French country fish & mussel stew

Contains pork – recipe is for non-Muslims only

This rustic fish broth is perfect for entertaining. Use sustainable white fish such as haddock and add to a saffron-flavoured light sauce

  • Prep:5 mins
    Cook:25 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 323
  • fat 5g
  • saturates 1g
  • carbs 19g
  • sugars 8g
  • fibre 8g
  • protein 49g
  • salt 2.1g


  • 1 tsp rapeseed oil
  • 2 unsmoked bacon medallions or turkey rashers, chopped
  • 1l hot fish stock
  • generous pinch of saffron
  • 1 large carrot, finely diced
  • 1 celery stick, finely chopped
  • 2 leeks, well washed and thinly sliced
  • 350g tomatoes, chopped
  • 400g can cannellini beans, drained
  • 265g pack skinless sustainable fish fillets, such as haddock or cod, cut into chunks
  • 350g fresh mussels, scrubbed and beards removed
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley


  1. Heat the oil in a large non-stick pan with a lid. Add the bacon or turkey rashers and stir-fry over a high heat for 1 min. Pour in the stock, then stir in the saffron, carrot, celery and leeks. Cover and cook for 10 mins over a medium heat.

  2. Add the tomatoes and beans to the pan, and cook for 10 mins more until the veg is tender. The consistency will be quite brothy, so if you fancy a thicker texture, use a hand blender and purée a little soup in the pan to thicken it.

  3. Stir in the fish and mussels, cover and cook for 5 mins more until the fish is just cooked and the mussels open. There will be too many shells, so take some of the mussels out of them. Stir through the parsley, then ladle into soup plates.

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