I made this simple dish for the first time about ten years ago, and it is a definite favourite of mine. It is so quick and easy to make it is perfect when you are having a busy week at work, but it is still really tasty and pretty cheap, too.
I love standing by the stove as food is simmering, but during the week, time is precious. I love nothing more than a dish I can put together in less than ten minutes and then have time to give the little ones a bath as it is cooking.
I personally prefer using tinned chopped tomatoes, as I find them more convenient and I know I will not be disappointed by their taste, but I sometimes use fresh tomatoes instead. I did today.
Courgettes browned in butter with onion and garlic are quite simply delicious. It makes them incredibly tasty and crunchy, and they do not end up mushy and bland.
The mixed herbs I tend to use are ‘herbes de Provence’ or ‘Persillade’, but if you cannot find either of these, any blend of herbs works well.
If you are on a dairy-free diet, simply replace the butter with three tablespoons of olive oil.
Provençal Fish Stew
Seafish asked me to write recipes to encourage people to eat more fish. I did not receive payment for this post and all photos are my own.