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San Francisco-Style Cioppino Recipe

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Step 1

Heat 1/4 cup olive oil in Dutch oven or large heavy pan over medium heat. Add onions and saute 1 minute without browning. Add carrot, green pepper, leek, celery and fennel and saute 5 minutes. Stir in crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, water, salt, pepper, basil, oregano, thyme, bay leaves and cayenne pepper. Partially cover and simmer over low heat 2 hours, stirring occasionally. (Sauce can be covered and kept warm over low heat for several hours longer. Stir occasionally.) Remove bay leaves.

Step 2

Heat remaining 1/4 cup oil in a large skillet over high heat. Add garlic and cook 5 seconds. Immediately add fish, shrimp and scallops. SAute until just cook through, 2-4 minutes. Add seafood to sauce and stir gently.

Step 3

Pour wine into skillet and cook 30 seconds over medium heat, stirring up any loose bits. Add clams to skillet. Cover and cook until clams open, 2-6 minutes. Transfer clams as they open to sauce. Discard any that do not open. Gently stir shrimp and crab meat into sauce. Cover and cook cioppino until all seafood is hot, 2-3 minutes longer.

Step 4

Ladle cioppino into large casserole or soup tureen or directly into shallow soup plates. Garnish with chopped Italian Parsley.

Source: Tadich Grill, San Francisco CA Typed by Katherine Smith Cyberealm BBS Watertown NY 315-786-1120

Things You'll Need

  • 1/2c Olive Oil, divided
  • 1sm Onion, chopped
  • 1md Carrot, finely chopped
  • 1/2md Green Bell Pepper, chopped
  • 1sm Leek, White part only,
  • Chopped
  • 1sm Rib Celery, chopped
  • 1tb Fresh Fennel, chopped
  • 28oz Can Crushed Tomatoes with
  • Puree
  • 1tb Tomato Paste
  • 2c Water
  • 1ts Salt
  • 1/4ts Ground Pepper
  • 1ts Fresh Basil, minced
  • 1/2ts Fresh Oregano, minced
  • 1/4ts Fresh Thyme, minced
  • 4 Bay Leaves
  • 1ds Cayenne Pepper
  • 1ts Garlic, finely chopped
  • 1lb White Fish, cut into
  • 1/2x2" strips
  • 8lg Shrimp, shelled and deveined
  • 8lg Scallops
  • 3/4c Sauvignon Blanc Wine
  • 8sm Clams in Shell, scrubbed
  • 4oz Cooked Shrimp Meat
  • 6oz Cooked Crab Meat
  • Italian Parsley, chopped

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