Simple Seafood Stew
Recipe type: Main Dish, Soup
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Serves: 4-6
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped shallot or white onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 4 cups diced tomatoes with juice (I use Pomi brand)
  • 1 cup dry white wine (optional)
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4-1 teaspoon Aleppo pepper, or crushed red pepper (I use about 3/4 teaspoon, but I like spicy)
  • 2 pounds assorted seafood, frozen or fresh (I used mussels, squid, shrimp, and bay scallops)
  • snipped fresh chives
  1. In a 5-quart saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the shallot and cook, stirring frequently, until it just starts to soften. Add the garlic, tomatoes and juice, white wine, water, smoked paprika, and Aleppo pepper. Bring to a low boil.
  2. Add in your seafood and cover the pot. Cook until the mussels have just opened and the shrimp have just turned pink--this will literally only take 3-5 minutes. Stir in the chives, and taste to adjust the seasoning, if needed. Salt levels will depend on the type of tomatoes you use, as well as the seafood. Serve hot.
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