By Tania Chugani, winner, Fish or Shellfish category and Grand Prize winner.
Not only did we love this dish, but also the whole presentation, including the Roasted Garlic, the baguette and the small bowls of broth and melted butter for dipping.
- Portion size 8 servings
- Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: November 2008
- 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 2 red onions diced
- 2 cups diced leeks (white parts only)
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
- 2 lbs chorizo sausages sliced, 3/4 inch (2 cm) thick
- 2 lbs kielbasa sliced, 3/4 inch (2 cm) thick
- 1 1/2 lb small red potatoes scrubbed and halved
- 8 sprigs fresh thyme
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1 1/2 cup dry white wine
- 2 lbs mussels
- 2 lbs clams
- 12 jumbo shrimp deveined
- 3 Cooked Lobsters (recipe)
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
- 1 tablespoon hot pepper sauce
- 8 lemon wedges
- 4 heads Roasted Garlic
In large Dutch oven, heat oil over medium heat; cook onions and leeks, stirring occasionally, until tender and slightly caramelized, about 10 minutes.
Stir in garlic, sugar and chorizo; cook, stirring occasionally, until chorizo is browned, about 8 minutes.
Add potatoes, thyme, salt and pepper. Add half of the wine and bring to boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer until potatoes are slightly tender, 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, scrub mussels and clams; discard any that do not close. Layer over potatoes. Pour in 2 cups (500 mL) water and remaining wine; cover and bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered and stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes.
Arrange shrimp on top; cover and simmer until shrimp are pink and mussels and clams are open, about 10 minutes.
Transfer to large shallow serving dish, discarding thyme sprigs and any mussels or clams that do not open. Reserve 1 cup (250 mL) of the broth for dipping. Arrange lobster on top. Sprinkle with parsley.
In small bowl, whisk hot sauce with reserved broth. Serve with seafood, lemon wedges and Roasted Garlic.
Nutritional facts Per serving: about
- Sodium 2066 mg
- Protein 52 g
- Calories 858.0
- Total fat 54 g
- Cholesterol 200 mg
- Saturated fat 18 g
- Total carbohydrate 37 g
- Iron 60.0
- Folate 24.0
- Calcium 13.0
- Vitamin A 7.0
- Vitamin C 42.0