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Fish Stew

To Newfoundlanders & Labradoreans  “fish” is considered “cod”.

Cod-Fish-Stew-wMakes 4-6 servings


  • 2 tbsp pork fat (or vegetable oil)
  • 2 med onions (sm chopped)
  • 2 lb cod fish (cut in 2” pieces)
  • 4 cups chicken broth (or water)
  • 4 lg potatoes (med cubed)
  • 1/2 lb baby carrots
  • Salt & pepper
  • Fresh parsley (for garnish)


In a stewing pot, low heat, cook onions in pork fat for 5 minutes (do not brown). Add cod and cook on one side for 2 minutes. Add broth and bring to a slow boil. Add potatoes, carrots and season to taste. Simmer for approx 20-30 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Serve piping hot and garnish with fresh parsley. Excellent with a cup of good steeped tea and homemade fresh bread with molasses.

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