Cajun Bayou Swamp Stew
This is an outstanding stew, especially on a cool night or a winters day. Actually it?s great everyday. Try and enjoy!
."I used the (suggested alternative) scallops instead of snapper or grouper, and it was very good. I made the mistake of adding too much white pepper (I didn't think it was that much, but taste will tell), but other than that it was very good for a cold night." - Ewm1965
Yield: 4 Ready in 45 minutes
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|2 6.5-oz cansClams; minced|
|1 lbMedium size shrimp; cleaned and devein|
|1 lb.Snapper; or Grouper cut into small cubes|
|1 crushed tomatoes in puree|
|1 mediumOnion; diced|
|3 stalksCelery; diced|
|3 lg.basil leaves; finely minced|
|1/2 bagcarrots; shredded, or 1 carrot diced|
|3 clovesgarlic; minced|
|2 Bay Leaves|
|4 tbsparsley; fresh chopped|
|4 potatoes; peeled and cubed|
|2 tbs.olive oil|
|1/4 cupWhite wine|
|3 tbsLouisiana Hot Sauce|
|Salt; to taste|
|White pepper; to taste|
Cajun Bayou Swamp Stew Preparation
Drain clam juice from clams into a bowl and set aside.
Rinse clams to remove any sand or grit that may be left in clams.
In a large pot, saute your onions, celery, carrots, basil, bay leaves, garlic and parsley in olive oil for approximately 5 minutes.
Deglaze your pot with white wine and saute vegetables for an additional 1 minute.
Add crushed tomatoes with puree, clams, reserved clam juice, water, Hot Sauce, potatoes, salt and pepper.
Stir and bring to a boil.
Reduce heat to low and cover your pot with lid.
Simmer for 45 minutes or until potatoes are soft, the key is the potatoes.
During the last 10 minutes ONLY of the above step add the shrimp and fish. (see note)
Now Serve in with warm Sourdough Bread Bowls. (Available at any bakery)
Chefs Note: Do not add shrimp and fish when clams are added to the stew, only in the last 10 minutes or the shrimp will become tough and rubbery and the fish will fall apart in the stew. Try adding Scallops or Craw Fish Tail Meat. Also try adding a cup of chopped Zucchini or Okra. It is a recipe you can have a lot ove fun with.
Enjoy and Bon App?tit
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