Seafood Stew with Orzo

Seafood Stew with Orzo

The simple, fresh flavors in this stew are reminiscent of lunch at a seaside restaurant.

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medium green onions, chopped (6 tablespoons)
clove garlic, finely chopped
large tomato, coarsely chopped (1 cup)
medium carrot, thinly sliced (1/2 cup)
1 3/4
cups Progresso® reduced-sodium chicken broth (from 32-oz carton)
bottle (8 oz) clam juice
cup uncooked rosamarina or orzo pasta
cup dry white wine or reduced-sodium chicken broth
tablespoon chopped fresh or 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
teaspoons chopped fresh or 1/2 teaspoon dried dill weed
drops red pepper sauce
fresh mussels in shells, scrubbed, debearded
uncooked medium shrimp, peeled, deveined
lb red snapper or sea bass, skin removed, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
cup sliced mushrooms (2 oz)
  1. Spray 4-quart Dutch oven with cooking spray. Add onions and garlic; cook over medium heat about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until onions are tender. Stir in tomato, carrot, broth, clam juice, pasta, wine, thyme, dill weed and pepper sauce. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat; cover and simmer about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until pasta is almost tender.
  2. Meanwhile, discard any broken-shell or open (dead) mussels. Scrub remaining mussels in cold water, removing any barnacles with a dull paring knife. Pull beard by giving it a tug (using a kitchen towel may help). If you have trouble removing it, use a pliers to grip and pull gently. Place mussels in large container. Cover with cool water. Agitate water with hand, then drain and discard water. Repeat several times until water runs clear; drain.
  3. Stir in mussels and remaining ingredients into Dutch oven. Cover and heat to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer 6 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until fish flakes easily with fork and mussel shells have opened, removing mussels as they open. Discard any mussels that don't open. Return opened mussels to stew.
Makes 4 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Super Shellfish
Shellfish, such as shrimp and mussels, is a good source of vitamin B-12. Our bodies need B-12 to help break down foods to give us plenty of energy.
Make It Your Way
Fresh herbs and the tang of lemons enhances the rich, sweet flavor of seafood. Sprinkle this soup with chopped fresh parsley, and serve lemon wedges dipped in paprika or finely chopped parsley on the side.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 160
    • (Calories from Fat 15),
  • Total Fat 1 1/2g
    • (Saturated Fat 0g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 60mg;
  • Sodium 460mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 15g
    • (Dietary Fiber 2g,
    • Sugars 3g),
  • Protein 21g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 1/2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 1 Vegetable;
    • 2 1/2 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 0 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.