White Fish and Chorizo Stew recipe

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Our white fish and chorizo stew is a really simple dish but full of flavour.

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  • Low-fat
  • healthy
Preparation Time15 mins
Cooking Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Cost RangeMid
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories391 Kcal20%
Fat19 g27%
Saturated Fat6 g30%
Carbohydrates16 g6%

Our white fish and chorizo stew is a really simple dish but full of flavour.

White fish and chorizo are two ingredients that combine beautifully together. Chorizo is a pork sausage that is widely used in Spanish and Mexican cooking. It is flavoured with smoked paprika which gives it a great flavour. It is usually smoked or cured but can also be bought raw. Once you've made this stew you will likely have some leftover so try another of our great chorizo recipes.

It is recommended that we eat two portions of fish a week. This white fish and chorizo stew is a great way to get one of those portions. We also have other fish recipes that will help you achieve your second portion.

If you follow a pescatarian diet, you can leave out the chorizo and include a tbsp of smoked paprika so you don't use the flavour. This recipe goes really well with some warm crusty bread.


  • 11⁄2tbsp olive oil
  • 2 red onions, finely chopped
  • 1⁄2tsp ground cumin
  • 150g chorizo, halved lengthways and sliced
  • 400g can tomatoes
  • 1⁄2tbsp tomato puree
  • 400g can borlotti beans
  • 4 fillets white fish (such as pollock, haddock or cod)
  • Small handful of chopped parsley




  1. Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan, stir in the onions and cook until softened. Stir in the ground cumin, cook for 30 secs and then add the chorizo. Fry for 2 mins.
  2. Stir in the can of tomatoes, tomato puree, borlotti beans and 200ml water. Bring to a simmer.
  3. Once bubbling, carefully add in the white fish. Keep at a simmer and cook for 10 mins or until the fish has cooked. Scatter over the chopped parsley and serve.
Top Tip for making White Fish and Chorizo Stew

Try to pick up sustainably caught fish if possible – look out for the MSC logo.

Samuel Goldsmith
Freelance food writer

Former Assistant Headteacher, Samuel has a BSc in Food from the University of Birmingham and is also Co-Vice Chair of the Guild of Food Writers and a Trustee of 91 Ways CIC. His work has featured in national and international publications including Waitrose Food, Australian Delicious, and the LAD Bible Group. Samuel has also consulted on a number of best-selling food and drink books, and was a nutritional consultant for BBC’s Eat Well for Less.