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Potatoes and a mix of fresh chile peppers--cayenne pepper, red and green bell peppers, and hot chile peppers such as serrano or jalapeno--add heft and fiery spice to this heady fish stew that features tuna (or bonito). Smoked paprika (pimenton), white wine, and crusty bread are pureed with tomato sauce to make the "broth" that's used to cook the fish through--and is just right for sopping up with more bread.


  • 3 potatoes
  • water
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 2 cayenne peppers
  • 5 ounces white wine
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 shallots
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 4 red bell peppers
  • 3 chile peppers
  • 2 tablespoons smoked paprika
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 5 slices crusty bread
  • 1 kilogram tuna


  1. Cover the potatoes with salted water in a pot. Add fish broth, garlic, cayenne peppers, wine, and bay leaves.
  2. Add the oil to a skillet on medium heat. Add the shallots, bell peppers, and chile peppers. Saute for 5 minutes. Add the paprika and cook for 30 seconds.
  3. Add the tomato sauce and simmer for 5 minutes.
  4. Remove the garlic and bay leaves from the potatoes. Add the potatoes and a small amount of liquid to the tomato sauce. Use an immersion blender and puree the sauce until smooth. Simmer for another 5 minutes.
  5. Removing the skillet from the heat, add the tuna, and let sit 5 minutes. Serve warm.
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Bonnie J. 26 May 2015
This is a good fish stew recipe. I made the recipe as shown except I left out the spicy peppers. My kids are not fans of dinners that have a bit of heat to them. The stew turned out really good and was great served with some crust bread for dipping!