Cioppino: San Francisco's Famous Seafood Stew

Cioppino: San Francisco's Famous Seafood Stew

Cioppino is a delicious stew featuring an array of fresh seafood in a flavorful tomato and wine sauce, just waiting for a hunk of sourdough bread.
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  • Serves: 6 persons



  1. Step 1

    In a large pot, on medium-low heat, melt the butter with the olive oil and saute the celery and onions until soft, about 10 minutes.
  2. Step 2

    Add all the rest of the ingredients except the seafood and fresh parsley.
  3. Step 3

    Simmer on low, uncovered, for one hour.
  4. Step 4

    Add a splash of water if the sauce gets too thick. Taste for salt and adjust if needed.
  5. Step 5

    Add the crab, shrimp, and halibut, and simmer covered another five minutes. Add the mussels, cover the pot and simmer for 3 minutes more, or until the mussels open. Turn off the heat and stir in the Italian parsley.
  6. Step 6

    Ladle the Ciopinno into large bowls and serve with lots of sourdough bread and red wine.