This is a delightful, easy and simple fish stew packed with goodness – chickpeas, fresh fish and lots of tomatoes, garlic and olive oil.
This fish stew would make a perfect main course for a casual, relaxed dinner party. To be organised in the kitchen, you can make the soup ahead of time up until the end of step 2. Keep it warm on the stove top, then when you want to serve just pop the prepared croutons in the oven and finish off the soup – too easy! The fish is the star of the dish, so make sure it’s as fresh as can be. A fish like Hapuka is perfect here as it won’t fall apart into the soup like a less-firm variety would.