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Flemish fish or chicken stew

Vis Waterzooi

The most famous Belgian stew, waterzooï was a favourite of Emperor of Charles V and often appears on menus in the Hauts-de-France.

Made with sea or freshwater fish or with chicken, it includes carrots, onions, leeks, potatoes and parsley in a vegetable stock thickened with an egg yolk and cream, often with a splash of beer or white wine added at the end.


Soups, stews and casseroles

Text © Dana Facaros

Image by Smabs Sputzer (1956-2017)