Total Time
Prep 0 mins
Cook 20 mins

This is recipe I pried out of chef at a favorite restaurant when he took this off the menu. Now I don't have to specially request! : ) Please note that amounts are approximate as are types of seafood; change to your liking. Don't forget to make garlic bread to sop up the juices! **Sometimes I also like to sub tarragon for basil, but be sure you like the flavor of tarragon before you do this!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Clean seafood as necessary, keep cold.
  2. Saute garlic and red pepper flakes in olive oil until barely transluscent.
  3. Add fish stock, marinara sauce and wine and cook for about 10 minutes.
  4. Add thyme and oregano and cook for additional few minutes.
  5. Add salt and pepper if desired, then bring to boil, add fish and seafood. Reduce heat, simmer for 8 minutes.
  6. Serve sprinkled with basil.
Most Helpful

This is very good. I had never made cioppino with marinara sauce before, and this is a bit richer than my usual clam broth, diced tomatoes and wine version. But it is a nice change. I used clams and mussels, with tilapia and a seafood mix that included shrimp, calamari and scallops. Served with hot rosemary French bread.

Outta Here April 29, 2013