Ingredients: 2 leeks cleaned well and sliced thin (only use the bottom white part and discard the tough green tops) 1 large yellow or white onion chopped into small dice 8 cloves garlic minced 2 large cans crushed tomatoes 1 can tomato sauce 1 bottle clam juice 1 cup dry white wine 1 carton seafood stock 2 TBS dry Thyme 1 TBS dry Basil 2 TBS dry Oregano 2 Bay Leaves I TSP red pepper flakes Salt and pepper to taste
1 pound firm fish such as salmon, cod, halibut, grouper, snapper cut into cubes 1 pound peeled deveined shrimp 1 pound lobster meat 1 pound sea scallops cut into halves 1 bag mussels in shells or small clams 1/2 pound jumbo lump crab meat
Directions Sauté leeks and onion in olive oil and butter until soft over medium heat Add garlic and sauté 2 minutes Add basil,thyme,oregano,bay leaves, red pepper flakes ,salt and pepper Add crushed tomatoes, tomato sauce, white wine, clam juice Store well Bring to gentle boil Reduce heat to simmer and cook for 2-3 hours stirring occasionally Taste continually to see if more salt and pepper needs to be added
This mixture can be made hours in advance if you want.
To Serve: Bring mixture up to boil then reduce heat to medium Add all cubed fish cook 10 minutes stirring well Add Shellfish-shrimp, lobster, scallops clams and mussels Cook until shellfish is cooked and clams and mussels open
Service Serve in large bowls topped with jumbo lump crabmeat Add red pepper flakes to taste
Serve with crusty bread or garlic bread to sop up sauce.