Italian Fisherman's Stew

Celebrate The Feast of the Seven Fishes with this succulent stew.

1 hr 25 min Prep: 20 min Cook: 1 hr 5 min
Serves: 10 Save

Ingredients (25)

  • Croutons:
  • 1/2 (1-pound) loaf peasant bread, cubed
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Soup:
  • 3 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 carrot, chopped
  • 1 celery rib, chopped 
  • 5 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 (28-ounce) can chopped tomatoes
  • 1 cup chopped roasted red peppers
  • 1 Finely grated rind and juice of orange
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 pinch red chile flakes
  • 1/2 (.75-liter) bottle red wine
  • 2 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 4 fresh thyme sprigs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 pound sea scallops, cut into halves
  • 1 pound shrimp, peeled
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil

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  1. To prepare croutons, preheat oven to 375F. Spread bread cubes on a large rimmed baking sheet. Bake until toasted, about 10 minutes. In a large bowl, combine olive oil, vinegar, salt and pepper. Set aside.
  2. To prepare soup, heat olive oil in a large pan over medium-high. Add onion, carrot, celery and garlic. Saute 10 minutes. Add tomatoes and red peppers and crush with a fork. Add orange rind and juice, sugar, chile flakes, wine, chicken stock, thyme, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer, covered, 30 minutes. Uncover and simmer over medium heat until sauce thickens, about 10 minutes. Add scallops and shrimp and cook 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in chopped basil.
  3. Just before serving, pour oil mixture over croutons and toss well. Divide croutons among 10 serving bowls. Top with stew.