Sicilian Fish Stew
In Sicily, fish is combined with tomatoes and favorite local ingredients to create a simple stew. Although easy to prepare, this recipe requires a balancing act.
Why This Recipe Works
We wanted to find the right combination of tomatoes and fish stock for our Sicilian fish stew recipe. Tasters found the mild flavor of snapper lost amidst the bold flavors of the stew, but thought that the flavors of the swordfish and tuna were well suited to the dish. Most every recipe we ran across for this dish called for canned tomato and fish stock. Ideally, we wanted the briny taste of the sea offset by the sweetness and acidity of tomatoes—using 3 parts canned diced tomatoes to 2 parts fish stock gave us what we were looking for in our best Sicilian fish stew recipe.