Saffron Fish Stew with White Beans

A unique blend of herbs and spices find their home in this one-dish-wonder. The broth—infused with saffron, thyme leaves, and orange rind—pairs magnificently with a white flaky fish of your choosing. We suggest sustainable options like wild-caught Pacific flounder or wild-caught Alaskan halibut.

Total cooking time is 20 minutes; Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup prechopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon ground fennel
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 thyme sprig
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated fresh orange rind
  • 1/4 teaspoon saffron threads, crushed
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cups clam juice
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pound flounder fillet, cut into (2-inch) pieces
  • 1 (14-ounce) can great Northern beans, rinsed and drained
  • Fresh thyme leaves

How to Make It

Heat oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add onion, fennel, coriander, garlic, and thyme sprig; sauté 5 minutes. Stir in rind and saffron; add water, clam juice, and tomatoes. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer for 5 minutes. Stir in salt, fish, and beans; cook 5 minutes. Top with thyme leaves.

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