Walk the Plank Stew

Bring the kids on board for this swashbuckling cooking adventure right in your own kitchen. This one-pot meal makes learning to cook easy and exciting, and kids can’t wait to taste the results of the recipe they can help you make.


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 2 celery stalks, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seeds, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon caraway seeds, crushed
  • 1 small can diced tomatoes
  • 2-3 large potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 1 package Sea Best Cod, thawed and cut into chunks
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 tablespoons parsley, chopped
  • Goldfish® crackers for garnish

Garlic Butter Garnish:

  • 1 stick salted butter, softened
  • 1 garlic clove, microplaned
  • ½ teaspoon hot sauce (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped


  1. In soup pot, cook onion, celery and bay leaf in 2 tablespoons olive oil for 6-8 minutes over medium heat.
  2. Add garlic, caraway, bay leaf and fennel; stir and cook for 30 seconds.
  3. Add tomatoes and stir. 
  4. Add potatoes and stock and bring to a simmer; simmer for 20 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
  5. Add fish and simmer for another 3-5 minutes (seasoning with salt and pepper to taste) until fish flakes easily with a fork. 
  6. Add fresh parsley and pour into bowls.
  7. Mix all garlic butter garnish ingredients together; let kids spoon garlic butter atop each bowl of stew.
  8. Serve with Goldfish® crackers.

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