James Carrier
Makes 4 servings

Notes: To have quinoa and stew ready at the same time, start quinoa once you've added the potatoes to the stew (step 1). Small squid (calamari) are sold cleaned and cut into rings at many specialty stores and seafood markets.

How to Make It

Step 1

Heat oil in a 5- to 6-quart pan over medium-high heat; add onion and garlic and stir often until onion is very limp, 8 to 10 minutes. Add tomatoes, 1 1/2 cups water, potatoes, chilies, cumin, chili powder, and salt; increase heat to high and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer until potatoes are tender when pierced, 20 to 25 minutes.

Step 2

Stir in seafood, if using. Cover and simmer until shrimp and fish are opaque but still moist-looking in the center of thickest part (cut to test), 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in cilantro. Spoon quinoa onto rimmed plates; top with stew.

Step 3

Nutrition analysis per serving of seafood stew.

Ratings & Reviews

larvizu09's Review

September 04, 2013
I agree with some of the others - it is missing something. Not sure what... Maybe more spice & less thickness of the sauce. It was good but more than likely wont make it again.

noelle71's Review

April 20, 2013

fourclover317's Review

February 27, 2012
Absolutely LOVED this recipe. Super easy directions and inexpensive. If you're cooking for one, it makes lots of leftovers!

KenBarrows's Review

December 10, 2011
Easy to make and a great blend of spice with the fish. An excellent meal.

kpritch12's Review

November 28, 2011
I made this the other night, but couldn't find calamari anywhere so I used scallops. It was really good, but I was wondering if it'd taste better over barley or something heavier.

HelenStD's Review

July 10, 2011
This was tasty but not at all spicy, with two jalapenos. With all that expensive seafood, I want something just a bit more special. Next time I'll add something, maybe fennel seeds, for extra flavor.

JaGaCook's Review

July 27, 2010
This was an ok recipe. Not sure if I'll try it again...I prefer a seafood curry to this. I used conch, shrimp and scallops. Was quick and easy to prepare though.

LaLa2742's Review

July 19, 2010
Simply amazing this has become a regular in my household super easy to make!

aliasvivian's Review

November 08, 2009
This could not have been more delicious. I used broth rather than water, salmon instead of calamari and added a bit of spinach at the very end. Unbelievable!!! I can't wait to see how it tastes the next day.