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Zarzuela De Mariscos 

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  Crayfish 6
  Prawns 12
  Mussels 30
  Squid 6 Small
  White fish slices 12
  Olive oil 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Onion 1 Medium
  Canned tomato 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Peeled toasted hazelnuts 4 Dozen
  Garlic clove 3 Small
  Parsley sprigs 3
  Absinthe 10 Drop
  Water 2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs)
  Ground white pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt To Taste

Cut squid in rings.
Open; mussels by shaking, them in a pan over moderate heat.
Strain juice through a kitchen towel for use in sauce.
Wash crayfish and prawns, but do not peel.
Brown onions slowly in olive oil.
Increase heat, add tomato, and let it cook 1 minute.
Season with pepper.
Add slices of fish with squid cut in rings.
Spoon sauce over them and let them cook over a rather hot fire: In a mortar, crush the hazelnuts with the garlic and parsley, to a smooth paste (or mix in an electric blender with 1/2 cup water).
When the fish has been cooking 4-5 minutes, turn it over.
Season with salt.
Two minutes later; add the strained juice from the mussels, 1 cup cold water, and the prawns and crayfish; Cook 2 minutes more.
Add cooked mussels.
Dilute contents of mortar with 1/2 cup water.
Add to sauce in pan and stir.
Add water if necessary to prevent sauce from sticking to bottom of pan.
When the slices of fish are tender, remove them to a warmed serving dish.
Sprinkle liqueur over the sauce, stir it well over heat, and pour the contents over the fish in the serving dish.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
25 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 1143 Calories from Fat 517

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 59 g91.5%

Saturated Fat 7.7 g38.5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 1005.1 mg335%

Sodium 1302.2 mg54.3%

Total Carbohydrates 28 g9.5%

Dietary Fiber 5.4 g21.6%

Sugars 4 g

Protein 123 g246.2%

Vitamin A 18.7% Vitamin C 58.7%

Calcium 28.5% Iron 62.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Zarzuela De Mariscos  Recipe