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Seafood Stew

This brothy seafood supper is both light and satisfying -- and ready in under 30 minutes.

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  • Servings: 4
Seafood Stew

Source: Everyday Food, October 2009

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for serving
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 1 fennel bulb, trimmed, halved, and thinly sliced, plus fronds for garnish
  • 1 large tomato, cut into large dice
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 12 ounces skinless striped bass or red snapper fillets, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined, or diver scallops, or a combination
  • Crusty bread, for serving

Directions

  1. In a medium Dutch oven or saucepan, combine oil and garlic; cook over medium-high until garlic is fragrant, 1 minute. Add fennel and cook, stirring frequently, until slightly softened, about 3 minutes. Add tomato, season with salt and pepper, and cook, stirring frequently, until tomato is breaking down, about 3 minutes.

  2. Stir in broth and bring stew to a gentle boil. Reduce to a simmer.

  3. Gently fold in seafood. Return to a bare simmer and cook until seafood is opaque throughout, about 3 minutes. Serve stew topped with fennel fronds and a drizzle of oil, with bread alongside.

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