Summer Seafood Stew - Our Favourite Hearty Recipe of the Month
Learn to prepare a Hearty meal this weekend with our Summer Seafood Stew Recipe!
A light and flavourful fennel-tomato broth with Chorizo. This can be made in 30 minutes! Serve with crusty bread to mop up all the juices or if going gluten free, sub cannellini beans for extra heartiness!
– 200g crumbled Chorizo
– 2 cups finely diced Fennel (one large bulb)
– 1 cup finely diced Onion (half a large Onion)
– 4 Garlic cloves, smashed and roughly diced
– 2 tablespoons Tomato Paste
– 1 cup Dry White Wine
– 4 cups Chicken Stock (or a good fish stock)
– 1 teaspoon Fish Sauce (leave out if using fish stock)
– 2 medium Tomatoes- diced (or one can of diced Tomatoes and juices)
– 240g firm fish like Halibut, Talapia, Mahi Mahi, or Salmon
– 450g Mussels (or sub Clams)
– 450g large Prawns, raw, peeled and de-veined (or sub Scallops)
– ½ teaspoon Chili Flakes or Cayenne
– Salt and Pepper to taste
– ½ cup chopped Flat Leaf Parsley
– 1 Lemon
– Crusty Bread or 1 cup of Cannellini Beans
1.In a large heavy bottom deep skillet or Dutch oven, brown the chorizo in a little olive oil. (Remove from casing and break up or crumble into small bite-size pieces). Once browned, set aside. Pour off the fat, wipe out skillet with paper towel.
2. In same skillet, heat the olive oil on med-high heat. Add fennel, stirring often for about 3 minutes. Add onion, turn heat down to med and saute both until tender, about 8-10 minutes. Add garlic, sauté 3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until garlic starts turn golden. Add tomato paste. Turn heat up to high, constantly stirring, until paste darkens, about 3 more minutes. You are basically frying the paste to deepen the flavour of the dish.
3. Add white wine and turn heat down to medium-high, stirring until it cooks down by half, about 2 minutes. Add chicken stock, tomatoes, browned chorizo, and fish sauce and bring to a simmer.
4. Add salt and pepper to taste, and chili flakes. If using chorizo, the broth may be salty enough – each chorizo is different. Squeeze with half the lemon. Taste. You want the broth to taste rich and flavourful.
5. Add fish, simmer a couple minutes and add prawns, simmer a couple minutes, then add mussels. Remember the larger the prawns or mussels or fish pieces the longer they take to cook, so look at all your seafood ingredients and determine which will take the longest to cook, putting them in first.
6. Taste, adjust salt and lemon to your preferences.
7. Divide among bowls and Finish with the fresh parsley.