Croatia Report - Food
 
Brodet (Brodetto, Fish stew)
Brodet is a general name for a fish stew on the Croatian coast. It is generally made from various types of fish (ugor, skarpina, skusa, srdela, lignja, sipa). While cooking we never stir the Brodet, but rather pour from one pan to another several times.

Take two pounds (1kg) of mixed fish, clean and washed, and cut into pieces. Take about a a 1/4 pound (1/8 kg) onion, cut and fry in oil. When the onion is golden, add salt and vinegar and let boil. Add the fish, and after a few minutes add another 3/4 pound (3/8 kg) onion cut into rings and 3-4 cut garlic cloves. Add more water so the fish can simmer. We let the Brodet simmer for about 30-40 minutes. When done sprinkle with finely chopped parsley.

Brodet is served with polenta (corn meal), potato, rice, spagetti, spinach, etc.