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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.
Preparation time:
25 min
Cooking Time:
35 min
Ready In:
1 h
Level of Difficulty:

Portuguese Fish & Seafood Cataplana Recipe - Portuguese Recipes

Portuguese Fish & Seafood Cataplana Recipe

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Posted in: Seafood Recipes
Sat, May 4, 2019
4 out of 5 with 27 ratings
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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) * Get Portuguese ingredients & stuff Get Portuguese ingredients and other stuff at Amazon.com


  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
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