Seafood San Carlos

Seafood San Carlos

For New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, your birthday, or whenever the time you need a reason to celebrate!

Nothing could be further from chili’s landlocked traditions than this seafood stew. Nonetheless, the flavor is unmistakably that of chili, and the roll-your-sleeves-up-and-dig-in heartiness is totally authentic.

As with any of the world’s bouillabaisse-like seafood stews, using readily available fresh ingredients takes precedence over fidelity to the recipe. You might consider using a truly hearty fish, such as Mahi-Mahi. Lobster would be a good addition, or the chili could be made entirely with shrimp.

Since the chili base must be made at least 24 hours in advance, and the seafood then cooks in minutes, this is perfect party fare. Serve with Champagne, a Cava, or a Prosecco.

Recipe by KnowBuddy Bruce S.