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Easy Cioppino Stew
The seafood stew of your dreams, this Easy Cioppino Soup is comfort food in a bowl! This soup is loaded with seafood cooked up simply in a tomato-based broth. It's simple enough to serve on a weeknight and so incredibly delicious! It's, of course, gluten-free, and Paleo and Whole30 friendly.
Yield4 Prep Time 10 minutes Cook Time 30 minutes Total Time 40 minutes
1/2 lb. fresh fish (cod or halibut), cut into 2” pieces
½ lb. fresh bay scallops
1 lb. shrimp, peeled and deveined (tails optional)
½ mussels or clams, scrubbed
1 tablespoon fresh basil
1 tablespoon fresh parsley
Freshly cracked pepper, to taste
Heat oil in a large dutch oven (or stock pot) over medium heat. Add chorizo, if using, and cook until no pink remains. Add in onion and garlic, and continue to cook, stirring often, for 5 minutes or until the onions are beginning to soften.
Add in fish, scallops, shrimp and clams, in that order. Cover and cook until fish is opaque and the mussels are opened, about 10 minutes. Discard any mussels that have not opened up.
Gently stir in fresh basil, parsley, black pepper and taste and adjust seasoning.
Feel free to swap seafood with what you have on hand.
This recipe was originally published in 2014, and republished with new photographs and streamlined instructions in 2020.
Tips for cleaning seafood:
If you have a fishmonger, it's definitely a great place to start. You can let them know what you plan to make, and they'll make sure you seafood is properly prepped!
For shrimp you want it to be shelled and deveined before use. You can either leave the tail on or off.
Fish should have the skin and any bones removed before using.
Scallops should simply be rinsed under cool water and dried, before use.
Clams or mussels should be thoroughly washed before use. Inspect them to make sure there are no open shells or any mussels with damaged or broken shells. If you find any discard them, it means they probably have died. Then, run water over them in a colander, and scrub off any debris you find on the shells. Most mussels are "debearded" when purchased, but if you find any pesky ones hanging on, you can just yank them off with your finger or a knife.