Maritime Medley Seafood Soup

Author: Canadian Living

Bring Nova Scotian shores to your kitchen with this vividly coloured and flavoured soup. Serve with crusty bread and a salad of early spring greens lightly dressed with olive oil and vinegar. Don't be afraid to vary the seafood according to availability.

  • Portion size 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 onions chopped
  • 2 stalks celery chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 can tomato
  • 1 jar (370ml) roasted red pepper drained
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon saffron threads
  • 1 sweet yellow pepper
  • 12 green onions
  • 3 lobster tails (about 12 oz/375 g total)
  • 1 lb (500 g) haddock
  • 1 lb (500 g) halibut fillet
  • 1 1/2 lb mussel (about 10 0z/300 g total), peeled and deveined
  • 12 large scallops (about 10 oz/300 g total)
  • 12 pattypan squash
  • 2 tablespoons snipped fresh chives

Method

In Dutch oven, heat butter over medium heat; fry chopped onions, celery and garlic, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 6 minutes.

Meanwhile, drain tomatoes, reserving juice. Seed and chop tomatoes; add to onion mixture and cook, stirring, for 3 minutes.

In blender, purée together red peppers, wine and reserved tomato juice. Add to pan along with 3 cups (750 mL) water, thyme, salt and pepper; bring to boil. Reduce heat to simmer. Crumble saffron into pan; cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, cut yellow pepper into 1-inch (2.5 cm) chunks; add to pan and simmer for 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, cut off half of dark green parts of green onions; reserve for another use. Cut each lobster tail crosswise into thirds. Cut haddock fillets into 12 pieces. Rinse mussels and pull off any beards; discard any mussels that do not close when tapped.

Increase heat to medium-high. Add green onions, lobster, haddock, mussels, shrimp, scallops and squash; cover and cook, stirring once, until mussels open, about 15 minutes. Discard any mussels that do not open. Divide among bowls; garnish with chives.

Nutritional facts Per each of 8 servings: about

  • Sodium 589 mg
  • Protein 33 g
  • Calories 243.0
  • Total fat 5 g
  • Cholesterol 130 mg
  • Saturated fat 2 g
  • Total carbohydrate 15 g

%RDI

  • Iron 26.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 24.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 12.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 27.0
  • Vitamin C 170.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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