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Welcome to my site!
I'm Cindy, and I love to cook! And, I love to eat... hence the size of my rear end! I come from a long line of cooks. My great great Grandmother was a cook in the original Harvey Houses. My grandmother Julia was an awesome cook, and my mom was incredible. I owe my skills to these great women. Especially my Mom who said this to me about making gravy... "Cindy Lynn, wallpaper paste is wallpaper paste & gravy is gravy. Never the two shall meet!" Shall we say my first experience at making gravy left a little bit to be desired! Thank the high heavens my cooking skills have improved since then! Enjoy!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Fisherman's Stew

This is perfect for a chilly autumn or winter afternoon. Pair it with a salad and you have a delicious healthy meal. You can use any combination of fish and seafood that you prefer… The only thing you absolutely need is the shrimp so that you can make the broth.


1 lb of shrimp, reserve the shells to make broth
1 lb calamari rings & tentacles – or 1 lb of Seafood Blend from Trader Joes
1 lb white fish, I used tilapia
26 – 28oz jar of tomato basil marinara sauce (I used Trader Joes this time but I’ve also used Classico brand)
One half of a white onion, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
½ teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
2 red potatoes cut into bite-sized cubes
¼ cup dry white wine (Optional)
3 cups water
Olive Oil
Salt & Pepper

Optional – you could also add chopped celery & carrots if desired.


Clean the shrimp, reserving the shells. Pour 3 cups of water into a saucepan; add the shrimp shells and a pinch of salt and pepper. Place over medium heat and simmer for about 20 minutes.

While the shrimp shells are simmering, drizzle olive oil in a non-stick skillet. Sauté the onions, garlic and potatoes until the onions are translucent and the potatoes are tender. (If you decide to add celery & carrots cook them with the rest of the vegetables at this time.) Deglaze pan with white wine, if using. NOTE: Be careful not to let the vegetables/potatoes burn. Add a touch of water if needed to keep the vegies from browning.

Strain the broth into a clean pot. Add the marinara sauce, pepper flakes and vegetable mixture. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and add all of the fish. Simmer until the fish is cooked. Salt & Pepper to taste.

Serve with crusty bread and a salad – Viola! You have a delicious meal in about 30 – 40 minutes.

1 comment:

Columbo said...

Awesome recipe by my Princess.

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