Creamy, quick, and full of seafood is what this Creamy Seafood Stew is all about….
I was invited again this year to the potluck! And I accepted! So there is a BHM virtual potluck starting now. And there are so many great contributors bringing a covered dish to this thing too!
This year I wanted to bring seafood again, and with the rainy cold day I just encountered, I thought I would bring a soup type dish – with seafood.
Creamy Seafood Stew
The stew recipe I am sharing today has leeks, blackening seasoning, celery, shrimp, red snapper, coconut milk, and a few other ingredients.
Well, the coconut milk gives this stew life forever!!
And I added a splash of dry white wine and clam juice as well to balance out the coconut flavor.
Inspired by a Train Station in Europe
This Christmas holiday that just passed, I was blessed to take a family trip to Europe. It was a great experience to see other cultures and traditions. The food was great, the historical sites were breathtaking, and the rest was well deserved and needed!
So while there I had my first exposure to a train station (isn’t that something). In fact, this huge train station was like a mall of some sort. It had shops, and tons of great restaurants. In addition, I had some of the best cappuccinos in that train station. (And some of the best wine too – HA!). While at the train station we had a few meals there. We actually went to the train station a few times just to sit down and have a meal… That’s just how big the train station was!
While there one day for dinner, my husband decided to get this fish stew. And it was incredible!
It was a tomato based soup with shrimp, fish, and some vegetables. And it was a simple soup, but it tasted oh so good. So I decided to make a fish stew at home but ended up adding some changes to the first batch I made… And I was hooked!
What Can You Serve This Creamy Seafood Stew With?
You can serve this stew alone with a warm loaf of crusty French bread or over rice. But if you do not like red snapper, add another fish. Most importantly, ensure that it is a firm fish that will keep its shape and form.
Also, if you just can’t do fish, just add shrimp… And vice versa..
Let me know in the comments how you like this one.. XOXO
- You can make prep for this meal easier if you purchased shrimp that have already been shelled and cleaned.
- If you use store bought blackening creole seasoning, please take caution in reference to the salt content in your selected seasoning. In fact, there are some low sodium store bought seasonings available.
- Also, if you decide to add more blackening seasoning, it may take away from the coconut flavor.
- You can serve this stew with a warm loaf of crusty French bread or over rice.
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MADE THIS RECIPE?
Creamy Seafood Stew
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 2 celery stalks chopped
- 6 garlic cloves finely chopped
- 1 leek the white portion sliced or chopped
- 1 red pepper chopped
- 3 teaspoons blackening or creole seasoning additional creole seasoning to taste
- 2 bay leaves
- 13.5 ounces full fat coconut milk
- 1/4 cup dry white wine
- 1/2 cup clam juice
- 2 tablespoons tomato paste
- 12 ounces Red Snapper or Cod Fillets chopped into large chunks
- 12 ounces Jumbo Shrimp (21/25 count) peeled, clean, dried
- salt and pepper to taste
- cilantro optional for garnish
- Heat large sauce pan using medium high heat. Once the pan is hot, add the olive oil. Then add the leeks, garlic, red peppers and celery to the pan.
- Let the vegetables cook for about four to five minutes until soft. Make sure to stir the vegetables while they cook.
- Next, add your blackening or creole seasoning, tomato paste and bay leaves to the pot and stir well until combined.
- Add the wine and clam juice to the pot and stir until combined. Cook the soup mixture for about two minutes using medium heat.
- Now add the fish and shrimp to the soup mixture and gently stir until well combined making sure not to break up the fish pieces. Using medium heat, cook the soup for five minutes or until the fish and shrimp have cooked through.
- Turn the heat off and add the coconut milk. Stir until combined.
- Add additional creole or blackening seasoning to taste. Salt and pepper the soup mixture to taste. Remove bay leaves and garnish with optional cilantro. Serve immediately.
Please note that I am not a nutritionist, and the nutritional information is an estimate only. It varies based on the products and brands used.
BHM Virtual Potluck Participants
Here are the other participant’s delicious recipes from the BHM virtual potluck.
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- Better With Biscuits ~ Corn Pudding
- Beyond The Bayou Food Blog ~ Redfish Courtbouillon
- Brandi’s Diary ~ Better than Jiffy Cornbread from Scratch
- Butter Be Ready ~ Southern Style Mac and Cheese
- Chef Kenneth ~ Fried Sweet Potato Hand Pie
- Chocolate For Basil ~ Pilau and Kachumbari (Spiced Rice with Pico)
- Cooks with Soul ~ Braised Short Rib Meatloaf
- D.M.R. Fine Foods ~ Cinnamon Raisin Bread Pudding
- Dash of Jazz ~ Nigerian Jollof Rice
- Domestic Dee ~ Fried Peach Hand Pies
- Eat.Drink.Frolic. | Olive Oil Braised Collard Greens
- Food Fidelity ~ Mofongo Relleno
- Food is Love Made Edible ~ Buttermilk Biscuits with Fried Chicken and Tabasco Honey
- High Heels and Good Meals ~ Crawfish Etouffee
- HomeMadeZagat ~ Shrimp with Spicy Curry Cream Sauce
- Houston Food Fetish ~ Sweet Almond Tea Cakes
- In the Kitchen w/Kmarie ~ Pineapple Lemonade
- Marisa Moore Nutrition ~ Bourbon Peach Glazed Salmon
- Meiko and The Dish ~ Candied Bourbon Peach Cobbler
- My Life Runs On Food ~ Lentil Soup and Roast Okra
- Orchids + Sweet Tea ~ Carrot and Zucchini Noodles Stir Fry with Shrimp
- Raised on Ramen ~ Orange Glazed Brussels Sprouts
- The Hungry Hutch | Orange Bundt Cake with Vanilla Glaze
- The Kitchenista Diaries | Smothered Turkey Wings
- Simply LaKita ~ Blackberry Cobbler
- The Seasoning Bottle | Honey Turmeric Skillet Chicken