Tuscan Seafood Stew

This simple, healthy and easy Tuscan Seafood Stew is perfect for dinner or a special occasion filled with fresh clams, shrimp and fish.

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Incredibly easy to make. Tastes restaurant quality! Healthy Tuscan Seafood Stew

Making this healthy Tuscan Seafood Stew was so fun for me. I joined with 11 other bloggers to bring to you a Feast of Seven Fishes. Feast of Seven Fishes is an Italian meal served on Christmas Eve to celebrate with friends and family. Even though the number seven is in the title, the meal can actually have many different number of courses, but they are all seafood. I am bringing you the soup or stew course. Even though I am calling this dish a stew, I would say it is somewhere in between a soup or stew. A seafood stew has to have lots of delicious, aromatic broth to dip bread in. In my mind it is an absolute necessity.

Incredibly easy to make. Tastes restaurant quality! Healthy Tuscan Seafood Stew
While seafood can often be expensive, this dish was actually considered more of a peasant dish. Fish mongers would make a stew out of leftover bits of seafood. Since I don’t have a lot of leftover bits of seafood lying around, I headed to my grocery store. I wanted a firm white fish and chose cod as it was on sale. Both clams and mussels are very inexpensive. If you can find both, use them. My grocery store only had clams. I also bought shrimp and just a few scallops. Scallops are quite pricey, but I absolutely adore them. They were my splurge item. You can add whatever seafood is on sale.

Incredibly easy to make. Tastes restaurant quality! Healthy Tuscan Seafood Stew

Be sure to visit my fellow bloggers to see the glorious recipes for the rest of the meal. You do not have to be Italian to enjoy this seafood feast.
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Incredibly easy to make. Tastes restaurant quality! Healthy Tuscan Seafood Stew

Tuscan Seafood Stew

Course Main Dish, Seafood, Soup
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 364 kcal
Author Christie Daruwalla

Ingredients

  • 1 onion roughly chop
  • 5 cloves garlic roughly chop
  • 1/4 cup parsley
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 1 chopped tomatoes 14oz.
  • 1 cup fish or vegetable stock
  • 3/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 lb clams scrubbed
  • 1 lb fish cut into 2” pieces
  • 1/2 lb shrimp deveined and shelled
  • 1/4 lb scallops
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 8 slices Italian bread

Instructions

  1. In a food processor, pulse onion, garlic, parsley and pepper flakes until they are finely minced.
  2. In a large stockpot, heat the oil over medium heat.
  3. Add the minced onion mixture. Cook, stirring frequently, until the onions are translucent.
  4. Add the tomato paste, and stir, cooking for 1minute.
  5. Add the wine, scraping off any bites from the bottom of the pot. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer until the wine has almost entirely evaporated.
  6. Add the tomatoes along with the juice stock and salt. Bring to a simmer, cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
  7. Scatter the clams in the top. Cover and cook for 5 minutes.
  8. Gently stir in the fish. Cover and cook for another 5 minutes.
  9. Stir in the shrimp and scallops. Cover and cook for another 5 minutes, or until shrimp are pink.
  10. Discard any clams that did not open.
  11. Stir in lemon juice and serve with bread.

Recipe Notes

I calculated 8 Weight Watcher Smartpoints per serving.

Nutrition Facts
Tuscan Seafood Stew
Amount Per Serving
Calories 364 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Total Carbohydrates 28g 9%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 6g
Protein 41g 82%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Recipe Inspiration for Feast of Seven Fishes
Brought to America from Southern Italy where it is all now but forgotten, the Feast of the Seven Fishes is a meal eaten by Italian-Americans that features (at least) seven fish/seafood dishes. Along with our hosts, Heather from All Roads Lead to the Kitchen and Lora from Savoring Italy, some bloggers have gotten together to share menu ideas for your Seven Fishes feast. Along with the traditional seven fish and seafood dishes, we’ve included some side dishes, a palate cleanser, a dessert, and a cocktail.

