"This stew brings back childhood memories of Northern California and new buckets brimming with crab and baskets of sourdough bread. Rich, red, and very messy, it is now a New Years tradition at my house. Serve in large bowls with sourdough bread on the side. Never any leftovers!" — Beth
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garlic, crushed or to taste
2 (28 ounce) cans
diced tomatoes with juice
dry white wine
chopped fresh parsley
cracked black pepper
1 1/2 pounds
unpeeled, large fresh shrimp
Excellent stew.....I added green pepper and didn't cook it down completely so had broth which my family loved. Very tasty and a good way to serve seafood. Definitely a keeper.
I liked this dish, my girlfriend, not so much. Came out bland and fishy; it is quite possible that it's my fault.
Usually I follow recipes exactly so that I know if I messed up or it's just a lame recipe. Well, this recipe is so savory and delicious I didn't want to change a thing, until yesterday...I was near Bodega Bay on a motorcycle ride and stopped in Stinson Beach and picked up some fresh mussels which I used instead of the scallops and it was unbelievably awesome.
My son and husband loved this. I thought it was a little too salty. We served this over angel hair pasta to make more servings.
I've never made cioppino before and simply based on the reviews I took the leap and served it for a Christmas party and it was a hit! I didn't put any crab (because we were having crab on the side) but added more shrimp and it still came out great.
It's very easy to make and taste great. I also added half can of chicken brooth for taste. Definitely use fresh uncooked dungeness crab if you can find them in your local market. I steamed the crab before putting it with the tomato sauce. There will be some excellent and flavorful juice from the steamed crab that you can add to the tomato sauce.
This recipe was AWESOME! I used only 1/2 the salt, because I don't like a lot of salt - otherwise made as written.
My husband actually made this for my parents and were they impressed couldn't get enough of the sauce absolutely wonderful.. I think any type of shellfish would work.. Lots of basil gives it a zip!!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Bodega Bay Cioppino
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 55
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