Oh gosh, it’s been awhile. I’ve been traveling and basically living out of my suitcase. I’m in the process of moving, but not quite settled yet. So, it’s not been super easy to blog. Or to cook for that matter. AirBNB people don’t like to keep sharp knives around. But! I have a recipe. Finally!
This is usually a no recipe stew I throw together when I’m feeling under the weather. When it’s chilly. And damp. And I need some freaking seafood. Like, now. Does anyone else get that seafood craving that makes you rude? I have a working theory that iodine keeps you from giving everyone the stink eye. Well, rude people rejoice, cause this stew right here is full of seafood and seaweed. IODINE HEAVEN.
I like to do a mix of seafood. A firm white fish like halibut, some shell-on shrimp (better yet, head-on), and some sea scallops. The same with the seaweed, a mix. I get a bag that has several kinds of seaweed: kombu, wakame, sea palm, and nori. I just toss a bit of each kind in and let it do it’s magic calming work. The brand I used is called Rising Tide, they have a 1 oz package for about 5 bucks.
I also like to use fresh aromatics in this stew, so try to find fresh lemongrass, turmeric, ginger, and kaffir lime leaves. I guess you can use dried kaffir lime leaves. But everything else should be fresh. As for the vegetables, I just use what I have on hand. Which is typically a leafy green and a few colorful veggies. This time I used purple kale, carrots, and daikon radish.
This is delicious served with white rice, and afterwards you’ll feel like you’ve had a full body deep tissue massage. Chilled the heck out and ready to take on the world.