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       Title: Shellfish Stew Alla Tarantina
  Categories: New, Text, Import
       Yield: 4 servings
  
  
         2 lb mussels, -- scrubbed and
   :          debearded
         1 lb large shrimp, U-15 size, --
   :          peeled and deveined
         1 lb calamari, cleaned of skin,
   :          ink sac and beak
         1 lb small clams or cockles, --
   :          scrubbed and drained
        12    oysters, shucked, -- with
   :          liquid reserved
         6 TB virgin olive oil
         1 md red onion, chopped into --
       1/4    -inch dice
         1    red bell pepper, seeded and
   :          cored, -- chopped into
       1/4    -i
         1    yellow bell pepper, seeded
   :          and cored, -- chopped into
      1/
         2 TB freshly chopped thyme
   :          leaves
   
   Cut calamari into 1/2-inch rings and check oysters for
   sand and bits of shell.
   
   In a 4 quart pot, heat olive oil until smoking. Add
   onion, peppers and thyme leaves and cook until
   softened but not brown, about 10 minutes. Add wine and
   tomato sauce and bring to a boil. Add clams, shrimp
   and mussels and cover.
   
   Cook 3 to 4 minutes until clams have all opened. Add
   calamari and cook 2 minutes until opaque. Season with
   salt and pepper, add oysters and oyster liquid and
   simmer 2 to 3 minutes until oysters have tightened
   around outer edges. Divide shellfish over pieces of
   bread in 4 bowls, pour in broth and serve.
   
   Yield: 4 servings
   
   Recipe By     :MOLTO MARIO SHOW #MB5666
   
                                         Date: Fri, 1 Nov
   1996 22:14:18 -0500
  
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