You can serve this true San Francisco dish with garlic bread.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
55 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Saute onion and bell pepper in hot oil until tender, about 5 minutes; add garlic and continue to saute until garlic is fragrant, about 1 minute. Transfer mixture to a large stockpot.

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  • Stir tomatoes, chicken broth, white wine, tomato paste, parsley, basil, oregano, red pepper flakes, and black pepper with the onion mixture in the stockpot; bring to a boil, cover the pot, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer until the tomatoes are softened, about 15 minutes.

  • Stir shrimp and cod chunks into the tomato mixture. Arrange clams and mussels in the liquid so they are partially submerged. Cover pot again and continue cooking until the clams and mussels open, 7 to 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

290 calories; protein 29.9g 60% DV; carbohydrates 15.2g 5% DV; fat 9g 14% DV; cholesterol 131.1mg 44% DV; sodium 834.7mg 33% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
08/12/2014
I highly recommend breaking down your own crab for the stew. It's easier than you think and you can save all the yummy juices and "butter" for the broth. Add the crab when you add the other shell fish. I make a few variations to the recipe - I add 3-4 minced anchovy fillets when I add in the garlic. I also add the tomato paste and cook for a couple of minutes until nice and caramelized. I then add in the crab juices and "butter" along with a bottle of clam juice to deglaze the pan. On separate occasions I've used dry red & white wine as well as beer. They've all been great so I recommend using whatever your drinking to pair with the recipe. Also you only need one large pot for the recipe. You can sauté everything right in the pot no need for a separate sauté pan. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/12/2014
I highly recommend breaking down your own crab for the stew. It's easier than you think and you can save all the yummy juices and "butter" for the broth. Add the crab when you add the other shell fish. I make a few variations to the recipe - I add 3-4 minced anchovy fillets when I add in the garlic. I also add the tomato paste and cook for a couple of minutes until nice and caramelized. I then add in the crab juices and "butter" along with a bottle of clam juice to deglaze the pan. On separate occasions I've used dry red & white wine as well as beer. They've all been great so I recommend using whatever your drinking to pair with the recipe. Also you only need one large pot for the recipe. You can sauté everything right in the pot no need for a separate sauté pan. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/06/2017
A July 4th hit! Will make it again soon. All that enjoyed said not to change a thing in the recipe. Served it over linguine. I did use about 30 Littleneck clams and omitted the mussels. Have leftover sauce full of fish flavors and will freeze it to use another time for a quick meal over pasta. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/24/2015
Easy to make. Added frozen seafood melody that had calamari other shrimp and bits of seafood to add more seafood. Also had salmon instead of cod which is what we had in the fridge. You really could any seafood combinations you want and it should be fine. I think I added a little too much red pepper flakes so i'll be more careful with the pepper next time. It was good for the first time cooking it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/02/2017
Loved this recipe. Made it just as directed except that I omitted the mussels and added some crab meat. It was wonderful! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/21/2016
this is beyond a doubt the best recipe i've come across. the additional spices gave it a kick. i tweaked it by adding a 1/4 tsp more of crushed red peppers flakes homemade shellfish stock with fresh oregano Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/12/2017
the best cioppino I've ever made. I made this for 2 so I cut the recipe in half and used clam juice instead of chicken stock but I did use a little chicken stock just to give it a little silkiness...maybe 3tbspns or so and sautéed the tomato paste before adding the tomatoes and wet ingredients. I also split a lobster tail in half and added some bay scallops. This is insanely good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/02/2020
Excellent recipe! Tastes just like the one I had at Fisherman’s Warf. Added bay scallops and used way more mussels. Also used seasoned diced tomatoes that had the oregano, basil, and garlic in them. I doubled the liquid portion, but kept the seasonings to one times because of the pre seasoned tomatoes. Great choice! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/05/2018
This soup/stew turned out wonderful! I did use bay scallops and crab meat instead of clams and mussels because I don t like those. But I didn t change anything else and I wouldn t again except I will get shrimp that don t have tails on them. I don t know what I was thinking when I bought the shrimp! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/07/2017
DELICIOUS! I used 2 bottles of clam juice instead of the chicken broth and added in a few anchovy fillets with the onion and garlic then proceeded with the recipe with no additional tweaks. Read More