Spanish Shellfish Stew—Zarzuela
Why This Recipe Works
For a shellfish stew recipe made without fish stock, we replaced the missing flavor by sautéing the shrimp shells in a touch of olive oil and then steeping them in wine to infuse their flavor. We also added traditional Spanish flavors to our zarzuela recipe: garlic, saffron, and paprika to round out the stew recipe and give it depth. Finally, we added a picada—bread crumbs toasted in a little olive oil—to heighten the flavor of the shellfish and thicken the broth. .