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Lean and Green Seafood Stew

A deeply flavorful, elegant meal that’s a breeze to prepare and perfect to serve to company! This NEW Lean & Green Seafood Stew recipe, developed by The Culinary Institute of America Consulting*, makes 4 servings (1 Leanest, 2 Healthy Fats, 3 Green, & 2 Condiments per serving). 

1 Lean3 Green2 Condiments2 Healthy Fat

Lean and Green Seafood Stew


  • 8 tsp olive oil
  • ¼ tsp red pepper flakes
  • ½ cup scallions, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 cup diced fennel
  • 1 cup diced green bell pepper
  • 1, (28-oz.) can diced tomatoes
  • ½ lb. shrimp, half lengthwise
  • ½ lb. bay scallops
  • ½ lb. tilapia, diced
  • 1½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • ½ lb. lump crabmeat
  • ½ cup fresh basil, cut into fine strips

Lean and Green Seafood Stew


  1. In a saucepan, sweat the red pepper flakes in the olive oil for about 30 seconds.
  2. Add the scallions, fennel, and green pepper, and continue to sweat for about 3 to 4 minutes over moderate heat.
  3. Add the tomatoes, including the juice, and bring to a boil.
  4. Simmer for about 8 minutes until all vegetables are tender.
  5. Combine the halved shrimp and diced tilapia with the scallops in a bowl and season with salt and pepper; mix very carefully.
  6. Add the seasoned seafood to the simmering tomatoes, bring to a near boil, and cook gently for 3 to 4 minutes.
  7. Add the crabmeat and basil, stir very carefully, and heat through.
  8. Divide stew into 4 equal portions (about 2 cups per serving), garnish with basil leaves, and serve hot.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving: 340 calories, 42g protein, 16g carbohydrate, 11g fat

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