Fast Italian Fish Stew


This delicious, healthy fish stew dinner is elegant and packed with flavor. You'll nestle fillets of crisp-skinned halibut into a garlicky tomato and bean mixture, which is brightened up with lemon and fresh herbs.

Fast Italian Fish Stew
Photo: Caitlin Bensel
Hands On Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
4 serves


  • 4 6-oz. skin-on halibut fillets

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt, divided

  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided

  • 6 tablespoons olive oil, divided

  • 2 tablespoons drained capers

  • 2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced

  • 2 pints cherry tomatoes, halved

  • 2 15-oz. cans cannellini beans, drained and rinsed

  • ½ cup low-sodium chicken stock

  • ½ teaspoon lemon zest plus 2 tsp. fresh juice (from 1 lemon)

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves, divided

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh basil leaves, divided


  1. Season fish with ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large skillet over medium-high. Cook fish, skin side down, until crisp and golden, about 6 minutes. Transfer to a plate and wipe skillet clean. Cook capers in 1 tablespoon oil over high, stirring often, until crispy, about 2 minutes. Drain on a paper towel.

  2. Add garlic and 1 tablespoon oil to skillet over medium-high. Cook, stirring constantly, until garlic is golden, about 1 minute. Add tomatoes and cook until they start to burst, about 3 minutes. Stir in beans, stock, lemon zest and juice, half the parsley and basil, and remaining 2 tablespoons oil, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper. Nestle fish in sauce; simmer until fish flakes easily with a fork, about 3 minutes. Top with remaining parsley and basil.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

528 Calories
20g Fat
40g Carbs
47g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 528
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g 26%
Cholesterol 83mg 28%
Sodium 1279mg 56%
Total Carbohydrate 40g 15%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 47g

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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