Seafood Stew from Bluecoast Grill

A one of a kind dish from top to bottom, the Seafood Stew is a standout on the Bluecoast menu and represents the best of Delaware’s ocean harvest. The recipe is simple, enhanced by light seasoning and herbs that let the flavors of the seafood shine. Enjoy on its own or pair with a salad, fresh bread and a glass of wine for a delicious taste of summer.
By | June 16, 2016


Makes 1 serving

In a large sauté pan or wok, heat oil. Pat fish dry and season. Sear fish until golden brown on one side. Season scallop and shrimp, add to pan and sear. Add garlic. Flip fish over and continue to sear. Add clams, mussels, lobster and white wine. Turn down to a simmer and let wine reduce a bit. Add clam juice, tomato sauce, celery, lemon wheels, parsley and chili flakes. Cover and let simmer until clams and mussels are open and stew is steaming hot. Taste and season. Serve immediately.

SoDel Concepts Sommelier Mike Zygmonski suggest these wine pairings:

  • White: Ramey Russian River Chardonnay
    This full bodied white wine from California will pair perfect with hearty flavors of the stew. With a touch of minerality and great acidity to stand up to the tomato broth. The perfect pairing.
  • Red: Morgan Double L Vineyard Pinot Noir
    If you prefer red over white, this Pinot Noir from the Santa Lucia Highlands is full bodied but won’t overwhelm the delicate flavors of the stew. Earthy, savory, and fruit forward, this wine has it all to stand up to the complex Seafood stew.

Recipe courtesy of Bluecoast Seafood Grill, Bethany Beach, Delaware

About this recipe

Meet the Chef

For their signature Seafood Stew, SoDel Concepts Chef Doug Ruley and his Bluecoast team take fresh delivered whole seafood and fin fish and while butchering, set aside fresh pieces for the stew. “We are fortunate to have a close relationship with fishermen and watermen across the region, so we always have fresh seasonal catch available to us. Our simple Seafood Stew brings sophistication to a classic mid-Atlantic dish, and it’s been a favorite of our customers for years.”

About Bluecoast Seafood Grill

Bluecoast Seafood Grill, a SoDel Concepts restaurant, is widely regarded as one of the best restaurants on the East coast, and has garnered numerous awards since opening in 2005. Bluecoast’s breathtaking natural waterfront setting is complemented by big city quality, service and value. The Seafood Stew is a true representation of the SoDel Concepts commitment to Simple Beautiful Food.

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Bethany Beach, De 19971

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  • 2 oz. salmon
  • 2 oz. tuna
  • 2 oz. swordfish
  • 2 jumbo shrimp peeled
  • 1 jumbo dry scallop
  • 3 clams
  • 3 mussels
  • 1 lobster claw or small lobster tail
  • 4 oz. white wine
  • 8 oz. clam juice
  • 4 oz. tomato sauce
  • 2 clove garlic minced
  • 1 stalk celery, shaved
  • 1 lemon, sliced into wheels
  • Pinch of red chili flakes
  • Pinch sea salt and cracked pepper
  • 1/2 oz. vegetable oil
  • Pinch minced flat leaf parsley
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