stew & snow

from warm and sunny friday to snow and sleet today, east coast weather is so confusing! it's a good day to stay inside, read a book with a cup of tea and make a pot of this hearty warming fish stew. it's light and healthy while still being satisfying. and it's versatile - throw in whatever combinations of vegetables, beans, grains and fish you have on hand.

check out this article i worked on for the nest with a few other members of the big leo family. did you see the beet detox spread our friend jen, shot for the new issue of rue - it's beautiful! ready for a fun weekend in boston to celebrate a great friend's birthday - including a wine tasting event here.

Cod & White Bean Stew
serves 2

1 tbs olive oil
3 leeks, white and light green parts, sliced and cleaned well
2 celery stalks, sliced
1 clove garlic, minced
3 tomatoes, chopped
1 can cannellini beans, rinsed
2 cups chicken stock
1 small bunch thyme
8 oz cod, cut into 1/2-inch chunks
2 tbs chopped parsley
salt & pepper

heat olive oil in a medium pot over medium high heat. add leeks saute for 5 minutes or until they begin to soften. add celery and garlic and saute a few minutes more. add tomatoes, beans, stock and thyme and bring to a boil. reduce to a simmer and cook for 10-15 minutes or until vegetables are tender and warmed. add cod and simmer 5 to 8 minutes or until white and flaky. remove from heat, stir in parsley and season to taste with salt and pepper. enjoy!


Nisrine M. said...

I love adding fresh thyme to stews. It adds so much flavor.

Anonymous said...

OHH maybe I will make that tonight!

Allison said...

It is raining so hard in my neck of the woods that all I can think of is soups and stews! I Love how versatile your recipe is.

the teacup chronicles said...

mm I always need a new soup recipe :) Midwest weather is a bit confused too; I was wearing shorts one day, and a downy coat the next.

Cheyenne Ellis Photography said...

you guys are amazing. stimulating all of the senses. my eyes are smiling and my belly grumbling.

PaisleyHarvest said...

After an upsidedown morning, the sight of that stew and the possibility of eating it is so calming :0) xx said...

Thank you for this post, really worthwhile data.