Spain on a Fork > All Recipes > Main Dishes > Spanish Salmon & Vegetable Stew | Packed with Flavors and Easy to Make
All Recipes, Main Dishes / July 31, 2023

Spanish Salmon & Vegetable Stew | Packed with Flavors and Easy to Make

This Spanish Salmon & Vegetable Stew, known as Marmitako de Salmon, is possibly one of the best salmon dishes that hail from Spain, but more specifically, El País Vasco in the north of the country. We´re talking layers of amazing flavors, seriously easy to make and done in about 40 minutes.

Spanish Salmon & Vegetable Stew
For this recipe I used fresh salmon fillets, but you can also use frozen salmon here. Just make sure to fully thaw out beforehand. If salmon is not your thing, you can substitute for any other type of firm fish, such as: Cod, Tuna or even Halibut.

Spanish Salmon & Vegetable Stew
Important to use potatoes that are a bit more waxy than starchy to make this recipe. As they hold their shape better when cooked in stews. I used new potatoes, but you can also use yukon gold, golden delight or even red potatoes.

Spanish Salmon & Vegetable Stew

TIPS & TRICKS to Make this Recipe: You can serve this stew warm or even at room temperature. It will hold for up to 3 to 4 days in the fridge in an air-tight container. If you can´t find fish broth in your area, you can also use vegetable broth, chicken broth or even water.

Spanish Salmon & Vegetable Stew

Key Ingredients & Cookware I used in this Recipe:

If you´re not already subscribed to my youtube channel, become a subscriber and click on the bell icon to be notified everytime I release a new video.

Support Spain on a Fork. Get your Spain on a Fork Apron and other awesome Merchandise here.
Spain on a Fork Apron
Your SUPPORT Helps Spain on a Fork Keep Going

Join Me on Patreon!
Spain on a Fork Patreon

Watch the Video Below on How to Make this Spanish Salmon & Vegetable Stew

Spanish Salmon & Vegetable Stew | Marmitako de Salmon

Course Main Course
Cuisine Spanish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 416 kcal


  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 45 ml
  • 1 onion
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 1 tsp sweet smoked Spanish paprika 2.50 grams
  • 1 tsp dried thyme 1 gram
  • 2 tomatoes (finely grated)
  • 2 potatoes (medium in size)
  • 1/2 cup white wine 120 ml
  • 2 1/2 cups fish broth 600 ml
  • 2 salmon fillets 8 oz / 250 grams each
  • pinch sea salt
  • dash black pepper
  • handful fresh parsley


  1. Finely chop the onion, roughly chop the garlic and finely chop the bell peppers

  2. Heat a stock pot with a medium heat and add in the olive oil

  3. Once the oil is hot add in the chopped vegetables, mix continuously with the olive oil, after 3 to 4 minutes and the vegetables are lightly sauteed, add in the paprika and thyme, quickly mix together, then add in the grated tomato, mix together and then simmer without mixing

  4. In the meantime, cut the potatoes (peeled) into 1 inch (2.50 cm) bite-sized pieces

  5. Once the grated tomato has slightly thickened, about 4 minutes, add in the chopped potatoes, the white wine and season with sea salt & black pepper, mix together and then simmer without mixing

  6. After 3 minutes and the alcohol has cooked off in the wine, add in the broth, raise to a high heat and bring to a boil, then place a lid on the pan and lower to a low-medium heat

  7. Meanwhile, pat the salmon fillets dry with paper towels, then season with sea salt & black pepper and cut each fillet into 1 inch (2.50 cm) bite-sized pieces

  8. After simmering the stew for 20 to 25 minutes and the potatoes are just cooked through, add in the chunks of salmon, gently mix together, then place the lid back on the pan and simmer for 3 to 5 minutes or until the salmon is cooked, then remove from the heat

  9. Transfer into shallow bowls and sprinkle with chopped fresh parsley, enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Get the Spanish Paprika I used to make this recipe

Nutrition Facts
Spanish Salmon & Vegetable Stew | Marmitako de Salmon
Amount Per Serving
Calories 416 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Polyunsaturated Fat 5g
Monounsaturated Fat 10g
Cholesterol 62mg21%
Sodium 547mg24%
Potassium 1336mg38%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 29g58%
Vitamin A 1347IU27%
Vitamin C 86mg104%
Calcium 95mg10%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Disclosure: At Spain on a Fork, we offer affiliate links to help you find what you need to re-create our recipes. If you like what we do, you can support us through our chosen links, which earn us a commission, but you still pay the same price. Learn more here.


  1. Hilary Kingston

    Love your website, really just what I have always wanted

    31 . Jul . 2023
    • Spain on a Fork

      Happy to hear that! Thanks for the comment 🙂 Much love

      31 . Jul . 2023
  2. Ramya

    Cant wait to make this soon for me can i use tofu / vegetable broth and skip red and green bell peppers as am not a big fan of red and green bell peppers and wine as i dont use alcohol at hone i never had spanish salmon and vegetable stew before perfect for raining days in Singapore and after office meals love your recipes as always brightens up my day everyday after work

    31 . Jul . 2023
    • Spain on a Fork

      Sounds great Ramya! Thanks for the comment 🙂 Much love

      31 . Jul . 2023

Leave A Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating