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Shrimp & Cod Stew in Tomato-Saffron Broth

I love coming inside on a cold day and smelling this comforting seafood stew simmering in the kitchen. —Lydia Becker, Kansas City, Missouri
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Cook: 25 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings (3 quarts)


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh or 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon saffron threads or 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) no-salt-added diced tomatoes
  • 1 pound cod fillet, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 pound uncooked large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) vegetable broth
  • 1 cup whole kernel corn
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 package (6 ounces) fresh baby spinach
  • Lemon wedges, optional


  • In a 6-qt. stockpot, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion; cook and stir until tender. Add garlic, thyme, saffron and bay leaves. Cook and stir 1 minute longer. Add tomatoes, fish, shrimp, water, broth, corn and pepper.
  • Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 8-10 minutes or until shrimp turn pink and fish flakes easily with a fork. Add spinach during the last 2-3 minutes of cooking. Discard bay leaves. If desired, serve with lemon wedges.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/2 cups: 250 calories, 6g fat (1g saturated fat), 121mg cholesterol, 1005mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 3g fiber), 27g protein.

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  • Sandra
    Jun 7, 2020

    I followed the recipe and the directions. It came out Delicious. My family loved out.

  • Sabrina
    Nov 4, 2019

    Good starting point. I used the saffron (not the turmeric) and added 3 minced anchovies to the first stage. Then I swapped out a clear chicken broth for the water

  • Judy
    Oct 7, 2019

    The only good thing about this broth is the vegetables, shrimp and fish. The broth itself lacks flavor and I'm stumped as to how to make it better.

  • Cat
    Apr 13, 2019

    Leave out the tumeric