Portuguese Seafood Stew

This is one of those dishes I’ve heard a lot people talk about – but I’ve never had it. So, I figured I would give it a shot since the recipe looked fairly easy. But my track record for octopus has not been all that great. This recipe is from Eric Ripert’s website and is by Anthony Bourdain. And finding some of the fish presented a challenge. Luckily, the monger at Newman’s Fish Company set me straight. I had to go with Manila clams – since little neck and top neck clams are East Coast. They did not have any cod, so I went with sea bass. And the only octopus they had was already cooked, so I threw that in at the end.

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I decided to do with the Oyster Stout – a traditional British style stout that uses both oyster liquor and whole oysters in the brewing process – from Upright Brewing.