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Colombian Cazuela de Mariscos

  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 2 hr 0 min
  • Ingredients 17
  • Servings 5

Ingredients

2
liters of water
1
Head of a fish or bones
1
celery stick
2
carrots
1
bay leaf
4
tablespoons of butter
4
tablespoons of flour
3
tablespoons of oil
1
garlic clove
1/2
red pepper
4
very ripe tomatoes
1/2
cup of white vinegar
1/2
lb of squid
1/2
lb of clean shrimp
1/2
lb of cooked octopus
1/2
lb of mussels
Salt and pepper to taste

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
% Daily Value
% Daily Value*:
Exchanges:
Free
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
No nutrition information available for this recipe

Expert Tips

You can gratin the seafood stew by covering it with a layer of cheese and broiling it until the surface is golden brown.

The Caribbean coast of Colombia is renowned for its beautiful blue waters and abundant variety of fish. Thanks to this bounty, the natives have created a vast repertoire of seafood recipes, like the cazuela de mariscos (seafood stew). Enjoying the flavors that make up this dish is a true delight, the kind of delight that those who inhabit the Caribbean coast of Colombia enjoy daily. Now we can all enjoy it too with this simple recipe, we might even think we’re on the beaches of Cartagena!

Directions

  • 1 Make the broth by putting the fish head or bones in a pot of water.
  • 2 Peel the carrots and dice them, then do the same with the celery. Add these vegetables to the pot of water with the bay leaves and salt to taste.
  • 3 Cook over low heat, for about 1 hour. Once the broth is ready, strain and set aside.
  • 4 Melt the butter on a pot over low heat and add the flour little by little. Stir constantly and add the broth, continuously stirring. Once you achieve a thick consistency, make sure there are no lumps.
  • 5 Add the oil to a saucepan and sauté the thin pieces of garlic with the red pepper.
  • 6 Add the tomatoes, wine and all of the seafood.
  • 7 Add the broth and mix all the ingredients well.
  • 8 Check the seasoning, add the pepper and let cook until it boils.
  • 9 Serve immediately.

The Caribbean coast of Colombia is renowned for its beautiful blue waters and abundant variety of fish. Thanks to this bounty, the natives have created a vast repertoire of seafood recipes, like the cazuela de mariscos (seafood stew). Enjoying the flavors that make up this dish is a true delight, the kind of delight that those who inhabit the Caribbean coast of Colombia enjoy daily. Now we can all enjoy it too with this simple recipe, we might even think we’re on the beaches of Cartagena!

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Cristina Duffy Cristina Duffy
September 24, 2015

The Caribbean coast of Colombia is renowned for its beautiful blue waters and abundant variety of fish. Thanks to this bounty, the natives have created a vast repertoire of seafood recipes, like the cazuela de mariscos (seafood stew). Enjoying the flavors that make up this dish is a true delight, the kind of delight that those who inhabit the Caribbean coast of Colombia enjoy daily. Now we can all enjoy it too with this simple recipe, we might even think we’re on the beaches of Cartagena!