Savoury One Pot Seafood Stew

Seafood Stew

This super-easy recipe is ideal for preparation in a galley because, as this post title suggests, it involves throwing everything into just one pot. LOVE that! And if you have a Le Creuset casserole pot or skillet then it is even more perfect for you:

Ingredients & Method:
Tbsp. olive oil    
200g fennel, sliced
200g leeks, finely sliced    
2 garlic cloves, crushed
400g chopped peeled tomatoes    
400g chopped peeled cherry tomatoes
1 tsp saffron threads    
250ml water or seafood stock
600g firm white fish, kingklip, cut into large pieces    
Salt and pepper to season
300g whole prawns, cleaned    
350g fresh uncooked mussels, rinsed well
200ml white wine      

+ In the oval casserole dish, sauté the fennel in 1 Tbsp. olive oil until lightly golden and set aside.
+ In the same pan, add the leeks and sauté until softened, add the garlic and cook for a further 2 minutes.
+ Add the tins of tomatoes, saffron and liquid and simmer for 15 minutes. Preheat oven to 200°c.
+ Pat the fish dry and season on both sides.
+ Place a separate pan on a high heat and cook the fish in 1 tbsp. olive oil for 5 minutes, turning once. Set aside. Then cook the prawns in the same pan until they turn pink, do not overcook them as they will become tough. Set the prawns aside, do not wipe the pan clean. Place that pan on a high heat and when it is very hot quickly add the mussels and wine and cover with a lid. Steam the mussels for 10mins or until their shells have all opened and are they are cooked through.
+ Discard any mussels that have not opened.
+ Drain the mussels, keeping the liquid and add this to the tomato sauce. This mussel broth will add great flavour to the dish. Season to taste. Add the fish, prawns and mussels to the tomato stew, mix well then cover with a lid and cook in a preheated oven for 15 minutes to allow all the flavours to combine and develop further.
+ Scatter with parsley and lemon wedges. Perfect with basmati rice or crusty bread.

Thanks to E & S Trading for this recipe.

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