Cioppino

Italian fishermen, relocated to California, developed this seafood stew recipe. Clams, shrimp, fish fillets, mushrooms, sweet peppers, herbs, tomatoes, and onion simmer in flavorful wine broth.



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Ingredients
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    8   
    fresh or frozen clams in shells
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    8   ounces 
    fresh or frozen fish fillets (red snapper, perch, sea bass, or halibut)
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    8   ounces 
    fresh or frozen peeled and deveined shrimp
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    1/2  cup 
    sliced fresh mushrooms
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    1/3  cup 
    chopped green or red sweet pepper
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    1/4  cup 
    chopped onion
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    2   cloves 
    garlic, minced
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    1   tablespoon 
    olive oil or cooking oil
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    1  14 1/2 ounce can 
    tomatoes, cut up
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    1/3  cup 
    dry red or white wine
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    1/4  cup 
    water
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    2   tablespoons 
    snipped parsley
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    2   tablespoons 
    tomato paste
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    1   tablespoon 
    lemon juice
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    1 1/2  teaspoons 
    snipped fresh basil or 1/2 teaspoon dried basil, crushed
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    1 1/2  teaspoons 
    snipped fresh oregano or 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed
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    1   teaspoon 
    sugar
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    1/4  teaspoon 
    salt
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    1/8  teaspoon 
    crushed red pepper

Directions
1.
Thaw clams, if frozen. Scrub clam shells under cold running water using a stiff brush. Combine 8 cups water and 3 tablespoons salt. Add clams; soak 15 minutes. Drain and rinse. Discard water. Repeat the soaking, draining, and rinsing steps two more times.
2.
Partially thaw fish and shrimp, if frozen. Remove and discard fish skin, if present. Cut fish into 1-1/2-inch pieces; set aside. Cover and refrigerate fish pieces and shrimp until needed.
3.
In a large saucepan cook mushrooms, green or red sweet pepper, onion, and garlic in hot oil until tender but not brown. Stir in undrained tomatoes, wine, water, parsley, tomato paste, lemon juice, basil, oregano, sugar, salt, and crushed red pepper. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, 20 minutes.
4.
Add clams, fish pieces, and shrimp. Simmer, covered, for 5 to 10 minutes or until clams open, fish flakes easily, and shrimp are opaque. Discard any unopened clams. Makes 4 servings.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 202, Fat, total (g) 5, chol. (mg) 110, sat. fat (g) 1, carb. (g) 11, pro. (g) 25, sodium (mg) 527, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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