Monterey Seafood Stew

Total Time
5hrs 30mins
Prep 45 mins
Cook 4 hrs 45 mins

This is a decadent stew that is loaded with seafood. From the Monterey coast in California famous for seafood. Serve with a crusty bread to soak up the juices. Passive time includes marinate time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Dry bass, shrimp and scallops on paper towels.
  2. Cut bass in 1 inch squares.
  3. Pick over scallops to remove any bits of shell.
  4. Place in a deep bowl, add wine and marinate 4 hours in refrigerator.
  5. Cook onions, peppers, celery and garlic in oil until tender but not browned.
  6. Add bay leaves, basil and thyme.
  7. Cook a minute or two to blend flavors.
  8. Add tomatoes and salt and pepper to taste.
  9. Cook uncovered 15-20 minutes, stirring now and then.
  10. Add marinated fish along with wine.
  11. Cook uncovered 6-8 minutes, just until fish is done.
  12. Add lobster, crab and clams.
  13. Heat thoroughly.
  14. Can serve over rice.
Most Helpful

Well here I am correcting a major mistake. I thought that SAUTERNE was a RED wine. It's WHITE. I plan to make this again using...the correct wine. Thank you Shirl for pointing out my error. I will also post a picture with the dish prepared with white wine.

teresas June 04, 2007