What’s for Dinner: Seafood Stew with Sausage, Tomatoes, Herbs and Wine

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I’ve actually been on the road all week, so there actually hasn’t been much “What’s for Dinner” to post. Before I left, however, I made a couple big batches of food for my sweetie to eat while I was away. One was the sausage and lentil stew I posted about earlier. I still had about a pound of sausage defrosted after making that, so I wanted to use that up in something else but with a lighter touch than just more meat. I had some small scallops and other fish in my freezer so I searched around for a stew or soup of some kind to use them all, something different from a paella I’d otherwise make.

In looking on-line I found a recipe for Seafood Stew with Sausage, Tomatoes, Herbs and Wine by Emeril Lagasse that looked really good – and would let me use up some canned tomatoes and red wine I had in my fridge to use before I left as well. I also had some fresh basil, cilantro and parsley to use for my herbs – nothing like a good fridge-clearout recipe!

The original recipe called for squid and cockles along with the scallops, which I didn’t have, but I just used more scallops and a filet of cod. I also decided to do it over pasta instead of potatoes, since I had some fresh trottole I’d made recently and of course, the sweetie loves anything over pasta.  I made some quick fish stock from some shrimp and lobster shells I had stored in my freezer and that really added some more “oomph” to the recipe as well.

Seafood Stew with Sausage, Tomatoes, Herbs and Wine

Seafood Stew with Sausage, Tomatoes, Herbs and Wine

So yes, I made some tweaks to the recipe, but I can say it was really tasty and a nice change of pace from a typical seafood stew – or seafood pasta, as the case really was.  The recipe originally is from Emeril’s New New Orleans Cookbook, which I bought a while ago as a gift for my mom – but now I’m thinking I need a copy for myself!

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