Seafood Stew

  • Yield: 4 servings

"I like to doctor recipes to my own specifications, by trying this and that. I also like using vegetables I grow in the garden. This is an easy and tasty stew, and the recipe can be doubled for a large group."


1tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1medium onion
2 garlic cloves
2 (6 1/2-ounce) cans chopped clams, undrained
1 (6-ounce) can white crab (or imitation crab)
1 (6-ounce can shrimp
1 (10 3/4-ounce) can condensed tomato soup
1 (2-ounce) jar pimentos, undrained
1 1/2cups hot water
1/4teaspoon salt
Pepper, to taste
1/4teaspoon dried basil
1/4teaspoon dried oregano
1/4cup fresh parsley
Parmesan cheese (optional)


  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan. Chop onion and press or mince garlic. Add these to saucepan, cover, and cook over low heat about 15 minutes. Drain and rinse crab and shrimp. Stir clams and liquid, crab, shrimp, tomato soup, pimentos and liquid, water, salt, and pepper into onion mixture. Crush basil and oregano and chop parsley. Add to seafood mixture. Cook covered over low heat for 10 minutes. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, if desired. Makes about 6 cups.

Recipe by Duane Kasten, Long Prairie, Minn.