• Yield 4 servings

This is a good way to prepare a quick, impressive dinner with ingredients from the pantry and freezer.


8 ounces canned tomatoes or chopped fresh tomatoes
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 1/2 cups fish stock
1 cup white wine
1 -- Bermuda onion or 6 scallions, chopped
2 or 3 -- garlic cloves, crushed
1 pound tilapia or other white fish, cut into 1-pieces
8 -- sea scallops, cut into halves
12 -- green olives
2 teaspoons hot sauce
1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill weed
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried thyme
16 -- mussels
16 large shrimp, peeled and deveined


  1. Cook the tomatoes in a large saucepan over low heat until they begin to break apart.  Stir in the tomato paste, fish stock, wine, onion and garlic.  Increase the heat and bring to a boil.  Reduce the heat to medium and cook for 5  minutes.
  2. Add the fish, scallops, olives, hot sauce, dill weed, oregano and thyme.  Simmer for 15 minutes.  Add the mussels and cook until the shells open.  Add the shrimp and simmer for 10  minutes longer.  Ladle into soup bowls and serve with warmed and buttered crusty French bread.

Note:  You may prepare this dish with thawed frozen fish and shellfish.  


Recipe reprinted with permission from The Bermuda Junior Service League’s Island Thyme (Hamilton HM FX, Bermuda, 2005).



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