A fish stew from Spain. This is a delicious fish stew that Basque fishermen cooked themselves in the boat. They fished for tuna and bonito and made it their meal. Fresh fish, for sure. And good vegetables. Potatoes, peppers, garlic… Really delicious. I cannot avoid envying those fishermen eating their tuna and potato stew. But we can cook it too. Let’s do it.


1 pound tuna, cubed
1 small onion, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
3 potatoes, peeled and diced
1 tablespoon chopped garlic
Some tomato sauce
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 teaspoon chopped parsley
1 bay leaf
1 cayenne pepper
Some extra virgin olive oil

To cook our Marmitako, first we will cube the tuna. Then we will sear the tuna for a while in a pan with hot oil. We will reserve the tuna. The next step will be to cook the onion and the green pepper in the same pan. Two minutes later we will add the diced potatoes and the garlic. Then we will let this cook for five minutes. Now it is the moment to add the tomato sauce, not too much. We will add the spices now: parsley, cayenne pepper, bay leaf, salt and pepper. We will add some water now, just to cover our stew. We will turn down the fire and cook it for about 20 minutes. At the last moment we will add the tuna. And in a couple of minutes we will have our Marmitako ready. Delicious!