Fish Stew with Chorizo and Greens

Total Time
40 min
10 min
30 min
The spicy sausage, wilted greens and paprika-spiked tomato broth give this delicious fish stew a distinctive Portuguese or coastal Spanish flavor. Served with a crusty loaf of rustic bread and a green salad on the side, this makes for a generous meal that's long on flavor, but simple to prepare. And since it's a one pot preparation, clean up is a cinch! For a more full-flavored broth, cook the onion and sausage mixture as directed and add the bell pepper, tomatoes and broth, setting aside the kale for later. Cook as directed, minus the kale, for up to 45 minutes, adding liquid or reducing the heat as needed, to allow the flavors more time to mingle. Then add the kale and simmer 15 minutes more before proceeding with the fish in step 3. Or enjoy the leftovers the following day, when the flavors will have had time to meld in the refrigerator overnight.


Olive oil

1 tsp

Red onion

1 medium, chopped


2 oz, chopped


2 clove(s), minced

Italian seasoning

1 tsp

Bell pepper

1 item(s), medium, green, chopped

Frozen chopped kale

10 oz, (1 package), thawed

Canned stewed tomatoes

14½ oz, (1 can)

Canned diced tomatoes

14½ oz, (1 can)

Chicken broth

1 cup(s)

Uncooked Atlantic cod

16 oz, (1-lb), cut into 1-inch chunks


2 tsp, smoked

Hot pepper sauce

¾ tsp

Table salt

½ tsp, or more to taste


½ item(s), large, cut into 4 wedges


  1. Heat oil in large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring often, until softened, about 5 minutes. Add sausage, garlic, and Italian seasoning and cook, stirring often, 2 minutes.
  2. Add bell pepper, kale, stewed tomatoes, diced tomatoes, and broth. Bring to boil, breaking up stewed tomatoes with wooden spoon. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer until kale is tender, 15 minutes.
  3. Add cod, paprika, pepper sauce, and salt. Cover, return to simmer, and cook until cod is just opaque in center, about 3 minutes. Serve with lemon wedges.
  4. Per serving (2 cups)


Serve the stew with slices of crusty French bread.