There are many varieties of this recipe but this is the original. This was always Christmas Eve dinner and one of Tom Sr.'s very favorite...
recipe from Diana Schneider
1/2 c olive oil
4-5 cloves garlic, minced
1/3 c minced parsley
3-29 oz cans tomato sauce + 1-1/2 to 2 cans water
3-4 tiny red hot peppers
1 minced onion
2 pkgs dried italian mushrooms soaked
Brown slowly at least 45 minutes in oil the garlic, onion, parsley. Add tomato sauce, water, chilies, mushrooms and simmer 1/2 to 1 hour. If in a hurry simmer 15 minutes. Add mushroom water too.
Add 1-2 lbs cod or snapper (thickens sauce). Simmer, also add crab butter (close your eyes)
1-1/2 lb raw prawns (peeled and cleaned)
2 dozen small clams
6 medium or 3 large crab (cleaned) and cut up (cooked ok but raw cooked in sauce and crab butter is way better) Simmer 1 hour- add clams last 15-20 minutes
Serve in bowls with tossed green salad- lots of french bread and wine, Enjoy!