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    (by the sheet)
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and more.....


  Mariscado (Cuban Seafood Soup)
  • Another traditional Cuban dish that incorporates a variety of local fresh fish and seafood. Of course, we are not getting any seafood from Cuba at this time but we do have our own fresh varieties of the same fish and seafood.
  • This is a great low fat recipe that uses only a little olive oil and lots of veggies, a very healthy choice!
  • You can also add and subtract fish or seafood of your choice if there is something you don't want. I always say you can't add too much seafood, so the more the better!

  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cups sweet peppers, chopped
  • 2 1/2 cups sweet onions, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh garlic, chopped
  • 3 pints fish stock
  • 3 cups san marzano tomatoes with juice, hand crushed
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 tsp hot smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • pinch of saffron
  • 1 pound firm white fish, chunked and skinned (grouper, corvina, dorado)
  • 1 pound squid, cleaned
  • 1 pound gulf shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 24 small hardshell clams, rinsed
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped

  • In a large stock pot, heat evoo, add veggies and saute for 5 minutes. Add fish stock, tomatoes, bay leaves, salt, paprika, oregano, and saffron, bring to a boil. Add seafood, resume boil, then simmer 6 to 8 minutes. Make sure all the clams open, discard any that do not open. Add fresh parsley last. Serve soup with crusty french bread.
  • Serves 6 to 8 people. Disfruta!
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