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SHELLFISH IN RICH HERB SAUCE

When it comes to recipe which is designed for diet plan, the Shellfish in rich herb sauce recipe is the perfect for you. This recipe can prepare for about one hour and serve for eight people. This dish will surely provide you a delightful and delectable taste.
Serves :
8

Preparation Time :
30 minutes

Cooking Time :
1 hour

Preparation Method :

  • Slit the lobster in half lengthwise. Discard the head and stomach sac and the dark intestinal vein which runs along the inside of the body.
  • Twist off the large claws and crack them. Put on one side with the rest of the shellfish.
  • Heat the oil in a large flameproof casserole. Add the onion, peppers, garlic, paprika and squid. Cook gently for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Add the tomatoes, almonds, saffron and bay leaf, then stir in the wine, brandy, lemon juice and water.
  • Stir well and allow to bubble for 1 to 2 minutes over a high heat. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Add all the shellfish to the pan, cover and cook over a low heat for about 15 minutes. Discard any mussels or clams or cockles that have not opened. Correct the seasoning and sprinkle with parsley before serving.
  • Garnished with lemon wedges. 

INGREDIENTS

  • 750 grams lobster, lightly boiled 
  • 6 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 2 onion, peeled and finely chopped
  • 2 red pepper, cored, deseeded, and thinly sliced 
  • 2 green pepper, cored, deseeded, and thinly sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
  • 4 teaspoons paprika 
  • 4 baby squid, cleaned and cut into rings 
  • 8 tomatoes, skinned and chopped 
  • 20 blanched almonds, crushed 
  • 6 pinches of powdered saffron
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 500 ml dry white wine 
  • 6 tablespoons brandy
  • Juice of 2 lemons 
  • 500 ml water
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper 
  • 20 prawns, unpeeled 
  • 15 mussels, scrubbed and bearded 
  • 16 clams or cockles, scrubbed 
  • Chopped parsley, to garnish

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