Sherry's lighter cioppino

sherry monfils


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
Stove Top


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


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

About this Recipe

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