Vegetables, shrimp, and white fish are simmered in a seasoned tomato sauce to make this savory tomato seafood stew. It’s delicious and easy! Head over to the Quick Healthy Recipes page for more ideas.
During the last couple of months I’ve been trying harder to make at least one seafood dinner each week (it’s recommended that we eat two seafood meals each week, so I also have a lunch with seafood- usually canned salmon, sardines, or tuna) and this savory tomato seafood stew is so good I know it will make an appearance often. Since seafood is expensive, using 1 to 1-1/2 pounds of seafood is also a lot more economical than grilling up 3-4 pounds of salmon (which, alas, is my favorite- sigh).
I created this stew from a couple of different recipes I had, combining what I liked about each with what I had on hand. It turned out far better than I expected!
I think one of the keys to the great flavor is using a jar of seasoned tomato sauce (or spaghetti sauce) along with diced tomatoes and chilies. I was able to use a jar each of my home-canned seasoned tomato sauce and tomatoes and chilies, plus some chopped red & yellow peppers that I grew and froze. I love it when the garden keeps giving in the depths of winter – don’t you?
I made this with salmon instead of the usual white fish because that is what we had in the freezer. I was afraid it would overpower the salmon flavor that I love, but I was happily surprised to find that it didn’t. However, I would still use a white fish if I had it and save the salmon for eating alone- preferably grilled.