Salmon Rillettes from Karen’s Kitchen Stories
Marinated Shrimp Salad from A Healthy Life For Me
Pistachio Crusted Baked Cod from Cravings of a Lunatic
Pasta con le Sarde from Savoring Italy
Tuscan Seafood Stew from Food Done Light
Mixed Seafood Risotto from All Roads Lead to the Kitchen
Linguine with Scallops and Broccoli from Kudos Kitchen By Renee
Brussels Sprouts Risotto from Eats Well With Others
Marinated Roasted Vegetables from That Skinny Chick Can Bake
Limoncello Sorbet from Creative Culinary
Zuppa Inglese from Christina’s Cucina
Cranberry Limoncello Spritzer from Snappy Gourmet

Happy Healthy Eating,

Christie

Incredibly easy to make. Tastes restaurant quality! Healthy Tuscan Seafood Stew

Comments

  1. What a spectacular stew, Christie! Perfect on Christmas Eve and ALL winter long!
  2. This is one of my favorite meals, any time of the year! But so perfect for Christmas Eve and the Feast of the Seven Fishes. Thank you for being a part of our virtual dinner party, Christie!
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      It was my pleasure Lora. I enjoyed learning more about the Feast of Seven Fishes. Plus we have a seafood stew we can enjoy all the time.
  3. I LOVE the look of this dish! Your photos are so cool with the bread and herbs strewn around. I had something like this at a restaurant once and have always wanted to recreate it.
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      Hi Katie, This is one of my favorite dishes to eat at a restaurant but it is also really easy to make at home.
  4. Christie, this stew looks wonderful! My husband would be all over it, seafood is his favorite.
  5. Tuscan Seafood Stew looks so decadent and delicious and that it could be low calorie also puts it over the top. I'll definitely be making this over the Christmas holidays. Thank you!
  6. Christie, this is absolutely gorgeous...and hands-down my favorite kind of food. Brothy soup packed with seafood...I want to reach in and grab that bowl in a bad way. Peasant food always seems to appeal to me the most.
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      Hi Heather, I loved learning about the origins of this dish. We tend to think of seafood as expensive in this country. It really put a different spin on it for me.
  7. My seafood loving family will totally enjoy this! Perfect for the cold weather and love that not only is it tasty but it's low-cal and very healthy, too!
  8. This dish looks amazing! I love seafood, and would eat a whole big pot of this stew in one sitting, I fear ;) It looks like the perfect blend of flavors!
  9. I so want to make this! I'm actually salivating, just looking at the picture! This is a perfect addition to the Feast of the Seven Fishes! Love this dish!
  10. So beautiful! Wish we could have a big potluck dinner. :)
  11. That broth! I just want to take a big hunk of bread and sop it all up so I wouldn't miss one drop. After I eat all that delicious seafood of course.
  12. This is beautiful and sounds so delicious! I have yet to make anything with clams in their shell. I've been a little intimidated. This looks ridiculously good!
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      Cooking with clams in their shell is so easy Karen. You will wonder why you waited. It also happens to be my 9year olds favorite meal.
  13. Christie this is such a lovely recipe. My dad was from the east coast so seafood and fish were things we grew up being very exposed to. I knew what seafood stew and corn chowder were when I was wee little. Unfortunately I turned out to be allergic to shellfish but my goodness I love fish. I wish I could eat this stew. My dad would have gobbled it right up. I'm so glad we did this event. It was so much fun learning more about the tradition and cooking up great food with friends. Now if we could just figure out how to actually cook together in real life. How fun would that be.
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      It would be so much fun to get together to enjoy the entire feast. They great thing about this stew is that you can use whatever seafood you like. Load up on the fish and forget the shellfish. It will still be delicious.
  14. Oh my, such a beautiful dish, I am not a clam eater but love the broth, I'll just add more shrimp.
  15. What a stew, and what a recipe round up! I'd make this multi-course meal any time of year!
  16. Mmm, this sounds good. I've been reading about feast of 7 fishes recently, sounds like a fun idea.
  17. Soup or stew, doesn't matter, I just call it delicious. You've included everything I love, I would have to have those scallops too! Beautiful photos!
  18. Thankyou for giving new light on a fish stew this looks so fresh. colourful and so yummy..... Stew give you this picture in your mind of grey over cooked everything and have never had a Fish Stew I have liked ... So when I saw this I am very pleasantly surprised and this will be a must make .....Thankyou
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      I hope you enjoy it Lindi. The big tip is not to overcook the seafood. Please let me know when you make it. I would love your feedback. Christie
  19. Made it tonight for dinner. Very nice but I noticed your picture the broth is not red. My broth was red.
  20. I love this type of seafood stew/soup. And with such a light broth, I could eat a huge bowl of it. I agree with you that scallops are expensive, but such a worthwhile splurge.
  21. Beautiful seafood dish! AND beautiful photos, as well!
  22. SUCH a gorgeous stew! This looks like pure comfort food!
  23. This seafood must taste divine! Thanks for sharing the recipe, I'm definitely going to try it myself!
  24. Beautiful for summer but for the Christmas Eve as well ! Thank you !

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