Seafood Stew Recipes

Browse our collection of regional and international seafood stew recipes, including bacalao, cioppino, Carolina catfish stew, frogmore stew, gumbo, oyster stew, etouffee, jambalaya, and so many more.

Staff Picks

Russell's Fish Stew

Rating: 4.5 stars 83
Nice hearty seafood stew, perfect for those cold winter days. Serve with sliced French bread.


Rating: 5 stars 873
A wonderful seafood stew! Serve with a loaf of warm, crusty bread for sopping up the delicious broth!
By Star Pooley

10 Shrimp Stews With Big Flavor

Our flavorful favorites include tomato shrimp stews, creamy shrimp stews, Moroccan shrimp stew, Brazilian shrimp stew, and gumbo.
By Mary Claire Lagroue

Chef John's Shrimp Etouffee

Rating: 5 stars 541
Enjoy well-spiced shrimp in delicious gravy with this classic New Orleans shrimp etouffee.

20 Fish Stew Recipes That Are Warm and Comforting

We've rounded up our best fish stews to make with halibut, salmon, sea bass, cod, and so much more.
By Corey Williams

Turkish Fish Stew

Rating: 4.5 stars 79
A non-traditional variant of Turkish fish stew that blends various other Mediterranean influences.
By Randall Shillman

Good New Orleans Creole Gumbo

Rating: 5 stars 1158
This authentic Creole Gumbo from New Orleans starts out with a slow cooked roux.Traditional gumbo file powder is used to flavor shrimp, crabmeat, and andouille sausage.

Oyster Stew

Rating: 4.5 stars 269
This is best Oyster Stew you ever had! It is elegant and satisfying. I serve it with toasted homemade bread. Serve it quick and hot! Try adding a drop or two of hot sauce in your stew -- it's delicious!
By Allrecipes Member

SC Frogmore Stew

Rating: 5 stars 43
Being a South Carolina girl at heart, this has and will always be one of my favorite and most comforting meals.

Brazilian Fish Stew

Rating: 4.5 stars 405
This super easy but hearty dish is full of flavor and absolutely delicious! It's a simplified version of a common Brazilian dish that I remember from my childhood and it's become a favorite even among my kids and I, even though we don't like fish! This can be made easily on the stovetop or in the slow cooker for a no-fail convenience meal. Use salmon in place of tilapia for a stronger fish flavor. Serve with hot rice or warm tortillas.

Auntie Anita's Lobster Stew

Rating: 5 stars 6
Stirring is the most important thing in this masterpiece, otherwise it will curdle. According to experts on fine Maine cookery, the important steps to success in creating the perfect lobster stew are, first, this partial cooling before ever so gently adding the milk - a mere trickle at a time. The constant stirring until the stew blossoms a rich salmon color under your spoon and, finally, the aging, since every passing hour improves ins flavor. Some 'experts' even say two days. Overnight is good and 5 to 6 hours improves its flavor considerably. Be sure to reheat slowly.
By Delight

Inspiration and Ideas

Chef John's Cioppino
Rating: Unrated 73
"This spicy fish and shellfish stew is a big red bowl of yummy, and when paired with a loaf of crusty sourdough bread, it's downright otherworldly." – Chef John
Chef John's Brazilian Fish Stew
Rating: Unrated 156
See how to make this "weeknight version" of a coconut milk-enriched fish stew.
Rating: 5 stars 872

A classic herby seafood stew with a little bit of everything from the sea.