Low carb Italian fish stew

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This recipe has been reposted here with permission from Diet doctor. The original recipe can be found here.
An Italian-inspired stew that comes together quickly for an easy low carb meal. It’s a flavorful dish that combines fish fillets in a tomato base with fresh herbs.
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Course Main Course


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 yellow onions finely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 pinch red pepper chili flakes
  • 1 lb tomatoes diced
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 cup clam juice
  • 1 ½ lbs white fish fillets about 1½-inch thick, cut into 2 inch cubes
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp dried basil
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley chopped


  • 1 lemon cut into wedges


  • In a medium pot over medium heat, combine the olive oil, onion, garlic and red pepper chili flakes. Cook for about 3-5 minutes, until the onion becomes soft.
  • Stir in the diced tomatoes, tomato paste and clam juice. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Lower heat to medium and simmer tomato base for about 10 minutes to reduce slightly.
  • Add fish. Season stew with salt, basil, oregano, and parsley. Cover and cook about 5 minutes until the fish flakes easily with a fork.
  • Divide evenly between bowls, garnish with more chopped parsley and lemon.


Carbohydrates: 11g
Keyword low-carb
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