Photo: Oxmoor House
Total Time
34 Mins
Serves 8 (serving size: 1 piece of fish, 2 clams, 5 mussels, 2 shrimp, about 1/2 cup broth, and 1 tablespoon parsley)

This dish has been a local favorite for more than 80 years. Today, no trip to the City by the Bay is complete without it. Serve with crusty bread--ideally, San Francisco's sourdough.

How to Make It

Step 1

Heat oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add fennel and next 3 ingredients (through garlic); sauté 5 minutes or until fennel is tender. Add wine; cook, uncovered, 2 minutes. Stir in oregano, red pepper, and tomatoes. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes. Add clam juice; return to a simmer.

Step 2

Add fish; cover and cook 3 minutes. Add clams and mussels; cover and cook 5 minutes or until shellfish open, adding shrimp in last 3 minutes of cooking time. Discard any unopened shells. Remove from heat. Discard thyme sprigs, and ladle seafood evenly into 8 shallow bowls. Ladle broth evenly over seafood. Sprinkle evenly with parsley.

Chef's Notes

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