Tomato-Saffron Fish Stew Recipe

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Tomato-Saffron Fish Stew
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  1. Slice a piece of orange peel about 1 inch (2.5 cm) wide and the length of one side of an orange. Briefly whirl tomatoes and juice in a food processor or blender, just until broken up, but not puréed.
  2. In a large saucepan or soup pot, stir tomatoes with 4 cups (1 L) water, bay leaf, peel strip and saffron. Place over medium-high heat. Stir in garlic, thyme, fennel, salt, celery salt and black pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer uncovered 15 minutes, stirring occasionally to develop flavor.
  3. In a measuring cup, stir flour with 1/3 cup (75 mL) cold water until no lumps remain. After tomato mixture has simmered 15 minutes, slowly add to flour and water mixture while stirring constantly. Continue simmering, uncovered and stirring often, until mixture has thickened and no taste of flour remains, from 10 to 15 minutes.
  4. Taste, and add salt and pepper, if needed. Broth will have a very strong taste, which mellows when seafood is added. If making ahead, remove from heat at this point and refrigerate. Covered, broth will keep well for 3 days.
  5. Meanwhile, removing any bones or shells (but not from mussels or clams), cut fish or seafood into bite-size chunks.
  6. When ready to serve, remove bay leaf and orange peel from broth. If using clams, stir into hot stew and simmer 10 minutes before adding remaining fish and seafood. Stir fish, seafood, including any mussels and parsley, into simmering stew.
  7. Simmer, covered and stirring often, until clam or mussel shells have opened, about 8 minutes. Sprinkle with more chopped fresh parsley. Serve with a crisp baguette or sourdough bread to dip into the broth.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 300.35 Kcal (1258 kJ)
Calories from fat 79.2 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8.8g 14%
Cholesterol 83.9mg 28%
Sodium 1014.4mg 42%
Potassium 864.6mg 18%
Total Carbs 27.61g 9%
Sugars 5.97g 24%
Dietary Fiber 2.47g 10%
Protein 26.58g 53%
Vitamin C 37.7mg 63%
Iron 3.7mg 20%
Calcium 86mg 9%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 57.25 Kcal (240 kJ)
Calories from fat 15.1 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1.68g 14%
Cholesterol 15.99mg 28%
Sodium 193.35mg 42%
Potassium 164.8mg 18%
Total Carbs 5.26g 9%
Sugars 1.14g 24%
Dietary Fiber 0.47g 10%
Protein 5.07g 53%
Vitamin C 7.2mg 63%
Iron 0.7mg 20%
Calcium 16.4mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 6.2
  • 7

Good Points

  • low fat,
  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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