Simple Seafood Stew

This is a really easy but delicious and comforting meal. It can be made with many combinations of seafood, see what your fishmonger has to offer.

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Simple Seafood Stew

Portions: 2 Portions

Preparation: 10 minutes

Cooking: 15 - 20 minutes


Stew Base

  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • pinch dried chilli flakes
  • 1 can of chopped tomatoes
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 200ml red wine
  • 1 bay leaf


  • 8 large prawns, peeled and deveined
  • 200g firm white fish steak or fillet, with or without skin, sliced into large pieces (bone may be left in), a combination of fish works well eg. halibut, monkfish, gurnard etc.
  • 100g squid rings
  • 200g mussels

To Sevre

  • juice and zest of 1 lemon
  • 4 tbsp parsley, finely chopped
  • maldon salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • accompany with bread eg baguette, garlic bread etc.


  1. Stew Base:Heat the oil in a large saucepan over a moderate high heat. Stir in the onion and sweat until soft and transparent. Add the chilli flakes and garlic and cook for a further 30 seconds. Mix in the tomatoes, red wine and bay leaf, bring to the boil and reduce to a steady simmer. Leave the sauce to reduce for 10 minutes, stirring regularly.
  2. Seafood:Stir the prawns and fish into the stew base and cook for a couple of minutes until just cooked. Mix in the squid rings and place the mussels in the stew, cover with a lid and leave to cook for 3-5 minutes until all the mussels have opened (any that don't open should be discarded).
  3. To Serve:Stir in the lemon juice and zest, parsley and season with maldon salt and freshly ground black pepper. sprinkle with a little extra parsley and serve accompanied with bread of your choice. Serve.