Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Seafood Stew

One of our weekday lunch lately, when it was raining the whole week. This is such a simple hearty meal, served with crusty bread.

The recipe was adapted from one of the issue of Super Food Ideas :

Serves 4

1/4 Tsp Saffron threads
1 Tbsp Olive oil
1 Brown onion, finely chopped
2 Garlic cloves, crushed
1 Tsp Ground paprika
2 Tbsp Thyme leaves
3 x 400g Cans Italian chopped tomatoes
1 Cup Fish stock or water
1 Lemon, rind finely grated, juiced
2 Large Potatos, cut into 2-cm cubes
500g Thick white boneless fish, cut into 3-cm pcs
12 Mussels, cleaned, beards removed
12 Green prawns, peeled, deveined

Place saffron threads into a bowl. Add 1 Tbsp hot water, allow to stand for 5 mins. Heat oil in a large deep frying pan over medium heat. Add onion & garlic, cook for 3 - 4 mins, stirring or until tender. Add paprika & thyme, stir until well combined. Cook for 1 - 2 mins or until aromatic.

Add tomatoes, stock, lemon rind, 1/3 cup lemon juice, saffron mixture & potatoes to pan. Bring to boil, reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer, uncovered, for 10 mins or until potatoes are just tender.

Add fish, mussels & prawns to pan. Cover, cook for 8 - 10 mins or until seafood is cooked through. Season with salt & pepper.

* I've omitted the mussels & instead of 500g of fish, I've used a mixture of 500g of fish, scallop & squid. I didn't have fish stock on hand so I changed it to chicken stock.


Cindy Khor said...

wow, you are using saffron in your stew, i heard that it would make the sauce a big difference in taste wise but its a bit too expensive for me...

ganache-ganache said...

Yes, that's why a little goes a long way ! A tiny box of 0.5g cost almost Rm 30, I always buy from Sin each time I go back.

daphne said...

oh yum! That is a hearty stew and I think the saffron would have added the flavour. Would love this with bread.

Jenny Tan said...

Hi there!!! :) Great to be back and see more yummy stuff on your blog! The stew looks REALLY good...gotta try it one of these days. =)

ganache-ganache said...

Daphne : I must have bread with my soup, if not I'll go hungry very fast, am a carbo person !

Jenny : Yes try it, great on a cool day. Can't wait for your next daring Baker's Challenge post :)

The Cooking Ninja said...

ooh...your seafood stew looks so yummy. I'll cook it during autumn. Right now summer is too hot like 38 deg C. :(

Jenny Tan said...

Hi Lorrine, sorry I didn't participate in this months' DB challenge --- jet lag too a bit longer to recover + having a bad cough! :P Hope someday u can take part too! :)


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