Light and Easy Recipes and Meal Ideas


Calories: 278

This delicious seafood stew has clams, mussels and shrimp. A great dish for Christmas eve! No one will suspect it's WW friendly. 


Scrubbing the clams and mussels are a little tedious, but when you get past that part, the rest of this recipe is a breeze. And it's so good.


I created this recipe for my friends and partners at Seafood at Home. They are wonderful sponsors who support me and allow me to keep doing what I do. Besides this, they have so many healthy recipes and ideas for all things seafood. 


Recipe makes 8 servings. Each serving includes 3 clams, 5 muscles, 5 shrimp and about 1 1/4 cups of broth.


SmartPoints and nutrition facts exclude the bread shown in the photo above.




Yield/Servings: 8 servings Serving Size: 1/8 th of recipe Total Cook/Prep time: 90 minutes


  • 2 - 28 oz. cans whole peeled tomatoes (roughly pureed)
  • 24 raw littleneck clams (in the shell - scrubbed clean)
  • 40 raw mussels (in the shell - scrubbed clean)
  • 40 large raw shrimp (peeled - deveined - thawed)
  • 1 cup clam juice
  • 2 cups white cooking wine
  • 1 medium onion (chopped)
  • 10 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • Salt & Pepper


In a large stockpot (low heat), heat the oil and butter about 30 seconds

Add the onion and cook about 5 minutes or until the onions become slightly transluscent

Add the garlic and crushed red pepper and cook about 3 minutes more

Add the tomatoes, clam juice, white cooking wine, dried basil, and a sprinkle of salt and pepper

Bring the liquid to a boil, then reduce heat to a low simmer

Cover and simmer 45 minutes

Add the clams and mussels

Cover the stockpot again and cook for about 10 minutes (or until the clams and mussels start to open)

Add the shrimp and stir to be sure they are submerged in the liquid

Cook for another 5 minutes, or until the shrimp are pink

Remove any clams or mussels that have not opened

Use a ladle to distribute the stew into 8 bowls

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