Shellfish Fish Cataplana - Fishbox

Shellfish Fish Cataplana - Fishbox
Fishboxer Mag & Fi from Fishbox HQ

Inspired by our trip to Portugal, you can use any white fish or shellfish in this delicious dish


Any variation of shellfish/fish you desire, for example:

Fresh mussels

Fresh langoustines, peeled and deveined

Crab Claws

Any white fish


3 tbsp olive oil

2 cloves garlic chopped

2 medium onions

sliced 1 green pepper, 1 red both sliced

1 can tomatoes

1 bay leaf


1 glass white wine


Chilli (optional)

Chorizo (optional)

1 lemon, cut into wedges, for serving


Start by heating the olive oil in the Cataplana or wok, add the garlic, onions and bay leaf.

Fry 2 mins and add the peppers and some coriander stalks.

Fry for another 3 or 4 mins and add the tomatoes.

Add the wine and simmer for about 10 mins.

Finally add your shellfish or fish. Cover and cook for about 15/20 mins in low/medium heat (the cooking time may vary depending on which kind of seafood you are using).

Once seafood is cooked through, carefully remove the lid.

Check seasoning and add a handful of chopped coriander.

Serve with rice or crusty bread.