Seafood Cioppino Recipe

Staff Writer
Seafood Cioppino Recipe
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There’s nothing quite like a bracing seafood cioppino to warm you up on a cold winter day. This fisherman’s stew gets a leg up from a well-seasoned stock.

4
Servings
1264
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the stock

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 shallots, sliced thinly
  • 1 onion, sliced thinly
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped finely
  • 1 small piece ginger, minced
  • 1 chipotle pepper, seeded and puréed
  • 3 cardamom pods
  • One 15-ounce can crushed tomatoes
  • 1/2 teaspoon saffron
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 1 quart chicken stock

For the cioppino

  • 2 Yukon Gold potatoes, diced
  • 2 pounds flaky white fish (such as cod or bass), cut into 4 pieces
  • 16 littleneck clams, scrubbed
  • 5 pounds mussels, cleaned and debearded
  • 2 pounds medium-sized shrimp, shelled and deveined
  • 1 tablespoon parsley, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon thyme, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon oregano, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon basil, chopped

Directions

For the stock

Heat the olive oil in a pot over medium-low heat. Add the shallots, onion, garlic, and ginger and sweat for 5 minutes. Add the chipotle pepper, cardamom pods, tomato product, and saffron and cook for 5 more minutes to combine flavors.

Increase heat to medium-high, add the white wine, and let cook for 10 minutes to reduce and allow the flavors to blend. Add the chicken stock and cook for 10 minutes. Strain through a fine mesh strainer into a large pot.

For the cioppino

Place the pot with the broth over medium-low heat. Add the potatoes and simmer until done, about 15-20 minutes. Remove from the broth and set aside.

Reduce heat to low and add the white fish to the broth. Gently simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from the broth and set aside. Add the clams and mussels, cover with a lid, and steam open for approximately 5 minutes. Remove from the broth and set aside.

Increase heat to medium, add the shrimp, and simmer for 3 minutes. Reduce heat to low, and return the potatoes, clams, and mussels to the pot (some in the shell and some out of the shell) along with the fish and reheat briefly.

Plate in a deep bowl. Swirl the herbs into the broth and then spoon over your fish. Enjoy!

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Seafood Cooking Tip

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Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
30g
46%
Sugar
14g
N/A
Saturated Fat
6g
31%
Cholesterol
583mg
100%
Protein
164g
100%
Carbs
74g
25%
Vitamin A
581µg
65%
Vitamin B12
81µg
100%
Vitamin B6
2mg
95%
Vitamin C
100mg
100%
Vitamin D
7µg
2%
Vitamin E
10mg
51%
Vitamin K
47µg
58%
Calcium
436mg
44%
Fiber
7g
29%
Folate (food)
407µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
407µg
100%
Iron
30mg
100%
Magnesium
398mg
100%
Monounsaturated
11g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
29mg
100%
Phosphorus
2380mg
100%
Polyunsaturated
7g
N/A
Potassium
4083mg
100%
Riboflavin (B2)
2mg
100%
Sodium
4143mg
100%
Thiamin (B1)
1mg
90%
Zinc
14mg
91%