I’ll admit that I am a horrible fisher in World of Warcraft. Since I started so incredibly late, my fishing skills are insanely sub-par. I basically can only catch the dinky little fish. However, on the rare occasion when I can catch a normal sized fish, it’s pretty exciting.
AWW YEAH, NOW I ONLY HAVE TO CATCH 9 MORE OF THESE INSTEAD OF 19 MORE SO I CAN COMPLETE THIS GARRISON DAILY!
I’ve been trying to simultaneously level up my fishing and cooking, so I’ve been spending a lot of time sitting in my garrison next to a roaring fire.
When I first stared cooking in WoW, I thought that Sturgeon Stew looked amazing and I had to recreate it somehow. So, I did some research and looked around at my local grocery stores for a fish that would vaguely replicate the appearance of the actual in-game item.
However, I honestly didn’t expect that I would find sturgeon at my local grocery store…
If you can’t find sturgeon, you can substitute another fish such as swordfish or cod.
Since the Sturgeon Stew in game has a reddish broth, I decided to create a tomato-based soup. This is similar to a bourdeto, which is basically a Greek fish stew similar to the Italian cioppino.
Let’s get cooking!
- 1 teaspoon of olive oil
- 1 cup of white wine
- 2 cups of fish stock
- 2 bay leaves
- 1/2 onion, roughly chopped
- 5 sprigs of basil, roughly sliced
- 5 cloves of garlic, thinly sliced
- 4 red potatoes, quartered
- 2 tomatoes, roughly chopped
- 1/3 lb of dandelion greens
- 1 1/2 lbs of sturgeon, deboned
Prep time for this dish is roughly 30 minutes. Cook time is about 45 minutes. This makes about 4 servings.
- Set a large pot to high heat.
- Once the pot is up to temperature, add in your olive oil and sautee your garlic and onions.
- Reduce to medium heat and add in your tomatoes and basil.
- Stir the ingredients gently and allow the vegetables to sweat.
- Add in your white wine and fish stock.
- Add in your bay leaf and stir.
- Season the soup with salt and pepper to taste.
- Add in your chopped potatoes.
- Let this cook for about 30 minutes.
- After about 30 minutes, or until the potatoes are soft, add in your sturgeon.
- Gently ladle liquid over the sturgeon.
- Add in your dandelion greens.
- Cover the pot with a lid and cook for ~15 more minutes.
- Remove your 2 bay leaves.
So my goal was to try to make the stew look exactly like the in-game item. I think I got pretty close?
I didn’t actually serve the dish like that though. I’M A LIAR! I cut the sturgeon into more manageable pieces:
I’m sure if you sit there and eat this sturgeon stew for at least 10 seconds, you’ll gain some sort of haste buff… or at least, you’ll feel well fed for a while.