Normandy seafood stew


Normandy seafood stew
A "marmite normande" is a combination of different seasonal julienne vegetables and a mix of shellfish, rapidly sautéed, then deglazed with cider.

The vegetables and shellfish are then simmered together in cream, which intensifies the flavours while it gently reduces and thickens.

This recipe is rather long to prepare, as there is a lot of peeling, but it is really quite easy to make.
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Last modified on: January 9th 2019

For 16 people, you will need:

Change to the quantities for: 4 people 8 people 16 people 24 people

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PreparationCookingStart to finish
1 hour 24 min.49 min.2 hours 13 min.
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Keeping:

Several days in the fridge, covered with plastic film. Freezes very well.

Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 10 min.
Normandy seafood stew : Photo of step #1

Prepare the shellfish

Slice 500 g scallops in half horizontally.

Shell 500 g cooked prawns and cut each one into 2 or 3 chunks.

Set aside.

Stage 2 - 20 min.
Normandy seafood stew : Photo of step #2
Prepare 1 kg mussels, ideally as mussels marinière, then shell and keep a wine glassful of the cooking liquid.

Set aside.

Stage 3 - 10 min.
Normandy seafood stew : Photo of step #3

Prepare the vegetables

Peel, rinse and cut 400 g turnip into julienne sticks.

Note: A mandolin is the ideal tool for this.

Set aside.

Stage 4 - 10 min.
Normandy seafood stew : Photo of step #4
Do the same with 400 g carrot.

Stage 5 - 10 min.
Normandy seafood stew : Photo of step #5
And the same with 400 g celeriac.

Stage 6 - 10 min.
Normandy seafood stew : Photo of step #6
Then the same with 200 g Jerusalem artichoke and 400 g leek.

Stage 7 - 10 min.
Normandy seafood stew : Photo of step #7
Do the same with 400 g potatoes.



Finely chop 2 shallots.

Stage 8 - 5 min.
Normandy seafood stew : Photo of step #8

The cooking

Pour 10 tablespoons olive oil into a large stewpan on high heat. When good and hot, add the scallops and prawns.

Brown briefly, just a few minutes, stirring from time to time. Then transfer to a dish, leaving the oil behind in the pan.

Stage 9 - 2 min.
Normandy seafood stew : Photo of step #9
Put the pan back on the heat and add the shallot.

Salt, pepper and cook for 1 minute without colouring.

Stage 10 - 2 min.
Normandy seafood stew : Photo of step #10
Add all the vegetables, mix together, then salt and pepper.

Stage 11 - 2 min.
Normandy seafood stew : Photo of step #11
Pour in 200 ml cider and mix again, deglazing the bottom of the pan with a wooden spatula.

Stage 12 - 2 min.
Normandy seafood stew : Photo of step #12
Add all the shellfish, the cooking liquid from the mussels (if possible), and 2 litres liquid cream.

Salt and pepper, then mix again and turn the heat down to its lowest.

Stage 13 - 40 min.
Normandy seafood stew : Photo of step #13
Leave uncovered to cook gently and reduce for about 40 minutes, until the cream has thickened to your liking.

Remarks

This is a very approximate recipe, so do feel free to vary it according to your taste and the vegetables and shellfish in season.

You will notice that the quantities are large, intended to feed 8 people. As the preparation is quite long, it makes sense to to cook a decent quantity and freeze some.

You may have noticed that in stage 7 the potatoes are not raw. This is also a flexible recipe. I had some leftover potatoes, so used them up in this recipe, rather than raw ones.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
10,241 Kcal or 42,877 Kj455 gr347 gr781 gr
512 %175 %33 %118 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
155 Kcal or 649 Kj7 gr5 gr12 gr
8 %3 %<1 %2 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
640 Kcal or 2,680 Kj28 gr22 gr49 gr
32 %11 %2 %7 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).

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Source

Home made.

More recipes?

This recipe uses (among others)
Liquid creamLiquid cream: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Crème de foie gras, Pistachio ice cream, Pork medallions with "full" turnips, Sauce Normande (for fish), Crème de foie gras, ... All
MusselsMussels: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Fillets of sole Dieppoise, Mussels with arroz negro, Quiche Bretonne, Paella, Curried mussels with cabbage, ... All
ScallopsScallops: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Scallops with crunchy vegetables and wine sabayon, Scallop and leek pancakes, Scallops with green asparagus tips and parmesan, Scallops with cabbage julienne, Warm scallop and cabbage salad, ... All
Cooked prawnsCooked prawns: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Potatoes with prawns, Quiche Bretonne, Avocado with Sautéed Prawns , Scandinavian cocktail, Surprise eggs, ... All

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