Monday Munchies: Summer Seafood Stew

Monday Munchies: Summer Seafood Stew

A light and quick stew utilizing the best of summer: fresh veggies and seafood (although frozen seafood works just fine, too). Feel free to play around with options for vegetables and seafood—you really can’t go wrong. Enjoy!

 This recipe comes from Josef’s sister – Thanks Alex!

(Serves about 4 – Prep Time: 15 min. – Cooking Time: 25 min.)

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Fresh and filling!


 2 tbsp butter

1 onion, sliced

1 bulb fennel, sliced

2 stalks celery, chopped

1/2 tbsp Old Bay (or other bay seasoning)

1 clove garlic, chopped

1 lb summer squash (zucchini, pattypan, etc.), cut in 1/4 slices

1 lb mixed seafood – shrimp, crabmeat, bay scallops, calamari, etc.

8oz of seafood or chicken stock (more if you want)

1 bunch spinach or other dark green, torn

3/4 cup cream


1. Heat butter in a large sauté pan over medium heat. Add onion, fennel, and celery, and cook until translucent. Add Old Bay and garlic and stir in.

 2. Add squash and seafood, and sauté briefly. Add stock, and let reduce by 3/4, stirring occasionally.

 3. When reduced, add spinach and wilt slightly. Remove from heat and stir in cream. Serve hot.

If you’re looking for another summer recipe check out: Grilled Asparagus and Salmon Burgers!

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