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Greek Fish Stew Recipe

Difficulty: Easy
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 min
Total Time16 mins
Servings: 4
Calories: 1068kcal


  • 2 litters water
  • 300 ml olive oil
  • 200 grams onions chopped
  • 200 grams carrots sliced
  • 100 grams cellery chopped
  • 800 grams potatoes cut quarters
  • 1000-1200 grams fresh or frozen fish choose from table on text above
  • 2 lemons juiced
  • kosher salt
  • freshly ground pepper


  • If it's not already clean, remove the fish scales (using either a fork, knife or fish scaler) and rinse well under cold water (the belly and neck tend to have the most scales).
  • Once the fish are thoroughly cleaned, cut each one into 2-3 parts (about 150 grams each part). Season the fish with kosher salt and freshly ground pepper. Set aside.
  • In a medium-sized pot, add the water, olive oil, and onions. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium and boil for 30 minutes.
  • Add the carrots and celery and simmer for another 15 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Add the potatoes and cook them until they feel soft when you prick them.
  • Lay the fish parts on top of the potatoes. Bring the heat to medium-high and with the lid half covering the pot, cook the fish for about 15-20 minutes. Do not attempt to flip it because you'll probably destroy it.
  • Remove from heat and pour the fresh lemon juice on top. Shake the pot for the juice to spread evenly and you are ready to serve!


Scaling the fish:

It's better to keep the fish dipped in water while you clean the scales. So they won’t jump all around the kitchen. You can use a fish scaler to help you with the process.
Or check this Guide On How To Scale Snd Gut

Cooking the fish:

Most fish types are cooked in about 15 to 20 minutes. Keep an eye as to not overcook the fish. It's meat should be very soft an airy.


Calories: 1068kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 50g | Fat: 77g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g | Monounsaturated Fat: 55g | Cholesterol: 145mg | Sodium: 265mg | Potassium: 2021mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 6g