San Francisco Seafood Stew
This recipe is from Chef Bobby Flay. His version uses generous portions of fresh shrimp, littleneck clams and snapper, quickly cooked in a tasty tomato broth spiked with wine.
- 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 large shallot, thinly sliced
- 2 large garlic cloves, minced
- 1/2 cup dry white wine
- 1 1/2 cups chicken stock or low-sodium broth
- 1 cup bottled clam juice
- 1 cup drained, diced tomatoes (from a 15-ounce can)
- 2 thyme sprigs
- 1 bay leaf
- 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce, plus more for serving
- Salt and freshly ground pepper
- 2 dozen littleneck clams or mussels, scrubbed
- 3/4 pound skinless snapper, cod, or swordfish fillets, cut into 2-inch pieces
- 1/2 pound shelled and deveined medium shrimp
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped flat-leaf parsley
- Sourdough toast, for serving
- In a large soup pot, heat the olive oil.
- Add the shallot and garlic and cook over high heat, stirring, until softened, about 3 minutes. Add the wine and boil until reduced by half, about 3 minutes. Add the stock, clam juice, tomatoes, thyme, bay leaf and hot sauce and season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil over high heat and cook until slightly reduced, about 10 minutes.
- Add the clams, cover and cook just until most of them open, about 5 minutes.
- Add the snapper and shrimp, cover and simmer until they are cooked through and the remaining clams have opened, 2 to 3 minutes.
- Using a slotted spoon, transfer the seafood to 4 bowls.
- Add the butter and parsley and cook over moderate heat for 1 minute, swirling the pan. Spoon the broth over the seafood and serve with sourdough toast.