scott's fish stew recipe

Scott’s Cornish fish stew

28 Sep 2022 | Updated on: 30 Sep 2022 |By Luxury London

Impress dinner party guests with this classic recipe from London seafood stalwart Scott's

Cooking for fish fans? Consider Scott’s fish stew – a British take on bouillabaisse: the Provençal fish stew from Marseilles. A firm picture on the menu at both the original Mayfair restaurant and the newly opened Richmond outpost, choose from a combination of cod, turbot, John Dory, halibut, and monkfish to go with the all-important gurnard. If your choice or budget is limited, just use the firmest and freshest fish you can find.


Scott’s Cornish Fish Stew

  • Serves 2


  • Extra Virgin olive oil 2 tbsp
  • Assorted white fish fillets 400g
  • Gurnard fillets 2x 100g, cut in half
  • Scallops 4, shelled
  • Fish soup 400ml
  • Fennel 1 bulb, finely sliced
  • Tomatoes 100g, diced
  • Mussels 200g, cleaned
  • White crab meat 50g
  • Herbs (e.g. chervil, flat leaf parsley, dill and tarragon) 1/2 bunch, chopped
  • Saffron mayonnaise To serve


  1. Pour half the olive oil into a non-stick frying pan and fry the white fish and gurnard for 2 minutes on each side. Set aside.
  2. Wipe the pan with kitchen roll and add the remaining olive oil. Sauté the scallops for 1 minutes on each side. Remove and keep to one side.
  3. Re-heat the fish soup in a large over-proof casserole. Bring to the boil, add finely sliced fennel, tomatoes, and mussels. When the mussels have opened, add the fish, scallops, crab meat and chopped herbs. Cook for a further 2 to 3 minutes and serve directly from the casserole with crusty bread and saffron mayonnaise.

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