Posted on Saturday, May 4, 2019 in Seafood Recipes

Portuguese Fish & Seafood Cataplana Recipe

This Portuguese fish and seafood cataplana recipe (receita de cataplana de peixe e marisco) originates from the southern region of Portugal, and it's about as traditional as it gets.
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Portuguese Fish & Seafood Cataplana Recipe


Preparation time 25 min
Cooking Time 35 min
Ready In1 h
Level of DifficultyEasy
Servings4

Ingredients

1 and 3/4 lbs of different types of fish (to taste)1/4 lb of shrimp in shell1/4 lb of mussels in half shell4 potatoes5 tomatoes1 green bell pepper1 onion3 cloves of garlic3/4 cup of white wine4 tablespoons of olive oil1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauceJuice of 1 lemon1 bay leafSalt and pepper (to taste)Chopped parsley (to taste)
1 and 3/4 lbs of different types of fish (to taste)1/4 lb of shrimp in shell1/4 lb of mussels in half shell4 potatoes5 tomatoes1 green bell pepper1 onion3 cloves of garlic3/4 cup of white wine4 tablespoons of olive oil1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauceJuice of 1 lemon1 bay leafSalt and pepper (to taste)Chopped parsley (to taste)
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Preparation

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  1. Arrange and cut the fish into pieces, place in a bowl and season with the lemon juice, the white wine, salt and pepper andmarinate for 20 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, peel and wash the onion and garlic cloves, cut the onions into slices and chop the garlic.
  3. Wash the tomatoes and cut them into slices.
  4. Wash, clean and cut the green bell pepper into strips.
  5. Wash and peel the potatoes and cut them into slices.
  6. In the cataplana pot, place the onion, garlic, tomato, pepper, potatoes, drained fish, the mussels, shrimp and bay leaf, drizzle with the marinade from the fish, next add Worcestershire sauce over it and the olive oil.
  7. Cover and simmer for 35 minutes over medium low heat, lightly shaking the cataplana from time to time.
  8. Make sure everything is well cooked, remove from the heat and serve sprinkled with chopped parsley.

Recipe & Photo Credit: receitasdeportugal.com


Catherine Johnson
Catherine Johnson
Will this be a red sauce and can you our ckams instead of mussels...I recently purchased a cataplana pan and looking to make some seafood dishes
6 months ago, Tuesday, January 9, 2024
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Eddy
You can use clams instead, just make sure you don't over cook it.
6 months ago, Tuesday, January 9, 2024
Maxine srivastava
Maxine srivastava
Live In Portugal. Cataplana is disappearing from the restaurant menue these days. What a delight to cook this recipe. Brought back wonderful memories. My Portuguese friends loved it also. I am going g to try some of the other recipes in this section. Well done.
2 years ago, Saturday, April 30, 2022
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Eddy
Great to hear Maxine, enjoy. 👍👍
2 years ago, Saturday, April 30, 2022
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