Seafood Stew

Looking for a great seafood stew that doesn't take all day to prepare? From cioppino to bouillabaisse to gumbo, these easy seafood stew recipes deliver other-fish options with good flavor and little fuss.

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Red Wine-Braised Baby Octopus with Black Olives

Food & Wine

Gently braised in red wine until tender, this octopus is simmered in a rich, robust sauce that would be wonderful with a chewy, mouth-filling red wine.

Total: 1 hr 30 mins

Oyster and Scallop Stew

Better Homes and Gardens

In American Colonial days, waters along the Eastern seaboard brimmed with oysters. Because many abstained from eating meat on Christmas Eve, scallops and oysters became a holiday food. As the railroad stretched across the country, oysters were transported to the plains. Today, even Midwesterners serve oyster stew on Christmas Eve or New Year's Eve.

Total: 30 mins

Bouillabaisse

Food & Wine

This classic Provencal seafood stew is loaded with clams, lobster and fish in a broth delicately flavored with fennel and pastis, a licorice-flavored aperitif. "There are no real rules to this dish except to use what's fresh," chef Ethan Stowell says. Make or buy a good fish stock and add different seafood at different times, so nothing is under- or overcooked (clams go in first; snapper and halibut go in last). The rouille, a sauce made with cayenne, garlic, bread crumbs and olive oil, is the perfect finishing touch.

Total: 2 hrs

Seafood Stew

Better Homes and Gardens

Serve slices of crusty French bread to soak up every last drop of this savory seafood stew.

Creamy Shrimp and Spinach Stew

Better Homes and Gardens

A dash of nutmeg brings out the best in the shrimp and emphasizes the slightly sweet, nutty taste of Gruyere cheese.

Total: 30 mins

Moroccan Seafood Stew

Ladies' Home Journal

Moroccan Bouillabaisse

Better Homes and Gardens

Pinches of cumin, cinnamon, and saffron give this seafood favorite an African twist.

Total: 1 hr 15 mins

Spicy Seafood Stew

Better Homes and Gardens

For a taste of the South, fish fillet and shrimp flavor this satisfying stew that's low in calories and fat.

Seafood Stew

EatingWell

Our rich stew is made with green beans. The saffron contributes a pungent flavor and intense yellow color.

Total: 30 mins

Bouillabaisse with Spicy Rouille

EatingWell

This famous Provencal stew was traditionally a catchall for fishermen's catch of the day. Our version uses ocean-friendly calamari, tilapia and scallops.

Total: 1 hr 30 mins

Scallops in Saffron-Tarragon Broth

EatingWell

Tomatoes, tarragon and white wine make a fragrant broth for the scallops in this vibrantly colored easy one-pot stew. Make it a meal: Serve with a simple green salad and sop up the leftover broth with toasted whole-grain baguette.

Total: 35 mins

Italian Fish Stew

Diabetic Living

This fish and shrimp stew is often served over crostini or toast. With less than 200 calories per serving, it makes a great diet lunch or light dinner.

Total: 30 mins

Seafood Gumbo

Atkins - Phase 2

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Total: 40 mins

Seafood Bouillabaisse

Better Homes and Gardens

Add a little French flair to your table with this shrimp, scallop, mussel, and whitefish-loaded soup. Check fresh mussels carefully before adding to the broth and discard any mussels that gap open and do not close when tapped lightly with a finger.

Seafood Minestrone

Better Homes and Gardens

This seafood version of the classic Italian soup uses shrimp, pasta, beans, and tomatoes. Serve this healthy 30-minute recipe when time is short.

Total: 30 mins

Classic Oyster Stew: Oh, Yeah!

Oysters might not be for everyone, but those who love them are passionate. It's easy to understand why -- there's something singularly luxurious about their texture, and when they're raw, they exude the fresh, briny essence of the sea. Oyster stew, traditionally made with a large helping of heavy cream and a mountain of butter, was created to showcase these bivalves, which are poached to creamy perfection in the stew.

Get Your Gumbo On!

If you've ever been to New Orleans and ordered up a steaming bowl of dark, rich gumbo, you know the magic of this special stew. The key to its velvety texture and deep color is a carefully made roux, cooked down low and slow. Stop too soon and you'll end up with a pallid, insipid soup--what you're looking for is for the mixture of fat and flour to turn the color of toasted peanut butter.

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