Sherry's lighter cioppino

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Way back, I used to work for Legal Seafoods and they had the best cioppino I ever tasted. I tweaked their recipe a bit to make it lighter, but it taste so wonderful, it's hard not to eat the whole pot myself!!


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25 Min
40 Min
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2 tsp
olive oil
1 medium
onion, chopped
of a lg green bell pepper, chopped
garlic cloves, minced
14-1/2 oz can crushed tomatoes
1 c
white wine, or you can use seafood or chicken broth
1 c
seafood or chicken broth
1/3 c
tomato paste
1/2 tsp
dried oregano
1/2 tsp
1/8 tsp
red pepper flakes
1 lb
firm white fish such as halibut, cut into 1-1/2" chunks
littleneck clams, scrubbed clean
1/2 lb
medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
mussels, scrubbed and debearded
2 Tbsp
fresh basil, chopped
loaf crusty french bread

How to Make Sherry's lighter cioppino


  • 1Heat oil in lg dutch oven over medium heat. Add onion green bell pepper and garlic. Cook, stirring until soft. Stir in tomatoes, wine, ( or broth,) broth, tomato paste, oregano, salt and pepper flakes.
  • 2Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered for 30 mins. Uncover and add halibut. Simmer for 4 mins. Add clams and mussels. Cover and simmer another 3 mins. Add shrimp. Simmer, covered until clams and mussels open, about 5 mins. Discard any clams or mussels that don't open. Ladle soup evenly into bowls. Sprinkle w/ fresh basil. Serve w/ sliced crusty bread if so desired.
  • 3If you want to keep this soup meal light, don't serve with bread. But I find I like to sop up any broth w/ a little of the bread! It's worth the extra calories and carbs! Calorie content is for soup only, not the bread. Calories: 356 per serving
    Fat; 7 grams total
    Carbs: 27 grams
    Sodium: 631 grams

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About Sherry's lighter cioppino

Course/Dish: Fish Soups, Seafood
Main Ingredient: Seafood
Regional Style: Italian
Dietary Needs: Low Fat, Low Sodium, Low Carb
Other Tags: Healthy, Heirloom

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