Anita Hoffman


A delicious, easy to make fish stew. This is a great one dish meal. Serve with crusty bread.
Photo adapted from Allrecipes.

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15 Min
35 Min
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2 Tbsp
1-1/2 lb
striped bass fillets or skinless cod, cut into serving pieces
1 lb
shelled and deveined shrimp (fresh or frozen)
1-1/2 lb
crab or 2 (12 ounces) packages frozen crab, cut into chunks
large onion, chopped
medium green pepper, chopped
garlic clove, minced
1 can(s)
(28 ounces) tomatoes, cut up
1/2 c
white wine
1/4 c
chopped parsley
salt and pepper to taste

How to Make Cioppino


  • 1Thaw crab and shrimp.
    Cover and refrigerate shellfish and fish till needed, about 45 minutes before serving.
  • 2In Dutch oven over medium heat in hot oil, cook onion, green pepper and garlic until tender, about 5 minutes.
    Add tomatoes and their liquid, wine, parsley and seasoning; reduce heat to low, cover and simmer 15 minutes.
  • 3Increase heat to medium high; add fresh crab and cook 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
    If using frozen crab, add during last 2 minutes of cooking.
    Carefully add fillet pieces and shrimp. Return to boiling; then reduce heat.
  • 4Cover and simmer for 5 more minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork and shrimp are tender.
    Serve immediately in soup bowls.

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About Cioppino

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes
Main Ingredient: Fish
Regional Style: Italian

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