Cape Ann Seafood Stew

Cape Ann Seafood Stew

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Cape Ann Seafood Stew

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This stew was inspired by some wonderful seafood soups and stews from the Cape Ann region of Massachusetts, where Gloucester – the oldest fishing port in the country – is located.

Nutrition Facts

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Calories: 405 Fat, Total: 10g Carbohydrates, Total: 32g
Cholesterol: 97mg Sodium: 1555mg Protein: 43g
Fiber: 6g % Cal. from Fat: 22% % Cal. from Carbs: 32%


  • 1 small bunch fresh kale (4 cups chopped and tightly packed)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, halved, thinly sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper, seeded, thinly sliced
  • 8 ounces mushrooms, sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 28-ounce can whole tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 3/4 cup dry white wine
  • 1 8-ounce bottle clam juice
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh Italian parsley
  • 1/2 pound mussels, scrubbed, debearded
  • 1 1/4 pounds haddock or cod fillets, cut into 2-inch chunks


  • 1 Strip kale leaves from stems; discard stems. Place leaves in pot of water and agitate well to remove grit. Chop well; set aside.
  • 2 Pour oil into 4 1/2 - to 6-quart slow cooker. In the following order, layer onion, kale, pepper, mushrooms, garlic and bay leaves in cooker. Working over slow cooker, break tomatoes up with your hands and add them to the slow cooker. Add tomato juice from can, salt, basil, wine and clam juice. Cover and cook on low setting for about 8 to 9 hours or high setting for about 5 hours.
  • 3 Spoon a little of the broth into a small bowl. Stir in tomato paste then stir back into stew. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Add parsley and mussels, pushing mussels down toward the bottom with a wooden spoon. Add haddock and bury slightly in broth. Turn to high setting and cook about 1 hour longer, gently stirring fish about midway. Discard any unopened mussels when serving.


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