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Peruvian Sudado De Pescado (Peruvian Fish Stew)

This classic Peruvian fish stew recipe is courtesy of editorial assistant Camila de Onis.

  • servings: 6




  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 medium red onions, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 heaping tablespoon prepared aji amarillo paste
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 1 1/2 cups Fish Stock
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped fresh tomatoes
  • 6 (6-ounce) fillets pacific halibut, or other firm white fish
  • 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 cup frozen peas, thawed
  • 1 cup torn fresh cilantro, for serving


  1. Step 1

    Heat olive oil in a large high-sided skillet over medium heat. Add onions and cook, stirring, until slightly crispy. Add garlic and continue cooking until golden brown, about 1 minute. Stir in aji amarillo paste and cook for 1 minute.

  2. Step 2

    Add wine and cook until reduced slightly, about 2 minutes. Add fish stock and 1/2 cup tomatoes; stir to combine. Reduce heat to a simmer, and cook until thickened, 8 to 10 minutes.

  3. Step 3

    Season halibut and shrimp with salt and pepper. Add halibut to skillet, gently pushing down, but not covering, with sauce. Cover and cook for 5 minutes. Uncover and add shrimp. Cover and continue cooking until fish is opaque, and shrimp is cooked through, about 3 minutes more. Add remaining cup of tomatoes and peas; cook until vegetables are heated through. Season with salt and pepper.

  4. Step 4

    Transfer fish to a large serving platter, and spoon sauce over fish. Sprinkle with cilantro and serve immediately.