Seafood stew

Seafood stew
Preparation time
30 mins
Cooking time
25 mins
Easy Recipes
4 people

Seafood stew.

This rustic tomato and fish stew is sometimes referred to as ‘cioppino’ in Italy. Serve with fresh crusty bread and a good red wine.


Seafood stew


  • 1/4 teaspoon saffron threads
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 brown onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon ground paprika
  • 2 tablespoons thyme leaves
  • 3 x 400g cans Italian chopped tomatoes
  • 1 cup fish stock or water
  • 1 lemon, rind finely grated, juiced
  • 2 large Desiree potatoes, cut into 2cm cubes
  • 500g thick white boneless fish, cut into 3cm pieces
  • 12 mussels, cleaned, beards removed
  • 12 green prawns, peeled (tails intact), deveined
  • extra thyme, to serve


  1. Place saffron threads into a bowl. Add 1 tablespoon hot water. Allow to stand for 5 minutes. Heat oil in a large, 8cm deep frying pan over medium heat. Add onion and garlic. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes, stirring, or until tender. Add paprika and thyme. Stir until well combined. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes or until aromatic.
  2. Add tomatoes, stock, lemon rind, 1/3 cup lemon juice, saffron mixture and potatoes to frying pan. Stir until well combined. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes or until potatoes are just tender when tested with a skewer.
  3. Add fish, mussels and prawns to frying pan. Cover. Cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until seafood is cooked through. Season with salt and pepper. Ladle into large bowls. Top with thyme. Serve.

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