Slow-Simmered Seafood Stew

slow-simmered seafood stew
  • Prep Time
  • 8Servings


  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 1 large green bell pepper, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 pound fresh okra, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 2 1/2 cups marinara sauce
  • 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 pound bay scallops
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1/4 cup EVOO
  • 1/2 cup (packed) fresh basil leaves
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 log prepared potenta, sliced into 16 slices and grilled


Layer the onions, bell pepper and okra in a large, lined slow cooker. Pour in the marinara. Cover and cook on high until the vegetables are tender, about 3 1/2 hours.

Stir in the shrimp, scallops and crushed red pepper; drizzle with the EVOO. Cover and cook until the seafood is firm, about 15 minutes. Stir in the basil; season with salt and pepper.

Divide the slices of grilled polenta among plates. Top with the seafood mixture.