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* recipe also appropriate for non-winners

1 HOT PEPPER (finely chopped)
3-4 cloves GARLIC (finely chopped)
1 medium ONION (chopped)
½ cup CELERY (sliced)
1 13 oz can DICED TOMATOES
2 cups WATER (substitute 1 cup CLAM JUICE if desired)
1 tsp THYME
1 tsp BASIL
SALT/PEPPER to taste

Heat olive oil on medium heat and add onion and celery and hot pepper. Give these ingredients a minute head start and then add the garlic and salt. Cook until the onion begins to soften and then add the tomato paste. Push the paste around with the vegetables—spread it around the bottom of the pan and let it cook up a minute or two—if the paste sticks a little, that’s cool—because now we’ll add white wine which will deglaze any stuck on paste. Stir. Add a bay leaf, oregano, thyme, basil—throw some red pepper flakes in as well if you like it hot. Let the mix simmer for about 5 minutes.
Add diced tomatoes, 1 cup of broth (I use chicken broth, but any broth will do), and 2 cups of water—you can substitute 1 cup of clam juice for 1 of the cups of water, if desired. Bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer, cover, and allow to cook 30 minutes.
After 30 minutes, add 1 lb. of miscellaneous seafood—a variety of big-bite pieces make a nice presentation. Cover and simmer for another 7-8 minutes. Stir in some lemon juice and remove from heat and serve.
It looks tasty in a bowl with a nice pyramid of rice in the middle.
it’s easy peezey and puts a nice glow in your belly.

Bon appétit!


Putri Anjatsari says:

very simple recipe, tried it already and I love the taste. I changed the white wine into sake and put some lemongrass for more flavor. Thank you^^

USNVA11 says:

The clam bake joke at the end of the vid was an exclamation point
at the end of a great recipe ….. Brilliant !

Tommy Harutyunyan says:

looks good thanks bro

Mahnoor Kamran says:

Can we alternate white vine with viniger

3453230 says:

what kind of white wine

ceetee1459 says:

Great recipe, thanks so much

matt rc says:

This is like a simple Cioppino.

Mj Ashoori says:

can i do that with wight whine ?

Red Spartacus says:

I cannot wait to try this, thank you for making this look so easy even for someone who is just trying to learn how to cook like myself. I will keep you posted of how this goes keep up the great work.

Perry Woods says:

your voice kills me lol. it’s so distinctive and unique

PUSH050RaLo says:

tomatoes in seafood I’ll pass

tallladyjay says:

I think it looks darn good, but I’m going to add a little crab meat, scrod, scallops, red pepper flakes, fresh chopped parsley on top, and cook it all in my own clam broth.

Mark Hoffman says:

omg! Made this stew for dinner last night…AMAZING. Thanks Chef Buck for sharing this

Rafael Toro says:

Hey Chef. Great recipe! I do however have ONE question. When should I add the frozen shrimp shells I saved from my previous shrimp recipe? Please let me know! Thankss 🙂

Roomi Qureshi says:

Hahaha so cute

abigailtorres416 says:

OMG!!  I make this recipe last night and it was delicious!!!  It was simple and satisfying.  I recommend this recipe to everyone who comes across it.  THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR SHARING IT!!

Guy T says:

possible to do it without the chicken broth cup?
i want to keep it simple 🙂

Arthur Bradley says:

Made tonight. In 14″ skillet. The only problem encountered. Could have ate the whole thing!

Richard Z says:

that looks great !!
Thank you for your efforts !

Rafael Toro says:

Great recipe. I just have one question, at what point should I add the frozen shrimp shells??

Archie says:

huge mistake you made.
next time you make this
sear all your seafood just for a minute rhen add to the pot
youll get a ton more flavor then just adding raw seafood in your pot

kylie mcc says:

seriously one of my favorite recipes!  I use it to make gumbo, seafood soup, vegetable soup,  “whatever the hell I want” lol.

Al Ray says:

Yummy !

Serkan E says:

This is more a tomatoe soup with fish then a real fish soup

K Nazir Ingram says:

Happy Life! Thank you for the receipt! Ciao my Friend!

Pamela Milks says:

Look delish. Got to give this a try.

Liza M says:

I made this the other day and shammmmmm powwwwwww it was yummieeeeee 🙂 Thank you….

ritchie1475 says:

Put in whatever the hell you want Lmao

Ronny Cruz says:

Thanks Buck!

Big Joe The Show says:

Made this here stew for my woman and we both loved it! We had some bread with it but next time I might serve it over some penne pasta. Thanks chef Buck!

Monika Zemaityte says:

I made last night and was absolute gorgeous 10 out of 10!!! :)) Thanks for beautiful recipe. 😉

tauresa ttauresa says:

So simple and it looks yummmm:)

Alexa M Heying says:

i love soup so much, and wine as much, and YOU and your recipes as much. TY CHEF. I can like whatever the hell I like.

A- Ly says:

a delicious soup, my favourite

digitalbots says:

This video was so good I’m going to make this for dinner!

A Serious Salamander says:

I wish I could eat mollusks like clam, but I can’t get past the texture 🙁 fml

Whoa! says:

Off to the store to get whatever the hell I want, will be cooking this tonight.

Archie says:

add butter . crush pepper

Kathryn Orand says:

I am going to make this but what would be good to use besides white wine? I have misbehaved in the past…. so I don’t get to do wine, etc. 😉


Thank you so much Chef..I need to try this..Looks yummy..

thechameleon77 says:

“whatever the hell you like” That cracked me up. Thanks for the recipe. Guna have to try this for sure!

rabbit vasquez says:

you sound like the  Ladys Man

The Nando says:

Well, my verdict to this recipe is: AMAZING!! I did it the last thursday for dinner, and my family really enjoyed it a lot. An uncle, who has a very weak stomach, was afraid to eat seafood at night because usually this kind of food is heavy to eat, especially at that time. But as for his own surprise, he had to ask for more, because he really enjoyed it and his stomach was grateful too (lol). With the leftover of the sauce, my mom bought more seafood to finish the stew. So, you have an idea how much me and my family enjoyed this dish. Thanks again for the recipe. Best regards from El Salvador!

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