Braised Seafood with Root Vegetables

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Braised Seafood with Root Vegetables
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Health Score:
9,1 / 10
30 min.
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Fish provide protein and plenty of healthy fats that are sometimes hard to find elsewhere in your diet. This recipe is full of those elements as well as nutrients from vegetables. 

If you don't like fish very much, you could always substitute this recipe with another type of meat. 


For the squid
1 garlic clove (finely chopped)
2 Sardine (finely chopped)
1 Cod (approx.1 cup, roughly chopped)
1 egg
1 Tbsp white breadcrumbs
1 Tbsp fresh Fresh herbs (rosemary and thyme)
4 Squid tentacles
For the stew
2 carrots (sliced)
1 onion (finely diced)
2 garlic cloves (finely diced)
2 Tbsps olive oil
2 ⅔ cups potatoes (peeled and diced)
1 Tbsp tomato puree
1 sprig rosemary
3 ½ cups vegetable stock
2 tomatoes (diced)
cayenne pepper
rosemary (to garnish)
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Preparation steps

Mix together the garlic, sardines, cod, egg, breadcrumbs and herbs. Season with salt and pepper and stuff the mixture into the squid tubes. Secure with toothpicks.

To make the stew, fry the carrots, onions, and garlic in hot oil. Stir in the potatoes, tomato puree, and the rosemary and add a little stock. Add the saffron and the tomatoes to the stew and simmer for approx. 10 minutes.

Add the squid tubes to the stew and allow to cook for 15 minutes. Season with salt and cayenne pepper and serve garnished with rosemary.


This looks absolutely divine and healthy! Instead of using olive oil to fry, could I use coconut oil?
Cyndy from EAT SMARTER's picture
Yes, coconut oil would be a perfect substitute. Enjoy!