10 Ways to Mix Up Your Summer Seafood Routine

Photo by: James Ransom
Dad's Favorite Seafood Stew
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Serves 4 to 6

1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
4 crushed garlic cloves
6 peeled and seeded roma tomatoes cut ... more 
Photo by: James Ransom
Dad's Favorite Seafood Stew
Save and print this recipe on Food52.

Serves 4 to 6

1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
4 crushed garlic cloves
6 peeled and seeded roma tomatoes cut into thin strips
1cup homemade fish stock, purchased seafood stock or clam juice
1/2 cup dry white wine
1 pound skinned saltwater fish filets(snapper, sole, halibut, cod) cut into 2 inch chunks
16 large peeled and deveined raw shrimp
16 sea scallops
1/2 cup finely shredded fresh basil leaves
1/2 cup chopped flat leaf parsley

1. Heat oil in a 4 to 6 quart pot. Add the crushed garlic and saute on very low heat until fragrant.
2. Add the tomatoes, stock and wine and simmer for about 10 minutes.
3. Add the fish and seafood and simmer for about 5 minutes until just done. Stir in the parsley and basil and serve immediately with bread. less 
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Thu, Jun 20, 2013 3:38 PM EDT

Seafood is practically synonymous with summer. Long days spent by the ocean (at least in our dreams!), and a hankering for fresh, bright flavors make seafood something that's craved during these warm months. Although it could be argued that freshly caught fish and shellfish need no embellishment, there's nothing wrong with a little gussying up. Trust us, these dishes are worth the effort.