Seafood Stew with Tomatoes and Basil

posted by 7 years ago


¼ c. Olive oil

1 ¼ c. onion, chopped

2 Tbs. garlic, chopped

4 tsp. dried oregano

1 ½ tsp. fennel seeds

2 ½ c. crushed tomatoes with added puree

2 ½ c. bottled clam juice

1 c. dry white wine or chicken broth

2-6 ½ oz. cans chopped clams, drained, liquid reserved

1 lb. uncooked large shrimp, peeled, deveined

1-6 oz. can crabmeat, drained

½ c. chopped fresh basil

Cayenne pepper


Heat olive oil in a heavy large pot over medium heat. Add onion, garlic, oregano and fennel seeds and sauté until onion is tender, about 8 minutes. Add tomatoes, clam juice, white wine and liquid reserved from clams. Increase heat and boil until slightly thickened, about 15 minutes. Add clams, shrimp and crabmeat. Reduce heat and simmer 2 minutes. Mix in fresh basil and simmer until shrimp are just opaque in center, about 2 minutes longer. Season stew to taste with cayenne, salt and pepper.

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