San Francisco Style Cioppino – Italian Seafood Stew

By Dave
December 4, 2021

San Francisco Style Cioppino – Italian Seafood Stew


San Franciso Style Cioppino

5 from 1 vote
If you like seafood, you will love this dish. Cioppino is an Italian seafood stew. The seasoning is simple and the choices for the seafood are many. This is an adaptation of a recipe by Giada De Laurentiis on the Food Network. I modified the spices and seafood selection for my personal preference, but the complex underlying flavors of the rich broth are all Giada's. Thanks Giada, this dish was a hit in my house.
Servings 4 servings
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr


  • 3 tbs olive oil
  • 1 fennel bulb thinly sliced
  • 1 yellow onion medium, chopped
  • 3 shallots large, diced
  • 2 tsp kosher salt plus more to taste
  • 5 cloves garlic diced
  • 3/4 tsp red pepper flakes crushed
  • 1/3 cup tomato paste
  • 28 oz tomatoes diced in juice
  • 12 oz white wine dry
  • 5 cup seafood stock
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 lb Manilla clams scrubbed
  • 1 lb shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1 lb Red snapper cut into 1" pieces
  • 4 crab claws


  • Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the sliced fennel, onion shallots and salt. Sauté until the onion softens, about 10 minutes.
  • Add the garlic and red pepper flakes and sauté for an additional 2 minutes.
  • Add the tomato paste and stir well.
  • Add the canned tomatoes (and juice), wine, seafood stock and bay leaf. Stir to combine. Cover and simmer for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to blend.
  • Add the clams and crab claws, cover and cook for 5 minutes. Add the shrimp and fish then simmer until the shrimp and fish are just cooked through, about 5 minutes.
  • Be careful stirring after the fish is added. The fish in delicate and will break apart.
  • Remove and discard any clams that did not open. Adjust seasonings as needed and serve.



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Serving: 12ozCalories: 556kcalCarbohydrates: 34gProtein: 60gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 234mgSodium: 2623mgPotassium: 2190mgFiber: 8gSugar: 15gVitamin A: 1133IUVitamin C: 37mgCalcium: 309mgIron: 6mg
Calories: 556kcal
Cost: $24
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Seafood
Keyword: Cioppino

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