*  Exported from  MasterCook II  *
 
                           SHELLFISH STEW ALLA TARANTINA
 
 Recipe By     :MOLTO MARIO SHOW #MB5666
 Serving Size  :      Preparation Time :
 Categories    :New Text Import
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
        2  pounds        mussels, -- scrubbed and debearded
        1  pound         large shrimp, U-15 size, -- peeled and deveined
        1  pound         calamari, cleaned of skin, -- ink sac and beak
        1  pound         small clams or cockles, -- scrubbed and drained
       12                oysters, shucked, -- with liquid reserved
        6  tablespoons   virgin olive oil
        1  medium        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  tablespoons   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
 
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