Fish Tumbet

18 February 2024

Who doesn't know tumbet, one of the most traditional of Mallorcan dishes? Simply, this is a wonderful casserole of whatever your veg garden has to offer during the summer season: tomatoes, eggplant, zucchini, peppers … Here, we give you the recipe for the cold weather cousin to the warm weather staple. This version isn’t vegetarian but it is delicious.

Ingredients (Serves 4) #

500g hake or angelfish
4 large tomatoes, chopped
4 medium potatoes
2 medium aubergines (eggplant)
3 large green peppers
1 chopped onion
2 garlic cloves chopped
Olive oil
Sea salt

Method #

  • Cut the fish into small fillets, fry it and put to one side.
  • Wash the aubergines and cut them into fine slices Leave them in a colander with salt for an hour to remove the bitterness. Then sprinkle with flour, fry and put to one side.
  • Aside, cut the peppers into long strips and fry them on a low flame.
  • Peel and wash the potatoes, cut them into fine slices and fry them, season them and place them in quite a deep round earthenware dish (around 23 mm).
  • Place alternate layers of fried peppers, aubergines and fish and repeat the operation with potatoes and peppers.
  • Meanwhile, make a sauce by gently frying the onion, garlic and the tomatoes. Leave everything in the oil for a few minutes, and then strain through a sieve.
  • Pour this sauce on the tumbet and bake for a few minutes on medium heat.

Affordable Mallorca Tip: Some people serve with a boiled/fried egg or bread.


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18 February, 2024

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