Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 25 mins

A very tasty fish stew. This is the original recipe but my husband is allergic to shrimp so I prepare it with scallops or fish with the same delicious results. I also add about 1 teaspoon of crushed red pepper for a bit more spiciness.....which is how we like it. I have also served this over angel hair pasta.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil in large pot over medium heat.
  2. Add onion, garlic, oregano and fennell seeds and saute' till onion is tender (about 8 minutes).
  3. Add tomatoes, clam juice, wine and liquid reserved from clams.
  4. Increase heat and boil till slightly thickened (about 15 minutes).
  5. Add clams, shrimp and crabmeat.
  6. Reduce heat and simmer till shrimp are just opaque in center (about 2 minutes).
  7. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  8. A teaspoon of red pepper flakes (which is optional) will add a nice spiciness to the stew.
Most Helpful

4 5

Easy to make and lots of flavor. Didn't add any clams, just the bottled clam juice.

4 5

This stew was FANTASTIC! I made it just as written and added the crushed red pepper and it was just the right bit of spice for us. I will make this again for sure! Thanks dojemi!

5 5

This is a really easy Cioppino recipe to make, and the end result is simply fantastic! A wonderful recipe if you are looking for the full flavor of seafood while trying to avoid the hassle, aggrivation, and mess of shelling crab and cleaning/debearding clams. I, too, added the teaspoon of crushed red pepper for spiciness. Great recipe!! I will definately make this again!