How To: Cook Irish seafood stew

Cook Irish seafood stew

Spice up your seafood stew with some Irish flair. The Irish aren't just good for producing good beer (Guinness), but they can cook, too. See how to make some delicious Irish seafood stew.

This how2heroes video shows you how to make an amazing stew, loaded with fresh seafood, herbs, wine and shrimp stock. You'll be surprised to see how quickly it all comes together. Basically when the shellfish all pop open, you're done. The simple method of steaming keeps everything fragrant and moist. Red potatoes and green beans add a perfect texture contrast to the tender fish and mollusks. Simple, quick, but oh, so delicious.


Serves 2

For the Seafood Stew

* ½ tbsp butter
* 1 tsp garlic, minced
* 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
* 1 slice lemon
* 1 tbsp parsley, chopped
* ½ cup white wine
* 10 mussels
* ½ cup sliced calamari
* 2 large scallops
* 4 littleneck clams
* 3 jumbo shrimp
* 4 oz cod fillet
* 1 cup shrimp stock [recipe below]
* 1 tbsp chopped scallions
* 1 carrot, cut into 4 pieces & boiled until tender
* 1 red potato, cut into 4 pieces & boiled until tender
* handful of green beans, sauteed in olive oil or butter (should still have snap to them)
* salt
* pepper
* fresh thyme to taste, chopped

For Shrimp Stock

* 2 cups shrimp shells
* 1 onion, rough chopped
* 1 stalk of celery, rough chopped
* 1 carrot, rough chopped
* 1 tsp salt
* pinch of pepper
* enough water to cover all ingredients

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