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Mediterranean Diet – Seafood Soup

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My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.

Calories 410
Protein 41g
Fat 15g
Carbs 22g
Total Time 45 minutes

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Mediterranean Diet – Seafood Soup

Ingredients

Mediterranean Diet - Seafood Soup

Ingredients  for 5 servings

  • 2 tablespoons (vegan) butter
  • 4oz lower calorie Sauvignon Blanc, I used Cupcake Lighthearted
  • 1lb raw (blue) mussels
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium white  onion, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 oz lower calorie Sauvignon Blanc, I used Cupcake Lighthearted
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons The Fit Cook Sea seasoning
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons The Fit Cook Land seasoning
  • 6 cups low sodium seafood broth (or chicken broth)
  • 7oz no salt  added tomato paste (NOT tomato sauce)
  • 1 can (14.5oz) diced tomato, I used fire roasted kind
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 lb raw jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 3/4 lb white  fish (sea bass or halibut recommended), cut into 1-inch cubes
  • sea salt & pepper to taste
  • Garnish
    • parsley, chopped
Steps

Soak the mussels in cold water for 30 minutes – 1 hour before cooking.  Then drain and set aside for cooking.

Set a pot on  medium heat.  Once hot, add butter  and white wine and bring to a simmer.  Add mussels  then cover and steam  for 5 – 8 minutes, or until  the shells begin to pop open.  Note: if the mussel is open BEFORE steaming, then I recommend tossing it.  Then set the pot aside.

Place a large (Dutch oven) pot on medium heat, then add olive oil and onions.  Sautée for 3-5 minutes then add garlic  and cook for another 2 minutes.  Add white wine and allow the onions to be reduced by half.

Add the rest of the seasonings and stir to mix  well.  Add the bay leaves, bring to a gentle simmer, then cover  the pot and cook for 20 minutes.

After 20 minutes, add the seafood to the soup – mussels, sea bass and shrimp – then reduce the heat and cook for an additional 10 minutes on low heat.

Remove from the heat, then garnish and enjoy!
Mediterranean Diet - Seafood Soup

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Calories
410
Protein
41g
Fat
15g
Carbs
22g
Sodium
1320mg
Fiber
3g
Sugar
9g
About the author

FitMenCook

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.