Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr
A light yet satisfying seafood soup created by fisherman in San Fransisco, CA, with an Italian twist!
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 large fennel bulb, thinly sliced
- 1 onion, chopped
- 3 large shallots, chopped
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 4 large garlic cloves, finely chopped
- 3⁄4 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper flakes, plus more to taste
- 1⁄4 cup tomato paste
- 1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes with juice
- 1 1⁄2 cups dry white wine
- 5 cups fish stock
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 lb manila clams, scrubbed
- 1 lb mussels, scrubbed, debearded
- 1 lb uncooked large shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 1 1⁄2 lbs halibut fillets (assorted firm-fleshed fish fillets) or 1 1⁄2 lbs salmon fillets, cut into 2-inch chunks (assorted firm-fleshed fish fillets)
- Heat the oil in a very large pot over medium heat. Add the fennel, onion, shallots, and salt and sauté until the onion is translucent, about 10 minutes.
- Add the garlic and 3/4 teaspoon of red pepper flakes, and sauté 2 minutes. Stir in the tomato paste. Add tomatoes with their juices, wine, fish stock and bay leaf. Cover and bring to a simmer. Reduce the heat to medium-low. Cover and simmer until the flavors blend, about 30 minutes.
- Add the clams and mussels to the cooking liquid. Cover and cook until the clams and mussels begin to open, about 5 minutes.
- Add the shrimp and fish. Simmer gently until the fish and shrimp are just cooked through, and the clams are completely open, stirring gently, about 5 minutes longer (discard any clams and mussels that do not open). Remove bay leaf. Season the soup, to taste, with more salt and red pepper flakes.
- Ladle the soup into bowls and serve.