Seafood Stew

Nothing resembles my love for food better than this sumptuous bowl of Seafood Stew. This dish screams freshness and is the epitome of a flavor bomb. Some people assume that a good dish requires time, energy and a 100 different ingredients. Well, maybe some dishes, but definitely not this one! 

This picture above reflects simple ingredients that speak volumes. Although the medley of seafood is the real hero of the dish, I believe that the herbaceous parsley is really what gives it its real depth.  Parsley isn’t one of my regular go-to herbs, especially because it doesn’t really go with my type of cooking. However, its freshness and vibrancy, is really what inspired made me widen my horizon and give it a try. The results were truly comforting.  

If you are looking for a quick, healthy and heartwarming dish, this is the one! Filled with seafood goodness and vibrant flavors, it will leave you craving for more. I hope you will give this a try. Play around with the type of seafood you use. Next time I make this dish, I will surely throw in a few mussels, clams and squid too. The more the merrier!

INGREDIENTS
4-5 cloves of garlic chopped
2 medium sized shallots chopped (1/2 of a medium onion)
1 tbsp Chili flakes (adjust to your liking)
1/2 cup chopped Parsley
4-5 Roma tomatoes chopped (medium sized)
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
Pinch of cinnamon
1/4 lemon 
1 tbsp chicken/fish stock powder or half a stalk cube (optional)
2 cups of water
Assorted seafood (I used a mix of prawns, halibut, and snapper)
1 tbsp olive oil 

STEPS
In a pan, add oil and heat over medium heat. Once the oil is warmed up, add garlic, chili, and shallots, and saute for 5 minutes to let the onions sweat. 

Now add in tomato, parsley, salt, pepper, cinnamon, lemon. Stir for about a minute to let the flavors infuse. Now add water and stock and let the tomatoes break down and cook on medium heat for another 10 minutes. 

At this point, check the balance of flavors and adjust to your liking. Once you have a nice and rich broth, add in your seafood, lower the heat and let it simmer for 7-10 minutes. Please do gauge your timing, as different types of fish take varying times to cook. If you are using a thicker or meatier fish, add that it in a couple of minutes before the rest. 

Once your fish is cooked through and you are happy with the balance of flavors, garnish with some parsley and serve with fresh bread!




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