Food of the Day: Homemade Seafood Stew

I finally found where I can get the best seafood stew, and no it’s not at a five star restaurant

Photo Sasabune Omakase Modified: Flickr/erin/CC 4.0

This seafood stew holds all the best qualities that no seafood stew has had before.

After work, I rushed over to my friend’s house to eat dinner. Unfortunately, it wasn’t quite ready when I got there. A gruesome hour later, especially for my stomach, my friend’s mother told us we were all set to eat. My eyes darted to the bright orange pot of soup as heart began to rush.

The white plate had a big scoop in the center for the soup. I grabbed a heaping scoop of the beautiful orange colored stew and placed it there, picking as many pieces of shrimp and scallop as I could.

You always remember your first, and let me tell you, my first taste of this beauty was beyond any other seafood stew I’ve tasted. How do I know this? Well, it’s my favorite soup, so whenever I see it on a restaurant menu, I have to try it. 

The shrimp were perfectly cooked, not too chewy, but soft. Then there were the scallops - as soft as mashed potatoes. In addition there were some chunks of lobster and crab (what a great surprise!), adding to the strong seafood flavor I always look for.

It wasn’t a hearty soup, but definitely a satisfying one. I admit, I had a few more bowls, (yes bowls, not spoonful’s), of soup than I was supposed to. But for me, the soup was like finding gold, I had to have as much as I could…

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