Best Cioppino Seafood Stew

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Recipe: #39850

November 29, 2022


Original is 2 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (713.5 g)
  • Calories 504.5
  • Total Fat - 26.2 g
  • Saturated Fat - 6.4 g
  • Cholesterol - 30.2 mg
  • Sodium - 1224.5 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 42.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 4.9 g
  • Sugars - 14.1 g
  • Protein - 23.2 g
  • Calcium - 236.1 mg
  • Iron - 4.3 mg
  • Vitamin C - 40.3 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.4 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

1. Heat olive oil in a pot. Add onions, garlic and red pepper flakes. Stir until aromatic.

Step 2

2. Add tomato paste and roast for a few minutes.

Step 3

3. Deglaze the pot with white wine. Allow the wine to reduce for a few minutes.

Step 4

4. Add chicken stock, clam broth, diced tomatoes and bay leaf. Simmer for 5 minutes.

Step 5

5. Add seafood and simmer for about 5 minutes.

Step 6

6. Season with salt and pepper as needed.

Step 7

7. Ladle into bowls and serve with crusty bread and lemon wedges on the side.


No special items needed.

Editorial Notes

The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.

  • Choose a good quality olive oil for best results.
  • Fresh seafood is preferable, but frozen seafood mix works just as well in this recipe.

  • Olive Oil: Coconut Oil - Coconut oil is a healthier alternative to olive oil as it contains less saturated fat.
  • Dry White Wine: Vegetable Broth - Vegetable broth can be used as a substitute for white wine if you are looking for a non-alcoholic option.

Vegetarian Cioppino Replace the seafood mix with a combination of diced zucchini, eggplant, mushrooms, and bell peppers. Simmer for 15 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Serve with a side of crusty bread and lemon wedges.

Vegetarian Ratatouille Cioppino Replace the seafood mix with a combination of diced eggplant, zucchini, tomatoes, bell peppers, onion, and garlic. Simmer for 15 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Serve with a side of crusty bread and a sprinkle of grated Parmesan cheese.

RECOMMENDED DISH: Garlic Bread - This delicious side dish is the perfect accompaniment to Cioppino. The buttery, garlicky flavor of the garlic bread will complement the rich flavors of the seafood stew perfectly. Plus, it's a great way to soak up the delicious broth!

RECOMMENDED DISH: Roasted Asparagus - Roasted asparagus is a great side dish to serve with Cioppino. The earthy flavor of the asparagus pairs perfectly with the seafood stew, and the roasted texture adds a nice contrast. Plus, it's a healthy and easy way to round out the meal!


Q: How long should I simmer the cioppino for? A: Simmer the cioppino for about 10 minutes, or until the seafood is cooked through.

Q: What kind of seafood is used in cioppino?

A: Cioppino typically includes fish, shrimp, clams, mussels, and sometimes crab or lobster.

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Fun facts:

Fun Fact 1: Cioppino originated in San Francisco during the late 19th century, when Italian fishermen would combine their leftover catch of the day with tomatoes, wine, and spices to make a hearty stew.

Fun Fact 2: Celebrity chef Mario Batali is credited with popularizing cioppino in the United States. He has served it at his restaurants for over 20 years and has featured it in several of his cookbooks.