Chefs' Recipes

Brodetto di pesce

Australian Gourmet Traveller recipe for Italian fish stew from A Tavola restaurant in Bondi.
Brodetto di pesce

Brodetto di pesce

John Paul Urizar
4
30M
50M
1H 20M

“I have long been searching for a great brodetto or fish stew and now I’ve found it in Bondi. Would you please request the recipe from A Tavola?”

Frank Cancian, Norwood, SA

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Ingredients

Method

Main

1.Heat oil in a saucepan over medium heat, add fennel, garlic and spices and sauté until garlic starts to colour (2-3 minutes). Increase heat to high, add mussels and vongole and shake pan until they start to open (1-2 minutes). Add vermouth and stir occasionally until all open (3-4 minutes). Remove shellfish and fennel and set aside. Add stock, tomatoes and bay leaf to pan, bring to the simmer, reduce heat to medium-high and simmer until reduced by half and a thin-soup consistency (25-35 minutes). Blend with a stick bender, strain through a sieve into a clean pan.
2.Bring soup to the simmer over medium heat, add fish and poach (1-2 minutes). Stir in scampi, mussels, vongole and fennel and cook for 5-7 minutes, then remove from heat, cover and stand for 5 minutes to allow flavours to develop. Season to taste and serve scattered with basil, drizzled with oil and with crusty bread.

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