Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Seafood stew for Ad and Flavs x

I haven't shared any recipes lately - very slack of me, so I thought it was time to spread the love. This seafood broth was an absolute winner. I found half price seafood marinara mix at the shops and was determined to do something other than pasta. This broth was delicious with warm, crusty bread to soak up the juices. I gave the recipe to a guy from work - and he's made in twice in the two weeks since! Winner! (And brownie points for me, the new girl!)

The best bit is that you can prepare it before guests arrive, leave it simmering over a low low heat while you indulge in a glass of welcome vino, and then when you're ready to eat, chuck in the seafood and within five minutes, you've got a meal on the table! And all that during an ad break in Masterchef!

2 Tbspn olive oil
2 onions, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
3 cups fish stock
250mL dry white wine
400g can whole peeled tomatoes
2 sprigs oregano
2 bulbs of fennel, trimmed (reserving leaves), cored and thinly sliced (I don't LOVE fennel, so replaced this with about half to one teaspoon of ground fennel)
1/2 tspn dried chilli flakes
1kg mixed seafood marinara mix
1 Tbspn flat leaf parsley

Heat olive oil in a large saucepan, add onions and garlic and cook over medium heat for 5-8 minutes or until soft. Stir in stock, wine, tomatoes and their juices and oregano and bring to the boil. Add fennel, chilli flakes and salt to taste and simmer, covered, over low-medium heat for 10 minutes. Add seafood and cook, covered for about 2-4 minutes or until the prawns just change colour. Don't overcook, otherwise your calamari will go chewy. Sprinkle with parsley then adjust seasoning to taste and serve immediately with crusty bread.


Barramundi importers said...

Seafood is good for you because it is low in fat and high in protein. Most fish contain oils that are called omega-3. These oils can help prevent some diseases and treat certain types of illness. The eel is one type of seafood that contains a high fat content, but only a very few types of seafood contain fat.

Kimberlee said...

oh sheesh, no pressure for our dinner date at my house next week.... and I was hoping i hadn't cooked you my one hit wonder salami risotto - but having you ask for the recipe (which i will send asap) makes me realise I've done it before. Thinking cap on for something yummy to cook in the new kitchen xxx

Anonymous said...

The soup was amazing, the table looked casual chic and the company was second to none! Kate, you really are pretty fantastic! love flavs xxx

Kate said...

Thanks Flavs! I did pretty well with my choice of company, didn't I?! Must have you round for your birthday dinner soon x

Kimbo - I'm still waiting for that recipe! Looking forward to Thursday night, lovey x