Super Easy Seafood Soup of Necessity

"I wanted to make a cioppino, but didn't have all the ingredients for any recipe. So I made this--hence the title. I had to use that package of seafood mix somehow. This is very good; DH does not love seafood and yet liked it. Seafood mix is a combo of fish, squid, mussels and fake crab. It's found in the seafood freezer section. Serve with crackers or croutons."
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photo by Lucie W. photo by Lucie W.
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  • Defrost seafood mix. Drain. Separate the squid from the rest of it.
  • Put olive oil in pot; heat over medium.
  • Chop onion and mince garlic. Add to oil. Saute, stirring, until onion starts to get translucent. Do not let the garlic or onions brown.
  • Add the tomatoes, tomato sauce, chicken broth, oregano, thyme, bay leaf, sugar, pepper and Worcesterwhire. Bring to a boil, then lower heat to a simmer. Cook, covered, for 20 minutes.
  • Remove lid. Put in seafood mix (all except squid). Simmer 3 minutes. Add squid and simmer 1 or 2 more minutes. Seafood should be opaque; nothing should be translucent.

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  1. Lucie W.
    Amazing and super easy! I used Costco’s Seafood Medley, added hot pepper flakes, extra garlic, chopped cilantro, and some leftover seafood paella we had in the fridge. I will definitely make this again! Thank you! :-)
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  2. mightyro_cooking4u
    Very good. I had a bag of seafood mix to use. I used a soy sauce-garlic mixture for the sauce.This will be really good in the winter. Will make again.
  3. Marina G.
    Great taste and so easy to make. I needed to keep acidity low so added only one chopped tomato and used three cups of milk with chicken brooth. Used fish sauce instead of Woorcheshire too because I happened to have that on hand.
  4. hulika
    I really liked this because normally I don't eat anything but spicy. This was very good for my tummy since I am pregnant :) This was perfect! I did change it a lot like I highly recommend adding cilantro and lime juice to it, omg it was out of this world. Just wish it was a bit thicker but overall delish
  5. Dovah K.
    I made it it was delicious but I made it with shrimp and lobster and fish and it came out great



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