Seafood Brodino

Seafood Brodino

Seafood BrodinoMy Seafood Brodino is a perfect “post holiday fare” welcome, ushering in the New Year with promises of even more light and nutritious entrées to come! Don’t dismay! My Seafood Brodino is not at all short on winter comfort; the light broth is filled with nutritious gems from the sea and organic vegetables. Flavored with garlic, fennel and exotic saffron, this fish soup delivers warmth to the stomach with no unwanted inches to the waistline! My Seafood Brodino is a satisfying winter meal that is nutritious, delicious, and best of all, light. Enjoy with fettuccini nests or on its own with a crusty bread! A light Sauvignon Blanc is recommended!


1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

2 bulbs organic garlic, peeled and sliced

1 small organic onion, peeled and sliced

1 small organic leek, sliced

3 small organic carrots, sliced

3 stalks organic celery with leaves, chopped

1 red or orange bell pepper, chopped

1/2 pasillo pepper, chopped

1 large can of Italian whole tomatoes with juice, crushed

2 fresh Roma tomatoes, chopped

2 tablespoons tomato paste

1 pound frozen snow crab legs,thawed

1 cup frozen calamari rings, thawed

1/2 cup frozen scallops, thawed

1 cup large raw shrimp,thawed

1 pound frozen mussels,thawed

1 pound frozen or fresh cod loins

1 32 ounce package of seafood broth

1 tablespoon fennel seeds

1 teaspoon Spanish saffron threads

1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes

1 bunch flat leaf organic parsley, roughly chopped

Salt and pepper to taste

Water to thin the broth

In a large stock pot, heat oil on medium high

Add garlic, onion, leek, cook until softened

Add celery, carrots and peppers, cook until softened

Add saffron, fennel seeds and crushed red pepper

Stir in all tomatoes and tomato paste

Sir in half of the broth and reduce pot to simmer

Add crab, calamari, scallops and shrimp, cook for 1 minute or until shrimp is slightly pink

Add cod fish and simmer until fish is cooked through but still firm

Add mussels

Stir in remainder of broth

Add the parsley, add water if needed to thin broth

Salt and pepper to taste

Serve the Brodino with a crusty bread or ladle onto freshly cooked fettuccine nests

Sauvignon Blanc is perfect! Enjoy!

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