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Chef John's Cioppino

Chef John

"When you feel like splurging a little, San Francisco's famous Cioppino is a great choice. This spicy fish and shellfish stew is a big red bowl of yummy, and when paired with a loaf of crusty sourdough bread, it's downright otherworldly."
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Ingredients

1 h 20 m servings 431 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings

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  1. Combine butter and olive oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-low heat.
  2. Stir in onion and celery with a pinch of salt; cook until onion is soft and golden, 6 to 7 minutes. Stir in garlic and cook for 1 minute.
  3. Stir wine into onion mixture; increase heat to high and bring to a simmer.
  4. Stir in tomato puree, water, bay leaf, oregano, red pepper flakes, and Worcestershire sauce. Reduce heat to low and simmer 35 minutes.
  5. Increase heat to high and bring mixture to a boil. Stir in lemon and cod, return to simmer, about 2 minutes.
  6. Stir in crab, shrimp, and mussels. Cover and simmer until all mussels are cooked and open, about 5 minutes.
  7. Stir in fresh parsley and basil; season with salt and pepper to taste.

Footnotes

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  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 431 calories; 12.1 g fat; 32 g carbohydrates; 41.3 g protein; 187 mg cholesterol; 1059 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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I made the broth exactly as directed except I forgot the bay leaf. I added the seafood that is available in Baltimore in October..... little neck clams, snow crabs, grouper, mussels and bay sca...

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too sweet & citrus-y for my taste.

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I made the broth exactly as directed except I forgot the bay leaf. I added the seafood that is available in Baltimore in October..... little neck clams, snow crabs, grouper, mussels and bay sca...

This is one of the best recipes here on AR. Chef John, you hit the nail on the head with this one. I followed the recipe exactly beside cutting the recipe in 1/2 for the 2 of us. I used about...

This may be the single best recipe on Allrecipes.com. It is flawless in its simplicity and as natural in its ingredients as any on this site. The recipe is easily adaptable to your personal tas...

It was tough to make a recipe and stick to it, but I only made very small changes to this one. Instead of water I used chicken broth, but only because I needed to use it before it went bad. I al...

CHEF JOHN IS MY MUSE! MY HUSBAND LOVED THIS! THANK YOU FOR SHARING!

Great recipe. Had unexpected dinner guest and a leftover crab so made this. Everyone loved it and it was easy to make. Added a pinch more spices. Didn't have cod so used salmon. Decreased ...

I've been wanting to make this forever and was waiting for a special occasion; the ingredients are on the expensive side. Everyone at the party LOVED it!! This tastes even better the next day!...

too sweet & citrus-y for my taste.

This is another great recipe by Chef John. I have tried other Ciopinno recipes and this is my favourite. Love the lemon and chile peppers! Will make this for my next dinner party!