Thursday, January 21, 2010
I'm still in comfort mode! So, soup was the golden ticket tonight! I tried something a little different... a Paleo variation of the Italian classic, Cioppino (or the poor man's fish stew, as my husband calls it). I bought a package of Trader Joe's frozen "seafood blend", which contained shrimp, calamari, and bay scallops. If I had some, I would have added some pieces of fish, too!
16 oz bag frozen Seafood Blend from Trader Joe's
1 med. onion, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 stalks celery, chopped
1/2 C carrots, chopped
1 T olive oil
2 C low sodium chicken broth
1 C red wine
15.5 oz. can diced tomatoes, no added salt
1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
1 T dried parsley flakes
1-2 tsp. (splash) hot sauce
Pinch celtic sea salt (optional)
4 T fresh Italian parsley, coarsely chopped
2 T fresh chives, chopped ... for garnish!
In olive oil, saute onions, garlic, celery, and bell pepper. Add to soup pot. Add chicken broth, wine, tomatoes and carrots. Heat to a low boil. Add seasonings (black pepper, parsley, salt, and hot sauce). Cover and cook for about 10 minutes. Add bag of seafood, Italian parsley, and cook for another 10 minutes, on medium heat. Spoon desired serving into a bowl and garnish with fresh chives!
This was total comfort food... and warms the core! Hope you enjoy.
Makes about 6 servings. Zone blocks: 1F, 2P, 2C
We served a side salad with almond slivers and avocado slices to add a little fat!