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Tangy Cioppino

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Ingredients
  Littleneck clams 1 Pound, scrubbed
  Mussels 1 Pound, debearded and scrubbed
  Cold water 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Olive oil 4 Tablespoon
  Green pepper 1 Large, seeds and membranes removed, finely chopped
  Onion 1 Large, peeled, finely chopped
  Garlic cloves 3 Large, peeled and minced
  Dry white wine 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Canned tomato paste 6 Ounce
  Canned crushed italian tomatoes 28 Ounce (1 Can)
  Dried basil 2 Teaspoon
  Bay leaf 1
  Red pepper flakes 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Crumbled saffron threads 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Chopped flat leaf parsley 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Salt To Taste
  Freshly ground black pepper To Taste
  Monkfish fillets 3⁄4 Pound, cut into 1 inch cubes
  Red snapper fillets 3⁄4 Pound, cut into 1.5 inch strips
  Medium shrimp 3⁄4 Pound, peeled and deveined
  Red wine vinegar 2 Tablespoon
  Fruity olive oil 5 Tablespoon
  Finely minced garlic 1 Tablespoon
Directions

Place the clams and mussels in a large nonalu-minum pot, add the water, cover with a tight-fitting lid, and cook gently just until the shells open, 5 to 6 minutes.
Remove the clams and mussels to a bowl and cover.
Strain the broth through a double thickness of cheesecloth or a fine-mesh strainer lined with paper towels and reserve.
Rinse the pot.
Add 4 tablespoons of olive oil to the pot and heat it until fragrant.
Stir in the pepper, onion, and garlic, and saute over medium heat until softened, about 7 minutes.
Pour in the wine, bring it to a boil, then stir in the reserved clam-mussel broth, tomato paste, crushed tomatoes, basil, bay leaf, red pepper flakes, saffron, salt, and plenty of pepper.
Reduce the heat and gently boil uncovered until slightly thickened, about 20 minutes.
Add the monkfish, simmer for 2 minutes; then add the red snapper and shrimp, and simmer 3 minutes more.
Return the clams and mussels to the pot.
Combine the vinegar, olive oil, and minced garlic and stir this into the cioppino.
Cover and simmer for 10 minutes.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Boiled
Ingredient: 
Seafood
Interest: 
Gourmet

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