I went to Sam's last week
(I haven't been there in a long long time).
For those of you who don't know
Sam's Club is a chain store from the same company as Wall-Mart
that sells in bulk (very competitive prices) and one need to pay
a yearly member's subscription
to be able to shop there
(thus the name Sam's Club).
I bought there a seafood mix package
that is not easy to find around here.
It had octopus, squid, mussels and crab meat.
As you can see the mix is intended for paella and is quite a large package.
Oh boy, I was happy!, and couldn't wait
to cook something that would take me back to the old flavours from home!
And so I decided to prepare a seafood
kinda stew with boiled potatoes.
For the ingredients (servings would be good for 2 or 3):
- about a pound of seafood mix
- 1 big onion
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 garlic gloves
- 1 can of diced tomatoes
- 3/4 medium potatoes
- salt and pepper to taste
Start by chopping the onion and the garlic really fine.
Pour 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil in a medium sauce pan
and add the chopped onion plus garlic.
Stirring often, let it cook slowly, till the onion gets soft and translucent.
Add the diced tomatoes
(you can use fresh tomatoes, about a cup, or canned like I did)
and let it slowly simmer for about 15/20 minutes.
Then add the seafood mix and let it cook
for about 20 minutes.
Season with salt and pepper to taste,
even some red hot pepper if you like it.
Meanwhile, boil the potatoes,
cut in 4 pieces lengthwise,
for about 15/20 minutes.
Place the potatoes on the plate
and pour some stew on top.
Sprinkle with parsley.
It sure fitted that spot and cravings from the old country!