Zuppa Di Pesce, Cioppino, or Fish Stew

Recipe by Rita~

Whatever you may call it this Italian named fish stew or soup or as Rachael Ray would say "Stoup." You can use any kind of white fish your fish monger has fresh like cod (my favorite), catfish, flounder then add some shell fish seasonings and soup it is.

Top Review by beckas

The soup fit my current low cal, low carb diet perfectly and I knew by looking at the ingredients that this recipe had to be a winner and it was. What a great flavored soup! I used Knorr shrimp bouillon instead of the shrimp stock and I used a jar of marinara sauce as a substitute for one of the cans of tomatoes. I also added more garlic and a few dashes of hot sauce. Yummm.....the flavors simply danced in my mouth!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a pot add 5 cups water and shrimp shells bring to boil and then simmer 30 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile in a large pot heat oil add onion garlic, anchovies, celery, fennel, carrots, potatoes, & mushrooms sauté till translucent about 5 minutes.
  3. Add wine and herbs reduce wine cooking for 10 minutes.
  4. Add kale, can tomatoes, Worcestershire sauce, lemon zest, saffron, salt & black pepper.
  5. Strain stock from shrimp shells (discard shells) adding enough water to make 4 cups.
  6. Add to pot simmering 15 minutes.
  7. Add remaining ingredients simmer 10-15 more minutes till fish almost flakes apart.
  8. Check for seasoning adding more salt and pepper if needed.
  9. Garnish with crushed pepper flakes and fresh parsley.

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