Brodet, Adriatic fish stew

Brodet brodetto, fish stewI am in love with the sea and everything related to it. And seafood is related to it, so I love seafood as well. Pretty simpe equation. You would think I eat plenty of it, but you are wrong. In Belgium fish and other eatable sea beasts can get quite expensive and that in combination with a boyfriend, who rather eats animals without the gills, means that poor Kristina doesn’t get much of it. But I am not in Belgium now, and visiting home comes with a lot of perks.
I mentioned a lot of family members in my last posts, well here is another one. My uncle is a fisherman and together with my aunt they run a fish shop, so fresh fish and seafood are always on hand. There is this fish stew that my aunt always makes for family gatherings and I was craving it for a while. Yesterday my mother called me and, like she was reading my mind, asked if I feel like having that for lunch. Amm, yes please! Brodet, the best fish stew in the world.

Zaljubljena sem v morje in vse kar je povezano z njim. Morska hrana je povezana z njim, torej sem zaljubljena v morsko hrano. Precej enostavna enačba. Rekli bi, da je pogosto na mojem krožniku, a se motite. V Belgiji so ribe in druge morske zverinice precej drage in če to združimo še s fantom, ki raje je živali brez škrg, Ingredients (1 of 1)pomeni da uboga Kristina rib ne vidi pogosto. Ampak trenutno nisem v Belgiji in počitnice doma pridejo v paketu s številnimi ugodnostmi. 
V mojih zadnjih objavah sem omenila kar nekaj družinskih članov, no tu je še eden. Moj stric je ribič in skupaj s teto imata ribarnico, kar pomeni da so sveže ribe na dosegu roke. Že nekaj časa sanjam o brodetu (ribji obari), ki ga teta včasih pripravi za družinska srečanja. In, kot da bi mi brala misli, me včeraj mama vpraša, če bi imela brodet za kosilo. Ja, prosim! Brodet, najboljša ribja juha na svetu.

INGREDIENTS serves 6 | SESTAVINE za 6 oseb:

  • 1 kg of mixed fish and seafood (whatever you fancy) / 1 kg mešanih rib in morskih sadežev (po želji)
  • 500 ml tomato sauce / paradižnikove mezge
  • 250 ml white wine / belega vina
  • 250 ml water  / vode
  • 1 tbsp white all purpose flour / žlica bele moke 
  • 2 + 2 tbsp olive oil / žlici olivnega olja
  • 1 big onion, chopped / velika čebula, sesekljana
  • 3 garlic cloves / stroki česna
  • 2 bay leaves / lovorjeva lista
  • 1 tsp dried rosemary / žlička posušenega rožmarina
  • 1 tsp dried thyme / žlička posušenega timijana
  • 1 tbsp dried origano / žlica posušenega origana
  • Bunch of fresh parsley, chopped / šopek peteršilja, sesekljan
  • salt and pepper to taste / sol in poper po okusu

brodet2Heat the oil in a large pot. Add the onions together with a pinch of salt and cook until translucent. Add the garlic and cook for 2 min. Add the flour, mix well so that no lumps form and add the white wine and tomato sauce. Cook for 2 min.

V velikem loncu segrejemo olje. Dodamo čebulo in ščepec soli in kuhamo, da čebula postekleni. Dodamo česen in kuhamo 2 min. Nato dodamo moko, dobro premešamo, da se ne naredijo grudice ter dodamo vino in paradižnikovo mezgo. Kuhamo 2 min. 

brodet1brodet3Heat the remaining oil in a pan. Flour the fish filets and quickly fry them on both sides. Add the fried fish filets and the remaining seafood in the pan with the sauce. Add the bay leaves, rosemary, thyme and origano. Add the water to cover. Cook on medium heat for about 20 min (untill all the seafood is cooked). Adjust the flavor with salt and pepper and add the chopped parsley.

Preostalo olje segrejemo v ponvi. Pomokamo ribje fileje in jih na hitro pocvremo na obeh straneh. Fileje in ostale morske sadeže dodamo v lonec z omako. Dodamo lovorjeve liste, rožmarin, timijan in origano. Dodamo vodo, da prekrijemo ribe in morske sadeže ter kuhamo na srednjem ognju okoli 20 minut (toliko da se vse skuha). Dodamo sol in poper po okusu, ter sesekljan peteršilj.
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Before serving, garnish the dish with chopped parsley. Brodet is best served with polenta (cornmeal porridge) or a piece of fresh bread.

Enjoy the goodies!
fish stew brodet

Preden jed postrežemo, po vrhu potresemo sesekljan peteršilj. Brodet je najboljši s polento ali kosom svežega kruha. 

Uživajte v dobrotah!
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