Photo: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Lindsey Lower
Hands-on Time
20 Mins
Total Time
7 Hours 45 Mins
Serves 4 (serving size: 2 cups)

Simmering the base of this rich stew in the slow cooker allows for ultimate flavor concentration. When you're almost ready to serve, add raw fish to poach quickly. A signature dish of the West Coast, cioppino can be made with a wide variety of fish and shellfish, so feel free to ­experiment with your favorites.

How to Make It

Step 1

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil; swirl to coat. Add onion, fennel, and garlic to pan; cook 3 minutes or until soft. Add wine and tomato paste to pan, stirring well; bring to a boil. Cook 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Step 2

Carefully pour onion mixture into a 6-quart electric slow cooker. Add 1/2 cup water and next 8 ingredients (through boxed tomatoes) to slow cooker. Cover and cook on LOW for 7 hours.

Step 3

Uncover; discard lemon rind and bay leaves. Stir in cod, scallops, shrimp, and lemon juice. Cover and cook on LOW 13 to 15 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork. Garnish with fresh basil.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

Awesome recipe!

August 11, 2015
This was a great recipe!  I followed it almost to the letter and it was delicious!  The only thing I did differently was to toss the oregano and thyme in the crock-pot, stem and all.  I just fished the stems out with the bay leaf and lemon rind.  I agree with a previous review and  I may add some whole clams or fresh mussels the next time.

Absolutely delicious although I didn't slow cook it

February 20, 2018
I didn't realize that this was a slow cooker recipe and wanted it for dinner.  I followed the recipe exactly, with the exception of not cooking it in the slow cooker.  Extremely flavorful and delicious!

Just the right nip

July 08, 2015
This was very tasty with just the right amount of nip. I followed the recipe exactly


July 12, 2015
My husband and I loved this dish! It was simple to prepare and very very tasty. Next time, I may add some canned clams. 

Really Awesome!

May 01, 2016
I even forgot to put the lemon juice at the end and this was so good, my husband and I basically wanted to lick our plates! Other than forgetting lemon juice, I followed exactly as written. I agree with other reviewers in that I would experiment with fish, perhaps using something local like monk fish. The scallops of course made it expensive so may try the clam idea next time. Make this ASAP!