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Viudo de Pescado (Fish Widower) |mycolombianrecipes.com

Viudo de Pescado (Fish Widower)

Erica Dinho
5 from 5 votes


  • 10 cups of water
  • ½ white onion cut into big pieces
  • 2 whole garlic cloves
  • 2 scallions
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 green plantains peeled and cut into big pieces
  • 1 pound of yuca peeled and cut into pieces
  • 6 small potatoes peeled
  • ½ pound of pumpkin peeled and cut into pieces
  • 2 pounds of fish swordfish or catfish cut into pieces
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup of hogao Colombian tomato sauce


  • In a large pot place the water with the onions, garlic cloves, scallions, cumin, salt, pepper and the plantains. Cook over medium heat for about 5 minutes.
  • Reduce the heat to medium-low. Add the potatoes, yuca and pumpkin, and cook for about 10 minutes more.
  • Add the fish and cook for about 10 to 15 minutes more or until the vegetables are tender and the fish is cooked. Place all the vegetables and fish on individual plates except the broth, dividing the fish, and vegetables evenly.
  • Then top with hogao and serve with white rice and avocado on the side. Taste and adjust the seasoning. Serve the broth in small bowls and garnish with fresh cilantro.
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