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Packed with seafood and flavor, Jake Smollett’s seafood stew will not disappoint!


  • 2 sticks butter
  • ¼ cup chopped garlic
  • 1 onion, small dice
  • 4 bay leaves
  • 1 pound red potatoes, quartered
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 cup stewed or diced tomatoes
  • 3 cups seafood stock
  • 6 hot Italian turkey sausage cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 2 lemons
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chili paste or srir
  • 1 Fresno chili
  • 1 pound extra large shrimp, deveined with shells on
  • 2 king crab legs cut in quarters


Heat a large Dutch oven or heavy bottom saucepot over medium-high heat. Melt the butter and then add the garlic and onions and begin to saute. Add bay leaves, potatoes, cayenne, salt, and stir allowing the potatoes to cook down in the butter. Cover with a lid and continue to cook for about 15-20 minutes on low heat. Keep an eye on the mixture to avoid burning butter. Add the tomatoes, seafood stock, and turn up the heat to bring the stew to a boil. Then lower the heat to a simmer. Add in the sausage, white wine, two lemons along with their juice, and stir. Add the dried basil, fresh parsley, chili paste, or sriracha, and stir into the stew mixture. Place the lid on the pot and bring it up to a boil. Once it comes to a boil, add in the Fresno chili, shrimp, king crab legs, and continue to simmer until the seafood is pink and tender about 5-10 minutes Serve the Seafood Stew with more parsley and Garlic Bread on the side.