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Cioppino - Italian Fish Stew (VIDEO)

Cioppino is a flavorful Italian Fish Stew Recipe developed by Italian fishermen living in San Francisco. It's quick and easy to prepare and perfect to serve for a family supper but fancy enough for company.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Soups & Stews
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Cioppino, Fish Stew, Italian Fish Stew, Stew
Servings: 4 servings


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoon Butter
  • 2 medium Onions, chopped
  • 3 Garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1/2 cup White vermouth can substitute white wine or water
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon Black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon Red pepper flakes
  • 1 bunch Parsley, chopped stems removed, and reserve 1 tablespoon to top finished stew
  • 2 cups Cooked chopped tomatoes
  • 2 teaspoons tomato paste
  • 4 cups Fish stock
  • 1 pound Halibut pieces or similar white fish
  • 1 pound Shrimp, cleaned and deveined
  • 1 pound Sea Scallops


  • Heat olive oil and butter in a large heavy soup pot or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add onions and sauté for a few minutes until translucent.
  • Add the garlic and cook one minute until fragrant.
  • Deglaze the pan by adding the white Vermouth. Cook for a few minutes to allow the alcohol to cook off.
  • Add all the bay leaves, salt, Italian seasoning, black pepper, and red pepper flakes. Stir to mix with onions and garlic and then add chopped tomatoes and tomato paste. Stir.
  • Add parsley. Stir to incorporate and then add fish stock. Stir, cover, and turn to low. Allow to simmer for 10 minutes.
  • After 10 minutes, add halibut and allow to cook for 3 minutes. Now add shrimp and scallops. Allow to cook for a few more minutes until fish, shrimp, and scallops are cooked through.
  • Ladle into individual serving bowls and top with additional fresh parsley. Serve with crusty toasted bread or baguette for dipping. Enjoy!


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