This stew is cooked as fast as it can get. The combination of spices gives it a unique flavor. The seafood in it can be anything from a mix or just squid rings or prawns or mussels. In no time, this dish has become one of my favorites: simple, fast, healthy, delicious. Good enough for any weekday dinner after a long day at work. Bon Appetit!
(adapted slightly from BBC Food)
1/2 onion, finely chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon chili flakes
1 bay leaf
salt to taste
200ml vegetable or fish stock
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1 capsicum pepper (red or green), deseeded and thinly sliced
500g/1 lb mixed seafood (e.g. squid rings, peeled prawns, mussels meat)
Heat olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Add onion and fry until softened. Add garlic, turmeric, paprika and chilli flakes and cook for another minute.
Add bay leaf, stock, tomato paste, sliced pepper, seafood mix and white wine. Simmer gently until seafood is cooked, about 5 minutes. Season to taste. Stir in splash of cream (optional).
Serve with rice or rustic bread.