Romanian Fish Stew - Plachie

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Romanian Fish Stew - Plachie

Of course, the most used fish in this dish is carp, but it can be made with any kind of fish you like and you have at hand. There are many methods, I prefer this one, as it is faster and verified for many years. We often made such food at home, but we didn't know that it was officially called "plachie". This term is used for a delicious rice dessert.

Anyway, it's also my favorite method of cooking fish, the vegetable and garlic sauce gives it a special flavor, but served with polenta is the perfect food.


Fresh carp fish
1 kg
I used carp fillets
White onion
1 piece
Red peppers
1 piece
2 pieces
Turkish pepper paste
1 tbsp
or tomato paste
Garlic cloves
3 pieces
Fresh parsley
2 tbsp
washed and chopped green parsley
1 tsp
Sunflower oil
50 ml

Step by step


The fish is washed, cleaned and portioned, you can cut it into pieces or fillets - according to your preference and skill.

Sprinkle a little salt on the fish meat and mix well.


In a deep frying pan, heat the oil well and fry the fish in it.

It should not be sprinkled with flour, you put it so directly.


Brown the fish well on both sides.


Then remove the browned fish pieces on a plate.


Onions and bell peppers are cut into scales and fried in a pan with oil, where the fish is fried.


When the vegetables have softened and browned a little, add the diced tomatoes.

Leave until they leave the juice and become soft. Do all this over a moderate heat and stirring periodically.


Now add the pepper or tomato paste, mix and leave on the fire for 2 minutes. Then pour a small cup of water to get a consistent and beautiful sauce.


Let it boil for 2-3 minutes, season with salt and mix well.


Put the fish pieces in the sauce and let them boil for another 2-3 minutes together.


Then add the chopped garlic and parsley, cover with a lid and turn off the heat. Allow 10-15 minutes to penetrate before serving, during this time you can prepare the polenta :)


Serve hot or cold, it's delicious anyway.

Good appetite!

Quantity: 1 kg (3-4 servings)
Prep time: 30 min
Difficulty: easy
Ready in: 30 min
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