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San Francisco Style Cioppino
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Recipe courtesy of Putah Creek Cafe

San Francisco-Style Cioppino

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  • Level: Advanced
  • Total: 3 hr 15 min
  • Active: 1 hr
  • Yield: 6 servings

Ingredients

Cioppino Tomato Base:

Seafood:

Fish Stock:

Directions

  1. For the tomato base: In a large pot, heat the oil over medium heat and add the carrots, onions, peppers, and celery, and saute until tender, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic, chile, herbs, and seasonings and cook until fragrant. Add the wine, vinegar, Worcestershire, and hot sauce and reduce until the liquid is almost evaporated. Add the tomatoes and all of the fish stock, bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, and cook for 1 to 1 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally. Strain through a fine strainer, discarding the solids.
  2. For the seafood: Place the strained liquid into a clean pot and bring to a simmer. Add the crab, clams, mussels, and sea bass, cover the pot, and cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Add the prawns and cook an additional 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. To serve: Divide the seafood into 6 large bowls and ladle the broth over top. Serve with garlic bread.

Fish Stock:

  1. In a large pot, add all of the ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 45 minutes. Strain, reserving the broth and discarding the solids.

Cook’s Note

Serving suggestion: Garlic bread