Creamy seafood stew

Creamy seafood stew

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Cooking time

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 25 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

A low-fat seafood stew that tastes anything but, and all ready in 30 minutes too

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
270
protein
31g
carbs
11g
fat
9g
saturates
3g
fibre
1g
sugar
6g
salt
2.22g

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 celery sticks, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 175ml white wine
  • 300ml chicken stock
  • 1 tbsp cornflour, mixed to a paste with 1 tbsp cold water
  • 400g bag frozen seafood mix, defrosted
  • small bunch dill, chopped
  • 5 tbsp half-fat crème fraîche
  • garlic bread, to serve

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Method

  1. Heat the oil in a large frying pan and cook the onion and celery until soft but not coloured, about 10 mins. Throw in the garlic and cook for 1 min more. Pour in the wine and simmer on a high heat until most has disappeared.
  2. Pour in the stock and cornflour mix and simmer for 5-10 mins, stirring often until thickened. Season, then add the seafood and most of the dill. Simmer for a few mins until piping hot, then stir in the crème fraîche.
  3. Meanwhile, cook the garlic bread following pack instructions. Divide the stew into warm bowls and scatter with the remaining dill. Serve with garlic bread for dipping into the stew.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, May 2011

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emilysenior's picture

Delicious! I left out the celery and used 350g seafood - it was just right for two. I'll be making this one again - so simple to make and impressive looking. The dill does make all the difference.

thestubbs's picture

Really lovely healthy meal. Agree that the portions are small so added a bag of mixed salmon, smoked haddock and cod to bulk it out. Definitely will make again.

emma-penrose's picture
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I love this...I've made it sooo many times, and every I have cooked it for love it too! Tonight is the first time I have strayed from the exact recipe, as I was missing several ingredients, I used chicken stock instead of fish, no dill, no celery but extra onion, and I added a red chilli with the garlic. Was still really good, but I missed the dill! Next time I';m going to add some risotto rice, after adding the wine and use red pepper instead of celery and try it as a paella style risotto dish!

despinamina's picture
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simple, easy, tasty and economical

lilal0's picture
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Yum....so easy to make and very tasty . I served with garlic bread and some plain rice .

stuartk0's picture
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Very tasty meal - if only all restaurant food was this tasty. Recipe was only enough for 2 adults though. I guess it could be bulked out with some veg or fish to make it for 3-4.

Would have to say that its the sauce which provides tha flavour, rather than the seafood, so I guess there are options to play around with what's cooked in the sauce. I imagine that using fresh seafood would make this spectacular - though would obviously require properly cooking it.

The dill is a key part of the dish, though would suggest only using a bit (maybe 4-5 stalks) as it could overpower the other flavours.

I used a Muscadet (and drank the rest with the meal), which went perfectly.

pikolet's picture
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I have made this a few times and my family (finicky husband and a 4 year old ) and I absolutely love it. I used a mix of shrimp, mussels and octopus. The dill is essential- don't leave it out! And the garlic bread goes with it perfectly.

topcat554's picture
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A perfect recipe. Easy to make with delicious results every time. Have served it with brown rice for a change also made it with just prawns and poured over grilled white fish (cod, plaice). Love it.

jcrawford323's picture
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I used two leeks as I'm not too keen on celery and added potatoes to bulk it out. Even with the potatoes the portion sizes were small. I made this for myself but ate it over three days - it was nice the first day but I think it tasted better the second and third with some fresh crusty bread. Easy to make and v tasty, will definitely make again.

jennykowalczyk's picture
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Really tasty, the garlic bread goes incredibly well. I tend to double the amount of seafood though, it does need the extra substance. As many have said, don't bother without the dill, it's really a must for this dih to work!

olivelady101's picture

This is a great recipe - fast yet tasty. I used only 150 ml white wine and 200ml stock and added 200 ml plain yoghurt instead of creme fraiche. I also sprinkled a little cajun spice on the onions while they were frying. Everyone was impressed!

lumene's picture
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This was very tasty and surprisingly easy to make. The white wine definitely brings it a nice flavour, but the dish becomes much nicer if you add a little salmon in it. I will definitely do this again soon

jburton's picture
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Ive made this stew a few times now and it turns out beautiful every time. This time I'm going to do it a little differently. We've have a huge amount of Marrow, Courgette, Pumpkin and Squash so I'm going to cut these into little chunks and cook them along side the onion and celery, continue with the rest of the recipe as it states but instead of adding seafood this time I 'll lay a panfried Seabass fillet on the top when serving.

rachelcross's picture
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Tried this and it was lovely. Will definitely have another go!

thecherub's picture
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We loved this dish. Easy and quick to do, had it with garlic bread as well, yummy to dip in. The dill makes all the difference. Will definately make again

wizzkid's picture
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Lovely! felt it was missing veg so added a few cooked and chopped new potatoes and some baby corn and mange tout.

lesley1142's picture
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We loved this. I did change a bit which I don't usually do - leeks for celery, mixed herbs for dill and cider instead of wine but it was still delish. The quantities were fine for us (2 adults/2 children) but agree you may need more for 4 adults. I served it with garlic bread (sooo yummy dipped in!), green beans and carrots. It's now stored in my favs as I've always got mixed seafood in the freezer.

lindaloca's picture
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Really delicious, great seafood recipie!

jnduggan's picture
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Delicious! Made this instead of our usual roast as the sun was shining! Was absolutely lovely, used a mix of seafood (meant for a fish pie) salmon, cod, smoked haddock and lots of prawns, also used a knorr herb infusion pot as well as the stock, also used fresh dill and served with garlic bread. Fab!

cowen84's picture
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Just made this for dinner tonight, my seafood pack didn't contain scallops, so i bought some fresh from the fish counter, quartered and poached them in the sauce for a couple of minutes before adding the rest of the seafood to heat through. I couldn't locate any fresh dill at my local supermarket, so just used parsley. Very tasty, perfect portion sizes (i halved the recipe easily) and very yummy with the garlic bread. Will definitely be making this again.
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