Portuguese Fisherman’s Stew

This Portuguese fisherman’s stew brings together all the ingredients of Portugal—onion, garlic, clams, mussels, cod, sausage, and tomatoes—in classic fashion.

Bowl of Portuguese fisherman's stew, which includes, clams, mussels, cod, tomatoes, and herbs--a slice of bread

Legal Sea Foods in Boston, Massachusetts, brings together all the ingredients of Portugal — onion, garlic, shellfish, cod, and tomatoes — in this delicious mariner stew.–The Editors of Bon Appétit

Portuguese Fisherman's Stew

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  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 35 M
  • Serves 4
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Bring wine to simmer in small saucepan. Add saffron. Remove from heat. Cover; let stand 15 minutes.

Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in heavy large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add leeks and onion; saute until tender, about 8 minutes. Add garlic; saute 1 minute. Add stock, tomatoes with their juices, oregano and saffron mixture. Simmer 20 minutes. Add sausage, mussels and clams. Cover; boil until shellfish open, about 8 minutes (discard any that do not open).

Meanwhile, dip 1 side of fish in cornmeal. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Heat remaining 2 tablespoons of oil in heavy large nonstick skillet over high heat. Add fish, cornmeal side down, and cook until bottom is golden, about 4 minutes. Turn fish over. Ladle 1 cup of soup over. Cover and simmer until fish is just cooked through, about 4 minutes.

Transfer fish, cornmeal side up, to 4 shallow bowls. Arrange clams, mussels and sausage around fish. Top with remaining soup. Sprinkle with parsley.

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  1. Just had this dish for lunch at the King of Prussia PA Restaurant and was blown away. Obviously a smaller portion for lunch but with the fabulous garlic bread, the abundance of linguiça, with two Lagers to wash it down…WOW! Excellent wait staff, clean inviting place with its own vibe; and after only my first visit to Legal Seafoods, I’m hooked!

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