Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Italian seafood stew

I first noticed this recipe in Giada’s Family Dinners a few months ago, but wanted to wait to make it until corn was in season. I started seeing fresh corn in the markets a couple weeks ago, and moved the recipe to the top of my list. The dish combines an assortment of seafood with fennel, corn, shallots and potato.

For the seafood, I went with littleneck clams, mussels, salmon, sole and pink hopper shrimp. You can use whatever variety of seafood that you like; I think scallops would be a great addition.

The seafood and vegetables are cooked in white wine, tomatoes and fish stock. I love that this is a one-pot meal; all you need is bread or a salad and you’ve got a great dinner.


76 comments:

Melissa said...

The finished product looks so pretty! This would be perfect to make on our beach vacation!

LK- Healthy Delicious said...

gorgoeus! looks tasty too.

Barbara Bakes said...

Stunning as usual!

Tracey said...

Aren't one pot meals the best? I love seafood so I definitely need to make this sometime soon.

Wandering Coyote said...

I have that cookbook and I remember seeing this recipe. It looks SO GOOD!

Selba said...

Wow!!! It looks so scrumptious!!!

Claudia said...

I have made this and it is sublime. What I love - is you can substitue along the way with whatever is fresh. Looks scrumptious.

Elyse said...

I adore seafood stews. Just love 'em! This one looks especially fabulous. I can't wait to check out Giada's book, so I can try this recipe. Man oh man, I also need to get my hands on some fresh corn. Yay for N.Cal. having so many wonderful farmers' markets!

5 Star Foodie said...

A beautiful summer dish! The seafood and the corn sound absolutely delicious in this preparation!

Lynda said...

It's a gorgeous dish that sounds easy and healthy!

LaDue & Crew said...

This is such a favorite way of mine to enjoy seafood. What a gorgeous dish!

Elra said...

Your sea food stew look really fresh and delicious Sara.

Monica H said...

Yes, bread to sop up all those wonderful juices!

nath said...

It looks so fresh and would be a perfect seafood stew... :)

Irene said...

OOh this really looks absolutely lovely, and so in season. I see this meal in my immediate future! (as in, this weekend - how perfect would it be on an afternoon with a glass of chilled wine??) Thanks for sharing this!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A gorgeous seafood dish! It looks delicious!

Cheers,

Rosa

Pearl said...

looks tasty!

Sylvia said...

Looks very Mediterranean and delicious!!!

rekhas kitchen said...

humm so beautiful pictures and yummy recipe

Foodie with Little Thyme! said...

I've been eye-ing this recipe too. Thanks for making it and giving me the inspiration to make it myself.

Ciao Chow Linda said...

I would never have thought to add the corn to a fish stew but it looks like a tasty and colorful addition.

Jamie said...

Oh Sara! I love seafood and I love seafood stew! Just magnificent!

Happy cook said...

Wow a bowl full of delicousness.

doggybloggy said...

beautiful pictures of a beautiful stew....nice job!

Donna-FFW said...

Wow, this looks like it just walked off a magazine page. Absolute stunner!

Joan Nova said...

Tasty dish, great execution and photography. Watch out, Giada!

Stacey Snacks said...

These photos are so crisp and clear I can smell the stew from my computer!

Proud Italian Cook said...

Gorgeous pictures Sara, I want to just grab a big bowl of that stew!

Cathy said...

This looks fabulous! I love seafood.

Jenna said...

wow that fresh seafood is breathtaking!! I love Giada she is my favorite celebrity chef by far!

lisa said...

That's a beautiful meal! All the seafood looks fantastic, and the fennel sounds delicious in this.

teresa said...

What a delicious combination! Great job!

Melissa @ For the Love of Health said...

Sara you take such AMAZING photos!

This meal looks so amazing! I love shrimp!!

Maria said...

Wow, I want some of that!

Bridgett said...

My husband would be so happy if I made this! He spied it in Giada's books as well and has been asking every since. I love the fresh corn that comes out in the markets now...there is nothing like it with that ultra sweet, fresh flavor. Love it! Your stew looks amazing.

Debbie said...

