dishes..." by Robin Davis, Chronicle Staff Writer, Wednesday, February 18, 1998 (C) 1998 San Francisco Chronicle. URL: Notes: Loretta Keller of Bizou likes to prepare this rustic stew on dark and stormy nights. It's easy to put together and all you need to accompany it is hearty country-style bread.

Recipe by: Loretta Keller, Bizou, San Fran (1998) Posted to MC-Recipe Digest by KitPATh <phannema@...> on Feb 18, 1998

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