Monterey Seafood Stew

"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."
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Ready In:
5hrs 30mins




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

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  1. 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.


I live in a small rural town in central California. I am lucky enough to live and work in my community. I am the site coordinator for an after school program where we enroll over 100 students. My motto is there are no bad kids only bad parents. I have one daughter that is now in her second year of college and a husband that is the worse critic when it comes to food. He either likes it or doesn't no in between. I have been at the zaar for over a year now and continue to go back and forth on buying a membership, right now I'm going for buying. Trying to convince myself that it is only $2.00 a month and I could clean up that nonmember cookbook and get it organized so I might be able to find something :)I'm kinda a pack rat when it comes to food, I always have back ups and sometimes back ups for the back ups. My husband always tells everyone if there is a national disaster come to our house shirley will be able to feed an army. So yall are welcome too :)Edited to add i joined 12-31-06 my Christmas prsent to myself!
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