How to make it

  • Heat 4 tablespoons of the olive oil in a large skillet, preferably nonstick, over medium-low heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook until soft but not browned, about 7 minutes. Add the paprika and red pepper flakes and stir for a few seconds. Add the roasted red and yellow peppers and the tomatoes, increase the heat to medium, and cook until the tomatoes begin to release their juice, about 5 minutes. Stir in the chard and parsley and cook, stirring, just until they wilt. Add the bay leaf wine, and currants and bring to a simmer. Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook until the vegetables are softened and the flavors blended, 5 to 7 minutes. The vegetable mixture can be prepared ahead and refrigerated, covered, for 1 day.
  • Preheat the oven to 300°F.
  • Rub the fish steaks generously with salt and black pepper. Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat, Dust the fish lightly with flour, add it to the skillet, and sear for about 30 seconds on each side. Transfer the fish steaks to a plate.
  • Set out an earthenware casserole or a deep ceramic or glass baking dish in which the fish steaks will fit snugly in a single layer. Arrange the potato slices in the casserole in one layer, overlapping them slightly. Sprinkle salt on the potatoes, then arrange the fish on top.
  • Remove the bay leaf from the vegetable mixture and discard it. Season the vegetable mixture with salt to taste, then spoon it evenly over the fish, along with its pan juices. Drizzle olive oil over the vegetables and sprinkle with pine nuts. Bake the fish steaks until they are very tender, 45 to 50 minutes depending on their thickness. Let the fish and vegetables cool for about 10 minutes, then serve straight from the casserole.
  • NOTE: If grouper is unavailable, you can substitute another firm saltwater fish, such as monkfish, mahimahi, or halibut. If you want to use fillets, they need to be thick; reduce the baking time by about 15 minutes.
  • This recipe comes from The New Spanish Table cookbook

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    " It was excellent "
    crainny ate it and said...
    I cooked this recipe two more times since my last comment, and it's still a favorite. Last night I made it with spinach instead of swiss chard, and it turned out very well. Thanks again, I keep sharing this recipe with my friends :)
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    " It was excellent "
    crainny ate it and said...
    Cooked this one for dinner today. Awesome stuff, flavors great, just right amount of spicy kick. I have to add, however, that I would recommend using fillets, in spite of what was recommended, because digging through all that vegetable awesomeness to extract the bones from the steaks is a bit too much labor. I used grouper steaks, but would definitely use the fillets next time. And I assure you, there WILL be next time, many times over. Loved the recipe!
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    " It was excellent "
    choclytcandy ate it and said...
    wow, love it.
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