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Sicilian Style Fish Stew

This lovely stew is so flavorful, you won't believe it all comes together in about 45-50 minutes! This is pretty good for a soup, any kind!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: fish dishes, fish soup, halibut recipes, healthy food, healthy meal ideas, low calorie foods, soup
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Amy


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped onions
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup crushed tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 3 cups veggie or chicken stock I used chicken stock, as that is what I had leftover in the fridge. Veggie stock is just as tasty!
  • 3 cups water
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • salt- to taste
  • 2 cups halibut, cut in 2 inch chunks You can use any other mild flavored fish- cod, tilapia, etc.
  • 1-2 cups spinach


  • Start by chopping onions and celery.
    Heat olive oil in heavy bottom pan over medium heat- I used my enameled dutch oven. Add onions and celery to pan.  Cook vegetables for 7-10 minutes. Add garlic and continue to cook another 3 minutes. Add crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, stock, water and spices. Bring to a boil and add quinoa. Let this cook at least 20 minutes. Last step, add halibut and spinach and turn heat to low. don't mix the soup after adding fish, you don't want to break up your chunks. Let this cook 5-10 minutes and remove from heat. 
    We served ours topped with parmesan and crusty bread. 
    I hope you love this soup as well as our family does. It's amazing!