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Cioppino ❤️ Also called Fisherman’s Stew that comes from San Francisco, California. This soup is a seafood lovers’ dream!

If you loved this recipe, check out my Bouillabaisse recipe!



By Nadia Aidi
Servings: 6
Cioppino.. A seafood lovers' dream!



  • 4 oz pancetta.
  • 1 onion, minced.
  • 2 shallots, minced.
  • 28 oz roasted tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 tbsp calabrian chili paste
  • 4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced.
  • ½ tsp saffron
  • 1 tbsp tarragon
  • 1 fennel bulb, shaved
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 12 oz skin on salmon
  • 12 oz halibut, remove skin yourself
  • 1 lb black mussels, washed and beard removed
  • 8 scallops
  • 1 lb shrimp
  • Chives to taste

Seafood Stock

  • Shrimp shells
  • 2 tbsp black peppercorns
  • ½ cup white wine
  • 1 onion
  • 2 celery ribs
  • 2 carrots
  • 2 bay leafs
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 8 cups water

Garlic Oregano Bread

  • 8 slices ciabatta
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 8 tbsp unslted butter
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • Pinch of salt


  • Preheat a cassadou pan with a bit of olive oil. Add in shrimp shells & peppercorn. Deglaze with white wine. Add in the veggies, salt, water and simmer. Cook covered for 30-45 min. Strain
  • Preheat your dutch oven on med for 2 min, add in some olive oil and your pancetta. Sautee for 5 min on med low mixing often
  • Add in onion & shallots, sautee for 5 minutes
  • Add in tomato paste, calabrian chiles, saffron, fennel and garlic. Drizzle a bit of olive oil. Cook on med for 4-5 min. Add white wine
  • Add in crushed tomatoes, seafood stock & halibut skin. Simmer, lower heat & cook covered for 30 minutes
  • Spread the butter onto the bread with garlic, salt & oregano. Bake at 350F for 10-15 minutes
  • Preheat your everyday pan and sear your salmon, skin side down to crisp up until desired temp. Give the scallops, shrimp & halibut a hard sear
  • Add in tarragon & butter to the sauce and the mussels. Cover until they open. Remove halibut skin
  • Arrange seafood onto the bowls with the sauce, add black pepper, chives & bread

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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