The day before the Reaping in The Hunger Games, Katniss forages and fishes for a bunch of ingredients which include fish, greens and strawberries.
Her family uses them to make a stew: “The fish and greens are already cooking in a stew, but that will be for supper. We decide to save the strawberries and bakery bread for this evening’s meal, to make it special we say.”
To recreate that stew, we’ve used white fish like haddock, cod or halibut and adapted a recipe from Sarah Wilson. Serve this stew with crusty bread and a side of greens.
Fish Stew Recipe
A delicious fish stew with a healthy douse of kale.
Heat the oil and sauté the onion, celery, fennel and carrot.
Sauté for five minutes and add the garlic, chopped parsley, bay leaf and red chili.
Sauté for 2 minutes and add the tomatoes and tomato paste.
Add the water, a little more salt and the thyme and parsley.
Turn the heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes.
Adjust and add salt and pepper to taste.
Meanwhile, cook the kale for two minutes until tender.
Place in a bowl of cold water.
Once the fish is cooked and flaky, take the soup off the stove and stir in the kale.