Fish and Stew

Giada De laurentis's every day Italian happens to be one of my favorite shows on the food network. the other day she was showing a recipe with fish and a vegetable broth. I had to try it! But my way! So this is what i did. The taste was unbelievable. I had never had a more delicious stew or so perfectly moist but crisp on the out side fish ever! This makes a complete meal, filling and wonderful. I am just waiting to make it again!
For the fish:
Tilapia 1 fillet ( i serves two)
Olive Oil (upto ) 2 tbsp
Chilly powder 1 generous pinch
Italian herb blend 1 pinch
Dhania powder 1 generous pinch
For the stew:
Vegetable stock 1 can
Cannellini beans 1 can
Chilly flakes 1 generous pinch
green chillies 2
Garlic 2 cloves
Mushrooms 3 big diced
Tomato 1 big diced
Red Onion 1 medium diced
Olive oil 2 tbsp
Parmesan cheese
Mix all the ingredients for the fish except fish. Pat the fish dry. Smear the mixture on the fish evenly on both sides. Set it aside for at least 30 minutes. Heat a grill pan/Tawa. Place the fish on a really hot Tawa. Do not stir till the edges are charred. Turn it just once and cook it till done.
For the stew:
Heat oil in a pan. Add the chilly flakes and garlic. Immediately add the onions and mushrooms. Stir for a minute. Mix in the tomatoes, green chillies. Cook for a few more minutes. Drain the cannellini beans and wash all the brine. Add the beans to the vegetables. Mix in the vegetable stock. Simmer till most of the stew is thick as desired.
To serve, ladle the stew into a bowl, grate some Parmesan cheese on top. Place half of the fish fillet. Serve warm!!!
We loved it! I just loved the look on my better half's face after the first mouthful!! Something i will have to repeat .. may be on a day when we have an ugly fight!!!

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