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Date Added: 06/05/2012

If you are a seafood lover, you just got to try this wonderful and delicious Cioppino recipe! 



3/4 cup                               Butter

2                                          Onions, chopped

2 cloves                             Garlic, minced

1 bunch                             Fresh parsley, chopped

2 (14.5 ounce) cans        Stewed tomatoes

2 (14.5 ounce) cans        Chicken broth

2                                          Bay leaves

1 tbs                                   Dried basil

1/2 tsp                                Dried thyme

1/2 tsp                                Dried oregano

1 cup                                  Water

1 1/2 cups                         White wine

1 1/2 pounds                    Large shrimp, peeled and deveined

1 1/2 pounds                    Bay scallops

18 small                            Clams

18                                       Mussels, cleaned and debearded

1 1/2 cups                         Crabmeat

1 1/2 pounds                    Cod fillets, cubed



1. Over medium-low heat melt butter in a large stockpot, add onions, garlic and parsley. Cook slowly, stirring occasionally until onions are soft.

2. Add tomatoes to the pot (break them into chunks as you add them). Add chicken broth, bay leaves, basil, thyme, oregano, water and wine. Mix well. Cover and simmer 30 minutes.

3. Stir in the shrimp, scallops, clams, mussels and crabmeat. Stir in fish, if desired. Bring to boil. Lower heat, cover and simmer 5 to 7 minutes until clams open. Ladle soup into bowls and serve with warm, crusty bread!


Serves 12 - 14