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Rockfish and Sausage Stew

While fish tacos and fish and chips have long been a favorite way to enjoy the tasty rockfish caught aboard our fishing charters, Rockfish and Sausage Stew is a delicious meal that is great any time of the year. This recipe is easy, quick, and will leave your family or guests wanting a second helping. It also is friendly to low-carb and keto diets.

Rockfish and Sausage Stew can be prepared from fresh or frozen rockfish. Other white-fleshed fish fillets, including lingcod, halibut or Pacific cod can be used. Great on a cold, stormy winter day with fish from the freezer, or on those cool, foggy Oregon Coast summer evenings.

Rockfish and Sausage Stew is a delicious way to enjoy Oregon Coast rockfish.


2 tbsp. butter or olive oil

6 oz. cooked andouille sausage, sliced

2 small leeks, white and light green portions, sliced

1 fennel bulb, chopped

2 garlic cloves, chopped

2 tbsp. parsley, chopped

2 bay leaves

1/3 cup white wine

1 can (28 oz.) diced tomatoes

2 bottles (8 oz, each) clam juice

3 cups water

1 lb. rockfish fillets, boneless and skinless, cut into small pieces

1/2 lb. Oregon pink shrimp meat, or peeled and deveined medium shrimp

salt and pepper to taste

Cut a pound of rockfish fillets into small pieces, about 1 square inch each. The fillets of two or three rockfish is all that is needed for this recipe.

In a large pot, heat the olive oil or butter, and add sliced sausage, leeks and fennel. Cook over medium heat for 5 minutes. Add garlic and bay leaves. Add white wine and cook for 2 minutes.

Add tomatoes and increase heat to medium high. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes. Add clam juice and 3 cups water. Bring to a boil, and add pieces of rockfish. Cook 4 minutes. Add shrimp meat.

Cook for 2 to 3 more minutes, discard bay leaf, stir in parsley, and season to taste with salt and pepper.

The finished stew will have you coming back for seconds.

To catch a limit of rockfish to make Rockfish and Sausage Stew, or any of our other great seafood recipes, book a Brookings fishing charter at

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