A special "Feast of the Seven Fishes" stew for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve or any special night at the holidays. The seven fishes included in this tomato based stew are mussels, shrimp (tail off), clams, flounder, calamari, scallops and crab. The stew comes together quickly on the stovetop in approximately 35 minutes and is light and flavorful. It can be served alone (we recommend having some crusty bread on the side) or over pasta such as linguini. If you are serving it over pasta it can stretch further-- i.e. you can get 3 servings rather than 2.
Hands on time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: Stovetop: 30-35 minutes.
Thaw before cooking if frozen. Heat a large pot to medium-high. Add the contents of the tomato/clam bag. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium low and simmer for 10 mins. Add the shrimp, scallops, calamari and mussels and cover. Continue simmering (covered) over medium low heat for 15 mins, or until mussels have opened and the shrimp have turned light orange in color. Add the fish filets and crab last and simmer (covered) for another 5-10 mins. Spoon stew into bowls. Serve with rolls or over pasta. >
Ingredients: Flounder, shrimp, mussels, scallops, clams, calamari, lump crabmeat, tomatoes, onions, peppers, garlic, olive oil, tomato paste, basil, oregano, salt.