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Zippy Seafood Stew

Garden-fresh leeks and peppers add punch to this deliciously spiced stew. The flavors blend together well, showcasing the shrimp and scallops. I'd have to say this is one of my favorites.—Paul Noetzel, Grafton, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 3 to 4 medium leeks (white portion only), sliced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1-1/2 cups tomato puree
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 3/4 pound uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 3/4 pound sea scallops


  • In a Dutch oven or large kettle, saute the leeks, jalapeno and garlic in oil until tender. Add the tomato puree, water, broth and seasonings; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 10-15 minutes.
  • Add shrimp and scallops; simmer 5 minutes longer or until shrimp turn pink and scallops are opaque.
Editor's Note
Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 192 calories, 6g fat (1g saturated fat), 88mg cholesterol, 740mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 21g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 vegetable, 1 fat.

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