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Recipe

Striped Bass And Shrimp Stew (chupe De Corvina Y Camarones), Ecuador

  • Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon Essence
  • 1 1/2 pounds striped bass fillets
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 3 cups shrimp or fish stock
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup grated Muenster cheese
  • 1 pound small or medium shrimp
  • 2 hard boiled eggs, sliced lengthwise into 6ths, garnish
  • Chopped green onions, garnish
  • Chopped fresh parsley, garnish

Directions

  • In a shallow dish, combine the flour and Essence. Dredge the fish in the flour, shaking to remove any excess. In a large saute pan, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the fish and cook until lightly browned on both sides. Remove and drain on paper towels. Drain any remaining fat from the pan and wipe clean.
  • Melt the butter in the saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the onion, paprika, salt, and pepper, and cook, stirring, until soft, about 3 minutes. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, for 30 seconds. Add the potatoes and stock and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the potatoes are tender, about 12 minutes. Add the cream and bring to a simmer. Simmer until the potatoes are very soft and the sauce reduces and thickens, about 3 minutes.
  • Add the cheese and stir to incorporate. Adjust seasoning, to taste. Add the fish and the shrimp, and simmer until the shrimp are pink and the fish is warmed through, 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from the heat.
  • Spoon the stew into large bowls. Arrange the egg slices around the rim of the bowl, and garnish with the green onions and parsley.