This is very healthy (clean eating, Paleo) and fresh, so there is no guilt here! Indulge!
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook Time: Roughly 50 minutes
Serves: 4 large portions
1 white onion, diced
1 stalk celery, diced
1 large shallot, diced
2 cloves of garlic, diced
1 tbsp butter
1 tbsp oil
1 tsp red pepper flakes, or more to taste
1 tsp parsley, and more for garnishing
1 tsp oregano
Salt and pepper to taste
2 cups beef broth or stock (homemade preferably)
1 can diced tomatoes, with juice
1 cup clam juice
1 cup diced roasted red peppers (from a jar soaked in water is fine)
1 pound fresh halibut or cod (has to be a thick white fish), cut into thick chunks
1 pound shrimp, cleaned, tails removed, and divined
1 pound sea scallops (not bay scallops, they shrink way too small for this hearty dish)
1 pound fresh mussels, cleaned and scrubbed--shells left on for presentation
Already you are thinking this has a lot of ingredients. Most of it you should have in your house, your big purchases should only really be the seafood which will run you about $20. Purchase it when it is on sale (white fish goes on sale about every two weeks), and frozen mussels are pretty cheap.
1. Heat olive oil and butter in a deep pan over medium high heat until melted.
2. Add your diced onion and celery--allow to cook for about 10 minutes until brown.
3. Add your diced shallots, garlic, and diced peppers, stirring frequently until soft--about 5 minutes.
5. Season with salt, pepper, oregano, and parsley.
6. Reduce heat to simmer with a partially closed lid and allow to cook for approximately 45 minutes. Sitr frequently.
8. Once reduced add your scallops and white fish, cover partially and cook for 5 minutes.
9. After 5 minutes stir in (lightly, don't break up the fish) your shrimp and cleaned mussels and cook for about 5 minutes.
10. When the mussels open up it's done. Any mussel that did not open on it's own throw away--IT'S BAD! You should at least have one or two of these.
Serve with shells for presentation. Garnish with cheese and more parsley.