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    1 hrs 45 mins

    30 mins

    1 hrs 15 mins

    Jeff Hixson's Note:

    You can adjust the seafood content to suit your taste

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    1. 1
      Heat oil in a stockpot over medium heat.
    2. 2
      Add onion, shallots and bell peppers.
    3. 3
      Cook while stirring until vegetables begin to soften.
    4. 4
      Add fennel and garlic and cook another 3 minutes while stirring.
    5. 5
      Add tomatoes,including juice, and break them up with a spoon.
    6. 6
      Add tomato paste and stir thoroughly until blended.
    7. 7
      Add wine, clam juice, water, lemon juice, parsley, bay leaves, red pepper flakes, thyme and oregano.
    8. 8
      Simmer, partially covered for 45 minutes.
    9. 9
      Add mussels, clams cover and cook for 5 minutes.
    10. 10
      Add remaining seafood, cover and cook another 5 minutes or until most clams and mussels open.
    11. 11
      Discard any that do not open.
    12. 12
      Remove from heat, cover for 5 more minutes more.
    13. 13
      Adjust seasoning.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 13, 2003


      This is so delicious. We added 3 heaping tsps of red pepper flakes because we like spicy cioppino. We also used already cooked and shelled crab to make it easier. For those who don't know, cioppiono (chuh-PEE-noh) is (by Webster's definition) an Italian or Italian-American stew made with tomatoes and a variety of fish and shellfish. I've only had cioppino in restaurants before now. This was as good or better than those I've had out.

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    • on January 18, 2009


      I made this for Christmas Eve. I am a Cioppino NUT and I am so disappointed in most restaurants. I spend BIG money for a watered down, lack luster dish and I am constantly sad. THIS IS NOT THAT. WOW!! What a PERFECT TREAT! I will NEVER again order this in another restaurant. This is a bit time consuming, but it's SOOOO worth the effort. DONT CHANGE A THING. Just make sure the seafood is Fresh and the wine you use is excellent. Thanks for MAKING my Christmas. My family was as happy as I was!!

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    • on February 11, 2007


      Outstanding dish, liked by eveyone, even the non-seafood lovers. Used canned clams instead of live clams and mussels. Added 2 tsp. of Old Bay seasoning to give it a little extra bite.

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    Nutritional Facts for Cioppino

    Serving Size: 1 (1033 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 810.5
    Calories from Fat 168
    Total Fat 18.7 g
    Saturated Fat 2.7 g
    Cholesterol 215.9 mg
    Sodium 1113.5 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 42.8 g
    Dietary Fiber 4.8 g
    Sugars 13.2 g
    Protein 58.6 g

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