I just finished making a big pot of this stew - it is DELICIOUS! I used clams, mussels, crab and shrimp, and cooking white wine. I also used more garlic, onion and parsley than the recipe called for, and added an entire hot pepper, instead of hot sauce (we like our foods spicy). I also added the clams and mussels directly into the sauce instead of "precooking" them...it came out perfect. Definitely a restaurant quality dish at home! My fiancé devoured it. Will definitely make again.