Fisherman's Stew with Roasted Garlic Crostini


This Fisherman's stew recipe is loaded with cod, shrimp, and mussels and will warm you right up on cold winter days. The crostini served alongside are made with homemade roasted garlic, and perfect for soaking up every last morsel of the stew.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 15 mins
6 servings


  • 1 garlic bulb

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil

  • 2 pounds fresh or frozen skinless cod fillets

  • 12 ounces fresh or frozen large shrimp in shells

  • 12 ounces fresh mussels in shells

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon finely snipped fresh parsley

  • 5 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 tablespoon no-salt-added tomato paste

  • 1 cup dry white wine

  • 2 cups chopped tomatoes

  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper

  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 cup water

  • 6 1-ounce slices whole-wheat Italian or sourdough bread


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Cut off top 1/2 inch of garlic bulb to expose ends of individual cloves. Leaving bulb whole, remove any loose, papery outer layers. Place bulb, cut end up, on a double thickness of foil. Drizzle bulb with 1 tsp. oil. Bring foil up around bulb and fold edges together to loosely enclose. Roast garlic 50 to 60 minutes or until tender; cool.

  2. Meanwhile, thaw fish and shrimp, if frozen. Peel and devein shrimp, leaving tails intact if desired. Rinse fish and shrimp; pat dry. Cut fish into 2-inch pieces. Scrub mussels under cold running water. Using your fingers, pull out beards that are visible between the shells.

  3. In a 6-qt. Dutch oven heat 2 Tbsp. of the oil over medium. Add parsley and minced garlic; cook and stir 30 seconds. Add tomato paste; cook and stir 1 minute more. Add wine. Cook over high 5 minutes or until wine is evaporated, stirring frequently. Add tomatoes, crushed red pepper and black pepper. Cook 5 minutes or until tomatoes are softened, stirring occasionally. Stir in the water. Simmer, covered, 10 minutes.

  4. Layer fish, shrimp, and mussels on tomato mixture. Cook, covered, without stirring 5 to 7 minutes or until fish flakes easily, shrimp are opaque and mussel shells open. Discard any mussels that do not open.

  5. To prepare the garlic crostini, brush both sides of bread with remaining 1 Tbsp. oil. Place bread on a baking sheet. Bake 3 to 5 minutes or until toasted. Squeeze garlic bulb from bottom of paper husk so cloves pop out. Spread bread with roasted garlic.

  6. If desired, sprinkle servings with additional parsley. Serve with garlic crostini.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

417 Calories
12g Fat
23g Carbs
47g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Serving Size 2 cups
Calories 417
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 47g 94%
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Cholesterol 160mg 53%
Vitamin A 739IU 15%
Vitamin C 17mg 19%
Folate 67mcg 17%
Sodium 410mg 18%
Calcium 106mg 8%
Iron 4mg 24%
Magnesium 122mg 29%
Potassium 1240mg 26%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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