Wonderful Seafood Stew

"Boneless fish fillets and whole shrimp simmer with garlic, herbs, and Cajun spices in a bayou blockbuster of a stew. Health experts recommend eating at least one meal per week that includes fish -- let it be this one."
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  • Thaw fish and shrimp, if frozen.
  • Rinse fish and shrimp; pat dry.
  • Cut the fish into 1-inch pieces.
  • Cover and chill fish pieces and shrimp until needed.
  • In a large saucepan heat olive oil over medium-high heat.
  • Cook and stir onion, carrot, sweet pepper, and garlic in hot oil until tender.
  • Stir in the undrained tomatoes, tomato sauce, chicken broth, wine or chicken broth, bay leaves, dried thyme (if using), Cajun seasoning, cumin, and if desired, crushed red pepper.
  • Bring the mixture to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 20 minutes.
  • Gently stir in the fish pieces, shrimp, and fresh thyme (if using).
  • Cover and simmer about 5 minutes more or until the fish flakes easily when tested with a fork and shrimp are opaque.
  • Remove the bay leaves before serving.

Questions & Replies

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  1. Pamela M.
    can i put mushrooms and/or celery into this recipe


  1. tlbarker72
    I made this tonight for myself and my 2 year old daughter. It was very good! Even my little girl ate it, which surprised me. The flavor is rich and hearty, however next time I will use a little less of the cajun seasoning. The heat level was just a little bit too much for the youngster. I used a filet each of mahi mahi and cod. I also added scallops along with the shrimp. I am definitely keeping this recipe. It's yummy.
  2. gwynn
    This was a wonderful tasting Seafood Stew. Will make this again soon. Thanks for posting.
  3. bduck
    One of the best things I have ever made. I added celery, musles and scallops and subsitiuted paprika for the cajun spice. My friends and family couldn't believe that I was capable of making this. Everyone loved it!!!!
  4. IngridH
    The flavors in this stew are just divine! The thyme, cumin, cajun seasoning and pepper flakes really elevate a basic tomato broth to something special. It has a bit of heat, but not enough to overwhelm the delicate flavors of the fish and shrimp. I did tweak the recipe a touch (sorry, I can't help it!) first by blending the tomato mixture to a less chunky texture after it had simmered for 20 minutes, second by using twice as much seafood as called for. Otherwise, I made just as written. Even without the extra seafood, this is a very hearty, warming dish. Along with a glass of fruity wine and some hearty bread, this makes a wonderful meal! I used cod this time, but I'd love to try it with salmon and mussels as well. I've been looking for a seafood stew recipe for months that was just perfect, I think I can stop looking now! thanks so much for a wonderful lunch, and many more meals to come.
  5. teresas
    Yummy! All around the table, that was what was heard. This is low in fat, calories and sugar. What a great seafood stew. I just served it with some rolls and butter for those lucky people who are not watching their weight. Thanks for posting, this is a keeper. :)


  1. WI Cheesehead
    Annacia, thanks for another great soup. I used 10 oz of shrimp and increased the broth by 1/2 C. I also used celery instead of sweet pepper, also used the red wine. Didn't use the pepper flakes, so it was spicy, but not too hot.



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