Holiday Cioppino

Holiday Cioppino
Contributor

Whole Foods Market

This is a simplified version of the classic Italian seafood stew. The vegetable base can be made ahead of time and frozen. When ready to serve, simply thaw and stir in the fish, crab, shrimp, and clams to finish cooking.

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Ingredients

  • 2  Tablespoons  olive oil, plus more for brushing
  • cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  red pepper flakes
  • large yellow onion, finely chopped
  • bulb fennel, trimmed, cored and thinly sliced
  • green bell pepper, cored, seeded and chopped
  • One 28-ounce can diced tomatoes, with their liquid
  • 2  Cups  low-sodium chicken stock
  • 1 1/2  Cup  white wine
  • 2  Tablespoons  tomato paste
  • 1  Tablespoon  chopped oregano or 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1  Tablespoon  chopped thyme or 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • demi-baguette, cut crosswise into thin slices
  • 1  Pound  thick skinless white fish fillets, such as cod, cut into (1-inch) pieces
  • One 8-ounce tub lump crabmeat
  • 1  Pound  medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1  Pound  mussels or clams, cleaned
  • 2  Tablespoons  chopped basil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions

Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add garlic, red pepper flakes, onions, fennel, and bell peppers and cook until softened and onions and fennel are translucent. Stir in tomatoes with their liquid, broth, wine, tomato paste, oregano, and thyme and bring soup to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer for 25 minutes.

Meanwhile, brush baguette slices all over with oil then arrange in a single layer on a large baking sheet. Bake, flipping halfway through, until toasted and golden, 8 to 10 minutes; set crostini aside.

Stir fish and crab into pot with broth mixture and simmer for 5 minutes. Add shrimp and mussels, cover, and simmer until shrimp are just cooked through and mussels have opened, about 5 minutes more. (Discard any unopened mussels.)

Stir in basil, salt, and pepper then ladle into bowls and serve with crostini on the side.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
18g
26%
Sugar
31g
34%
Saturated Fat
9g
38%
Cholesterol
29mg
10%
Carbohydrate, by difference
57g
44%
Protein
13g
28%
Vitamin A, RAE
24µg
3%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
10mg
13%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
52µg
58%
Calcium, Ca
95mg
10%
Choline, total
52mg
12%
Fiber, total dietary
3g
12%
Fluoride, F
76µg
3%
Folate, total
59µg
15%
Iron, Fe
5mg
28%
Magnesium, Mg
38mg
12%
Niacin
3mg
21%
Phosphorus, P
241mg
34%
Selenium, Se
20µg
36%
Sodium, Na
453mg
30%
Water
178g
7%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Holiday Shopping Tip

Make sure you have all the recipes you are going to make ahead of time. Compile your grocery list from those recipes a week in advance.

Holiday Cooking Tip

Balance the amount of dishes prepared ahead and those put together last minute – serve cold dishes made in advance as well as items straight from the stove.