Crab Cioppino a La Mary Panizerra

Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr

My family had a summer home at Dillions Beach, California. Just south of Bodega Bay, California. When growing up we ate often in a small Italian settled town called Occidential. Mary Panizzera's Union Hotel was the place where my family and friends would always converge for a big feast, just before Christmas, when the fresh dungeness crabs were available in nearby Bodega Bay.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large pot brown onion, garlic and parsley in olive oil. When onions are translucent, add tomato sauce and stewed tomatoes.
  2. Add sherry, mushrooms and seasonings. simmer 15 minutes
  3. Add shark or ling cod, in two-inch square chunks. Allow to simmer on low heat for 1 to 2 hours, stirring occasionally. 20 minutes before serving, add crab, clams and shrimp. Stir pot occasionally. When clams have popped open its done, serve over linguini.