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Cioppino Seafood Stew

This fish and seafood stew is a real San Francisco treat! It was originally created back in the late 1800s by Italian fishermen who fished the Bay. It's hearty, it's Italian, it's easy to put together and it's delicious!
For the stew
  Olive oil 2 Tablespoon
  Onion 1 Medium, chopped
  Garlic cloves 3 Medium, minced
  Green bell pepper 1 Medium, chopped
  Diced tomatoes 56 Ounce (Two 28 oz Cans)
  Dry white wine 2 Cup (32 tbs) (Sauvignon Blanc)
  Tomato paste 3 Ounce (1/3 Cup)
  Clam juice 1 Cup (16 tbs) (One 8 oz Bottle)
  Black pepper 1 Teaspoon
  Oregano sprigs 3 Medium
  Fresh basil 1 Cup (16 tbs), chopped
The assorted mix of sea food
  Shrimp 1 Pound, peeled, deveined (Raw 13 - 15 Shrimps)
  Scallops 1 Pound (Defrost, if using frozen)
  Cod fillet/Halibut fillet 2 Pound, cut into large chunks (Wild Cod - Medium Thickness)
  Crab meat 2 Pound (Two 1 Pound Cans)
  Salt To Taste
For the garnish
  Italian parsley 2 Tablespoon, minced (For garnishing)

1. In a large soup pot, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onion, garlic and bell pepper. Saute for 5 minutes, just until the vegetables start to soften.
2. Add diced tomatoes, dry white wine, tomato paste, clam juice, black pepper,chopped oregano and basil. Stir, bring to boil over a medium-high heat.
3. Then partially cover, reduce the heat to a medium-low and let it cook for about 20 minutes.
4. After 20 minutes, add the fish and seafood to the simmering broth. Carefully stir and with a large spoon,making sure all the fish and sea food is submerged in the broth.
5. Add salt to taste, cover with lid and cook for about 5 minutes, until fish is cooked through.

6. Ladle into bowls and serve garnished with freshly minced parsley.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Italian American
Main Dish
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
45 Minutes
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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 436 Calories from Fat 62

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 7 g10.7%

Saturated Fat 1.1 g5.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 153.7 mg51.2%

Sodium 425.9 mg17.7%

Total Carbohydrates 19 g6.2%

Dietary Fiber 3.9 g15.8%

Sugars 8.7 g

Protein 63 g126.4%

Vitamin A 51.3% Vitamin C 91%

Calcium 11.8% Iron 20.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


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