Easy Mediterranean Seafood Stew

24 Mar
Mediterranean Seafood Stew

Mediterranean Seafood Stew

The ultimate guilt free comfort food, kinda seems like a total contradiction in terms right? Well, today that`s exactly what I`m bringing you. This simple man`s plan to healthier eating is Mediterranean Seafood Stew. A beautiful rich tomato based broth with yellow tail, shrimp, calamari & clams. This is just what I happened to have but feel free to mix & match your seafood. This recipe is super versatile in that sense. Any firm fish will work beautifully and you can`t go wrong with the addition or substitution of any other delights from the sea. Mussels, crab, scallops, lobster or whatever you choose you can`t lose. What`s better, this dish is super healthy, super easy & quick to prepare & absolutely delicious making it a great choice for those busy weeknights. Pair with some crusty bread & a side salad for a perfect meal.
Here`s what you`ll need for you Mediterranean Seafood Stew:
Serves 4
Whole Peeled Tomatoes- 1  16oz can undrained
White Wine-1 cup
Shrimp Stock, Fish Stock, Clam Juice or water-1 cup
Yellow Tail or fish of your choice-10oz cut in bite size pieces
Shrimp- 10oz peeled & deveined
Calamari Steak-8oz in bite size pieces
Clams- 16oz in the shell
Onion-1 medium cut in half & thinly sliced
Potatoes-1 1/2 cups (optional)
Garlic-2-4 cloves minced
Crushed Red Pepper- 2 teaspoons
Lemon Zest- 2 teaspoons
Lemon- 1/2 juiced
Fresh Basil- small bunch chopped
Parsley- small bunch chopped
S & P to tasteMediteranean Seafood Stew5A quick pic of what I used but feel free to mix & match, you can`t go wrong.

The supporting cast. The potatoes are purely optional here but as I was feeding the guys tonight I wanted some more substance.Mediteranean Seafood Stew2I used new potatoes which I quartered into bite size pieces.Mediteranean Seafood Stew3Add to some salted water & boil for about 10 minutes. Drain & set aside.Mediteranean Seafood Stew4 While the potatoes are cooking peel & slice the onion, mince the garlic & zest the lemon.Mediteranean Seafood Stew6Cut the fish & calamari into bite size pieces.Mediteranean Seafood Stew7Heat a large pot with a splash of olive oil over medium heat & add the onions & crushed red pepper. Stir & cook 5-7 minutes until the onion is soft. Add the garlic & cook a minute more.Mediteranean Seafood Stew8Increase the temperature to medium high & add the tomatoes, reserved potatoes if using and the white wine. Bring to a simmer & cook 8-10 minutes breaking the tomatoes up with a spoon & the wine has evaporated. Add in the stock, clam juice or water & return to a simmer.Mediteranean Seafood Stew9Starting with the fish add to the pot nestling the pieces down into the pot. Simmer 2-3 minutes.Mediteranean Seafood Stew10Into the pool goes the remaining seafood. Simmer another 3-5 minutes until the shrimp are cooked & the clams have opened. Discard any that didn`t. Just about finished. Turn off the heat & add the parsley, basil, lemon zest & lemon juice. Give a stir & you`re ready to serve. Ladle into bowls.

Mediterranean Seafood Stew

Mediterranean Seafood Stew

Mediteranean Seafood Stew14

Mediterranean Seafood Stew

Mediterranean Seafood Stew

Toast up a little good crusty bread to sop up that delicious broth & enjoy your Mediterranean Seafood Stew!!

Mediterranean Seafood Stew

Mediterranean Seafood Stew

Mediterranean Seafood Stew

Ingredients

  • Whole Peeled Tomatoes- 1 16oz can undrained
  • White Wine-1 cup
  • Shrimp Stock, Fish Stock, Clam Juice or water-1 cup
  • Yellow Tail or fish of your choice-10oz cut in bite size pieces
  • Shrimp- 10oz peeled & deveined
  • Calamari Steak-8oz in bite size pieces
  • Clams- 16oz in the shell
  • Onion-1 medium cut in half & thinly sliced
  • Potatoes-1 1/2 cups (optional)
  • Garlic-2-4 cloves minced
  • Crushed Red Pepper- 2 teaspoons
  • Lemon Zest- 2 teaspoons
  • Lemon- 1/2 juiced
  • Fresh Basil- small bunch chopped
  • Parsley- small bunch chopped
  • S & P to taste

Instructions

  1. If using cut the potatoes into bite size pieces. Add to some salted water & boil for about 10 minutes. Drain & set aside.
  2. While the potatoes are cooking peel & slice the onion, mince the garlic & zest the lemon.
  3. Cut the fish & calamari into bite size pieces.
  4. Heat a large pot with a splash of olive oil over medium heat & add the onions & crushed red pepper. Stir & cook 5-7 minutes until the onion is soft. Add the garlic & cook a minute more.
  5. Increase the temperature to medium high & add the tomatoes, reserved potatoes if using and the white wine. Bring to a simmer & cook 8-10 minutes breaking the tomatoes up with a spoon & the wine has evaporated.
  6. Add in the stock, clam juice or water & return to a simmer.
  7. Starting with the fish add to the pot nestling the pieces down into the pot. Simmer 2-3 minutes.
  8. Into the pool goes the remaining seafood. Simmer another 3-5 minutes until the shrimp are cooked & the clams have opened. Discard any that didn`t.
  9. Turn off the heat & add the parsley, basil, lemon zest & lemon juice.
  10. Give a stir & you`re ready to serve. Ladle into bowls.
  11. Toast up a little good crusty bread to sop up that delicious broth & enjoy your Mediterranean Seafood Stew!!
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8 thoughts on “Easy Mediterranean Seafood Stew

  1. Tez – So we gave this a go tonight, with some freestyle substitutions – homemade black bean salsa for the regulation tomatoes, and some left over char for the fish component – and smoked clams, because we had them handy. Amazing. I’m not usually a fan of tomato base soups – this is a wonderful exception that proves the rule. Thanks for sharing! Tony

    • Thanks so much Tony! Freestyle substitutions are the name of the game in cooking, at least for me. Recipes are really just a concept to modify & adjust to your tastes, likes, what`s close at hand or available. So glad you made & enjoyed!

    • Oh Sara, Thanks so much for your kind words!! This is so quick & easy you totally can!!,I mean, come on, this is cooking not the science of baking! Your amazing in the kitchen!! If you make this please let me know how it turned out with any suggestions. I`m always open to improvements!

  2. sounds delicious, Tez, especially with that garlic bread you wrote about not so long ago. And we have some left-over fish…. :-)

    • Thanks so much Deb!! It`s so easy & super delish! As far as the bread you`re definitely going to want it to soak up the broth! Let me know how it turns out.

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