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Cioppino

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Cioppino is a mixed fish stew that originates from Italy. This cioppino recipe is cooked with added seafood along with red wine. Parsleyed to taste along with garlic and onions, the cioppino can be served with dinner bread rolls or rice.
Ingredients
  Sea bass 1 1⁄2 Pound
  Green pepper 1 , chopped
  Uncooked shrimp in shells 1 Pound
  Ripe tomatoes 4 , skinned and chopped
  Live lobster 1
  Tomato puree 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Clams/Mussels 1 Quart
  Red wine 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Olive oil 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Parsley 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), chopped
  Onion 1 Large, chopped
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), chopped
  Pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
Directions

Cut fish into serving pieces, shell shrimp and remove veins.
Sever spinal cord of lobster by inserting a knife where tail and body meet, and cut into pieces.
Do not remove shells.
Scrub the clams or mussels thoroughly and leave in the shells.
Arrange fish, shrimp, and lobster in layers in a large kettle.
Heat oil in a saucepan, then toss in onion, garlic, and green pepper, and cook about 5 minutes.
Now add tomatoes, tomato puree, wine, half the parsley, and seasonings.
Cover and cook over a low heat for 15 minutes.
Pour sauce over layers of fish and shellfish.
Cover and simmer slowly for 30 minutes or until bass is tender when tested with a fork.
Add the clams or mussels and continue cooking until the shells open.
Sprinkle remaining parsley on top and serve with hot garlic bread.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Stewed
Ingredient: 
Seafood

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