Hearty Cioppino

Hearty Cioppino Recipe
Jean Allsopp
Serve this Italian favorite with garlic bread or grilled focaccia.


Makes 6 servings

Recipe from

Coastal Living


1 red onion, chopped
1 fennel bulb, cored and chopped
2 serrano chiles, seeded and chopped
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 orange or yellow bell pepper, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes
1 bay leaf
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
2 cups fish or chicken broth
1 cup dry white wine
2 cups zucchini, cubed (about 2 medium)
1/2 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
12 sea scallops or 1 pound bay scallops
12 jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined
12 mussels, scrubbed and debearded
1 pound red snapper or other firm, white fish, cut into large chunks


Cook onion, fennel, and chiles in oil over medium heat in a Dutch oven until onion is tender. Add bell pepper and garlic; cook, stirring constantly, 3 minutes. Stir in tomatoes and next 5 ingredients. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 45 minutes.

Stir in zucchini and rosemary; bring to a simmer, and simmer 10 minutes. Remove and discard bay leaf. Stir in salt and pepper.

Add scallops and shrimp, and cook 3 minutes. Add mussels and fish; cook 4 more minutes or until mussels open and fish flakes easily when tested with a fork.

Kris Wetherbee,

Coastal Living

January 2006
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