Cat Fish Recipes

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cat fish stew

Here's a couple of cat fish recipes to get your taste buds going. Cat fish is sometimes called rock salmon.

These recipes would be equally good using any white fish - your catch of the day for instance.

They're both one-pot stew type recipes that are easy to cook either at home or on a camp stove. Just add some fresh crusty bread to mop up the juices and you've got an excellent meal for the family.

For further cat fish recipes, there are links at the bottom of this page.

Cat Fish & Broccoli Stew
1 tbspn oil
1lb (450g) cat fish fillet - cut into chunks
1 onion, peeled and finely chopped
1lb (450g) potatoes - peeled and diced
1/2 pint (300ml) fish stock/water
1/2 pint (300ml) milk
8 oz (225g) broccoli - small florets
can sweetcorn
pepper and salt to taste
fresh chopped parsley

Heat the oil in a flameproof casserole dish and quickly seal the cat fish - this way, when you add it to the liquid, it won't disintegrate.

Remove with a slotted spoon and put to one side.

Fry the onion until softened, add the potatoes and just turn them over to coat.

Add the water and milk and simmer for about 10 minutes.

Add the broccoli and simmer a further 5 minutes.

At this point, test that the potatoes are nearly cooked - if not, give the stew another 5 minutes.

Add the sweetcorn and cat fish and simmer a further 5 minutes until the fish is cooked.

Season to taste and add the parsley.

Serve with crusty bread.

The second of my cat fish recipes is really lovely - a mixed mediterranean stew.

Italian Cat Fish Stew
2 tbspns olive oil
1 onion, peeled and finely chopped
2 cloves garlic - peeled and crushed
1 tspn dried basil or oregano
pinch cayenne pepper
1 can tinned tomatoes
6 fl oz (150ml) white wine
1 pint (600ml) fish stock or water
1 lb (450g) cat fish - cut into chunks
1 lb (450g) mussels - scrubbed and bearded
8 oz (225g) peeled cooked prawns
fresh basil or parsley - chopped

Heat the oil in a flameproof casserole and quickly seal the cat fish chunks - remove with a slotted spoon and keep to one side.

Fry the onion and garlic until soft.

Add the basil, cayenne, tomatoes, stock and wine and simmer for about 15 minutes.

Add the cat fish and simmer for about 5 minutes.

Add the mussels and prawns and simmer for a couple of minutes, until the mussels have opened - discard any that have not opened after 2 minutes.

Add the parsley or basil and serve with crusty bread.

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Cat Fish and Broccoli Stew

By , Mar 30, 2016

cat fish stew

Two great cat fish stews - one with broccoli and one Italian style with tomatoes and mussels.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 25 minutes

Yield: 4

Main Ingredient: cat fish or any fresh fish