Zarzuela De Mariscos  Recipe


Preparation Time10 MinCooking Time15 Min
Ready In25 MinDifficulty LevelMedium
Health IndexHealthyServings4
Main Ingredient


 Squid6 Small
 White fish slices12
 Olive oil1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Onion1 Medium
 Canned tomato3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
 Peeled toasted hazelnuts4 Dozen
 Garlic clove3 Small
 Parsley sprigs3
 Absinthe10 Drop
 Water2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs)
 Ground white pepper1⁄2 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.