White fish, shrimp, bell peppers and tomatoes swimming in a broth of coconut milk and seasoned with lively island spices and finished with lime makes for a delicious seafood stew. A lively change in our traditional stew recipes.
As I mentioned in an earlier post, I have an arsenal of soup recipes. Some are extravaganzas to prepare, and others easy enough to prepare after work on a week night. This is one of those. I’ve had this recipe for years. I love the flavors and I don’t know how I ever lived without the combination of coconut milk, cilantro and lime. This all went so fast that I didn’t get many pictures. Enjoy!
- 1/2 pound fresh or frozen cod fillet
- 12 medium shrimp deveined, peeled, tails removed
- 2 Tablespoon olive oil
- 1 Tablespoon fresh lime juice
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1/2 sweet onion chopped
- 1/2 green bell pepper chopped
- 3 cloves garlic chopped
- 1 jalapeno seeded and finely chopped
- 1-14 ounce can chopped tomatoes undrained
- 3/4 cup unsweetened coconut milk
- 2 Tablespoons Thai basil chopped
- 1/4 cup cilantro chopped
- Your favorite bottled hot sauce
- Hot rice for serving
Rinse cod, pat dry and cut into 1 inch cubes.
In a bowl combine 1 T. olive oil, lime juice, salt and pepper. Add fish and toss to coat. Set aside.
In a pan heat remaining oil to medium high and add onions, pepper, garlic, and jalapeno. Cook for 4 minutes stirring occasionally until onion is tender. Stir in the can of tomatoes and the coconut milk. Bring to a boil, reduce heat immediately and simmer uncovered 10 minutes. Stir occasionally.
Stir in shrimp along with fish mixture, Thai basil, and 1/2 of the cilantro. Simmer uncovered 5 minutes or until fish flakes and shrimp are pink.
Serve with hot rice. Sprinkle with the remaining cilantro and sprinkle on some hot sauce if you'd like.
I’m linking this post to Deb in Hawaii’s blog: http://kahakaikitchen.blogspot.com for her Sunday event called Souper Sunday. Click on the link to find out more about her website and the Souper Sunday series.
Seafood Stew…It’s Whats for Dinner.