Oh wow, what a gorgeous picture. Beautiful!

Fearless Kitchen said...

This looks really wonderful! I love these types of seafood stew.

oneshotbeyond said...

That looks so good. I love the bottom of seafood stews...the broth soaked up with bread is so yummy.

girlichef said...

Beautiful, as usual! I have to wait until late July for corn season here...but I hope I remember to make this :)

Cheryl said...

Sarah, very impressive as usual!

Culinary Wannabe said...

What a feast! I hope you had lots of folks to share this with! It looks amazing!

Hillary said...

My boyfriend just came back from Italy and I was very jealous of his access to fresh yummy cioppino (fish stew)! Here is another great recipe.

Diana said...

I'd never have thought to pair fresh corn with seafood in a stew! How interesting! I may have to try this soon before it gets too hot for soup!

Jan said...

This looks absolutely amazing, Sara. Great job.

Angela Mears said...

Oh, WOW. This looks absolutely scrumptious. This is like, my favorite thing ever. I've never made a Giada recipe before, but this is incredible. I'm making it. As soon as possible.

Kerstin said...

What a gorgeous meal - it looks like something that would be served in a restaurant in Italy! I'm very impressed :)

Juliana said...

Wow, such a nice stew...the pictures are so pretty and the colors of the stew are just great. Very tempting. By the way, thank you for visiting my site

Tessa said...

This looks gorgeous! I love seafood, especially when its an Italian dish.

Reeni♥ said...

This looks wonderful!! Lovely pictures!

Gabe's Girl said...

I remember seeing this one, too! Wow, stunning photos!!!

Ingrid said...

You take the best photos of savory foods. Better than a lot of the cookbooks I've seen.

This seafood stew is something we'd like.
~ingrid

Sophie said...

MMMM...sara! This seafood meal looks fabulous!! delicious! yum!

Amanda @ Mrs.W's Kitchen said...

I made something similar to this a few months ago; it's great, isn't it? Plus it's an all-season meal: use what's in season/what you have. It can be light & simple for summertime or heavy & warming during colder months. The perfect meal.

Netts Nook said...

Your stew look perfect. Love all the seafood.

Marta said...

Such beautiful photos Sara! Fresh seafood and in-season corn must have made thsi the tastiest stew! I love fish stews, very comforting and nutritious. Plus, it looks lovely too :)

stephchows said...

The title of the stew had me going ehhhh no thanks... but that picture!! Now I want to try some!

Katherine Aucoin said...

This looks so pretty and fresh. A real feat you can feel good about eating.

Katie said...

Looks fantastic! I could go for a big bowl of that right now!

Olga said...

That's one beautiful photo!!! Hope you-know-who agree :)

Soma said...

Just some fresh bread to go with it. Awesome! & beautiful play of colors.

Lucy said...

Sara, this stew looks absolutely amazing!

Jenn@slim-shoppin said...

I've just started getting corn the last few weeks and its been so good!

I love this stew, everything is so fresh and wonderful.

I love your pictures too!

The Blonde Duck said...

Italian and seafood! Yum!

Jescel said...

oh my.. i saw her making this on Tv. Boy, that just looks delish. I love seafood. I want to try this myself.

zerrin said...

A fantastic combination of seafood with corn. This looks succulent!

Gera @ SweetsFoods said...

Bright and colorful delicious pictures of my favorite seafood: salmon and shrimps!
I might eat the entire stew :)

Cheers!

Gera

The Short (dis)Order Cook said...

That is so funny. I just posted a recipe on my blog from the same cookbook!

Annie said...

That looks sensational!!
I love Giada's recipes,but I haven't tried this one. I am moving it to the top of my list now :)

The Food Hunter said...

This is one of my favorites.

mamakd said...

That looks awesome! I am not sure how I can find fresh mussels in Utah but I'll have to do some research. I guess it's a good thing my parents still live in Cali near the coast! Fresh mussels here I come!

gaga said...

Yum-Oh! That looks fantastic.

Jude said...

Hi Sara. Looks lovely. Is this cioppino?

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nora@ffr said...

sound fablous. great idea :)

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Erina said...

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