Anthony Bourdain’s Seafood Stew

Anthony Bourdain’s Seafood Stew

Serves 4-6

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Directions

In a medium pot over medium heat, add wine. Simmer until wine is reduced by two-thirds.

Heat oil a large, high-sided skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion, green pepper, and garlic, and cook, stirring occasionally, until translucent, 3 to 4 minutes. Add cumin, oregano, and pepper flakes, and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add octopus pieces and cook until juices release, 1-2 minutes. Pour reduced wine into pan; scrape bottom of pan using a wooden spoon to dislodge any browned bits. Add the tomato paste and crushed tomatoes and enough of the octopus stock to cover by 1 inch; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and add the potatoes; gently simmer until tender, about 45 minutes.

Add cod and clams, and cook, covered, until clams have opened, 10 to 15 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Serve immediately, with bread alongside, or the following day… it’s even better.

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Ingredients

1 bottle dry red wine
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive
   oil
1 green pepper, cut into ½-inch
   pieces
1 medium onion, cut into ½-
   inch pieces
7 to 8 garlic cloves, thinly
   sliced
1 tablespoon cumin
1 stem fresh oregano, leaves
   removed
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
   flakes
4 large octopus tentacles, cut
   into ½-inch pieces
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1 (16-ounce) can crushed
   tomatoes
2 cups homemade octopus
   stock, or store-bought, low-
   sodium vegetable stock
2 Yukon Gold potatoes, cut into
   ½-inch pieces
2 cod fillets (7to 8 ounces
   each), cut into 1-inch pieces
12 little neck or top neck clams,
   scrubbed
Fine sea salt and freshly
   ground black pepper
French baguette, for serving