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Seafood Niçoise


Makes 4 servings


2 tablespoons olive oil
1 leek, white only, sliced (1 cup)
2 shallots, chopped
6 to 8 small red potatoes, cut into quarters
1 can (15 ounces) tomato purée
1 to 1-1/2 cups bottled clam juice, divided
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon herbes de Provence*
1/4 teaspoon dried tarragon leaves,
1 pound sea scallops or tuna, cut into 1-inch pieces
1/2 cup sliced pitted ripe olives
1/2 cup frozen French-cut string beans (optional)

*Substitute 1/4 teaspoon each rubbed sage, crushed dried rosemary, thyme, oregano, marjoram and basil leaves


  1. Heat oil in 5-quart Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Cook and stir leek and shallots in hot oil until soft. Add potatoes; cook 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in tomato puree, 1 cup clam juice, salt and herbs. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer 40 minutes or until potatoes are fork-tender.
  2. If sauce is too thick, add remaining 1/2 cup clam juice. Add scallops, olives and beans. Cover and simmer 5 to 6 minutes until scallops are opaque.

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