Zarzuela (Spanish Seafood Stew)

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Appears in Cook's Illustrated January/February 2024

Teeming with mussels, squid, shrimp, and cod, Catalonia's zarzuela is a quick-cooking extravaganza of classic Spanish flavors.

SERVES 6 to 8

TIME 1¼ hours

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WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

Zarzuela is a classic Catalan stew of multiple types of seafood in a ruddy, spiced tomato broth. We made it our goal to center the flavor of the stew's fish, shrimp, squid, and mussels, employing other ingredients with restraint to enhance,...

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