Seafood Stew Recipes

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Russell's Fish Stew

Rating: 4.76 stars
Nice hearty seafood stew, perfect for those cold winter days. Serve with sliced French bread.


Rating: 4.77 stars
A wonderful seafood stew! Serve with a loaf of warm, crusty bread for sopping up the delicious broth!

Frutti Di Mare

Literally “fruit of the sea”. This is a seafood extravaganza ladled over pasta with an immensely flavorful sauce. And it's very fast and easy.

Seafood Cioppino

Rating: 4.76 stars
This is as good as any restaurant's version! Serve with rice and a nice salad.

Oyster Stew with Evaporated Milk

Rating: 4.55 stars
This is a great stew for a cold and wintry night. It will warm you up inside.

Turkish Fish Stew

Rating: 4.6 stars
A non-traditional variant of Turkish fish stew that blends various other Mediterranean influences.

Healthier Slow Cooker Gumbo

Rating: 4.67 stars
Packed with veggies, this healthier slow cooker gumbo is easy to throw together before a party so you have plenty of time with your guests.

Grandpa's Oyster Stew

Rating: 4.77 stars
Born and raised on the water, oystering is in chef Madden Surbaugh's blood. Every year at Christmas his grandfather made his famous oyster stew.

Spicy Tomato, Seafood, and Chorizo Stew

Rating: 4.85 stars
This spicy stew features Hunt's® petite diced tomatoes, seafood, and chorizo in one satisfying, Mexican-inspired bowl!

SC Frogmore Stew

Rating: 4.76 stars
Being a South Carolina girl at heart, this has and will always be one of my favorite and most comforting meals.

Brazilian Fish Stew

Rating: 4.42 stars
This super easy but hearty dish is full of flavor and absolutely delicious! It's a simplified version of a common Brazilian dish that I remember from my childhood and it's become a favorite even among my kids and I, even though we don't like fish! This can be made easily on the stovetop or in the slow cooker for a no-fail convenience meal. Use salmon in place of tilapia for a stronger fish flavor. Serve with hot rice or warm tortillas.

Auntie Anita's Lobster Stew

Rating: 4.8 stars
Stirring is the most important thing in this masterpiece, otherwise it will curdle. According to experts on fine Maine cookery, the important steps to success in creating the perfect lobster stew are, first, this partial cooling before ever so gently adding the milk - a mere trickle at a time. The constant stirring until the stew blossoms a rich salmon color under your spoon and, finally, the aging, since every passing hour improves ins flavor. Some 'experts' even say two days. Overnight is good and 5 to 6 hours improves its flavor considerably. Be sure to reheat slowly.

Inspiration and Ideas

Chef John's Cioppino

Rating: Unrated
"This spicy fish and shellfish stew is a big red bowl of yummy, and when paired with a loaf of crusty sourdough bread, it's downright otherworldly." – Chef John

Chef John's Brazilian Fish Stew

Rating: Unrated
See how to make this "weeknight version" of a coconut milk-enriched fish stew.

Cajun Crawfish and Shrimp Etouffe

Rating: 4.79 stars

An authentic Louisiana recipe with a rich and spicy fresh tomato based roux with fresh garlic, bell peppers, celery and onions mixed with crawfish and shrimp. A little time consuming but well worth it!! Serve over steamed rice with hushpuppies and/or crackers on the side.