Try this seafood stew recipe, then check out our seafood chowder and vegetarian stew.


  • 4 tomatoes
  • 300g clams, cleaned
  • 300g mussels, cleaned
  • olive oil
  • 2 shallots, finely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • large pinch saffron
  • 3-4 sprigs thyme
  • Pernod
  • 400ml white wine
  • 750g firm white fish, choose msc-certified sustainable species such as cape hake, gurnard and pollack cut into large chunks
  • 400ml fish stock
  • small bunch parsley or basil, chopped


  • STEP 1

    Halve and season the tomatoes, roast at 220c/fan 200c/gas 7 for 20 minutes, then roughly chop. Throw away any shellfish that won’t close when tapped.

  • STEP 2

    Heat 2 tbsp olive oil in a large pan and cook the shallots and garlic until soft but not coloured. Add the tomatoes, saffron and thyme and stir.

  • STEP 3

    Add a splash of pernod and flambé. Shake the pan to extinguish the flame and burn off the alcohol. Add the wine and simmer gently for 2 minutes. Add the fish and enough stock to just cover it. Simmer for 8-10 minutes.

  • STEP 4

    Remove the thyme and season. Discard any clams or mussels that haven’t opened. Sprinkle with parsley or basil and serve with bread.

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