Friday, July 28, 2017
As I mentioned earlier, this dish was delicious and enjoyed by the family. I also served a nice French Baguette so we could get all of the delicious broth.
From Bobby Flay in Food and Wine Adapted Slightly by From My Southwest Kitchen
1 large shallot, thinly sliced
2 large garlic cloves, minced
1/2 cup dry white wine
1 1/2 cups vegetable broth
1 cup bottled clam juice
1 (15-ounce) can crushed tomatoes
2 thyme sprigs
1 bay leaf
1/2 teaspoon hot sauce, plus more for serving
Salt and freshly ground pepper
1 dozen little neck clams, scrubbed
1 dozen fresh mussels, debeard
3/4 pound skinless halibut, cut into 2-inch pieces
1/2 pound shelled and deveined medium shrimp
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 tablespoons coarsely chopped flat-leaf parsley
1. In a large soup pot, heat the olive oil. Add the shallot and garlic and cook over high heat, stirring, until softened, about 3 minutes. Add the wine and boil until reduced by half, about 3 minutes. Add the stock, clam juice, tomatoes, thyme, bay leaf and hot sauce and season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil over high heat and cook until slightly reduced, about 10 minutes.
2. Add the clams and mussels, cover and cook just until most of them open, about 5 minutes. Add the halibut and shrimp, cover and simmer until they are cooked through and the remaining clams and mussels have opened, 2 to 3 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the seafood to 4 bowls. Add the butter and parsley and cook over moderate heat for 1 minute, swirling the pan. Spoon the broth over the seafood and serve with the French Baguette.
Makes 4 servings