Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Dinner night--S.F. style

Cioppino-Style Seafood Stew

I've been requested to put some recipes on my blog and felt this one looked impressive! Don't be fooled just because it looks fancy! I recently found this recipe for a friend who asked me to give her some meal suggestions for a party she was having. I thought this looked different and could "wow" her guests. It looked really good and I wanted to make it myself. It was super easy and sooo yummy! My husband never had cioppino before and he was in heaven! 
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup prechopped onion
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 pound mussels, scrubbed and debearded
  • 8 ounces sea scallops
  • 8 ounces peeled and deveined medium shrimp
  • 1/2 cup clam juice
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • Prep
  • Heat olive oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add onion, garlic, and red pepper to pan; sauté for 2 minutes. Add mussels, scallops, and shrimp to pan; sauté for 1 minute. Stir in 1/2 cup clam juice, parsley, and diced tomatoes; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 10 minutes or until mussels open, and discard any unopened shells.
  • * My side notes--if you like spicy add a bit more flakes. Salt and pepper to taste. Don't over cook the shrimp. Serve with garlic bread!
  • Serves 4
  • You can see the full Cooking Light recipe here.
  • Enjoy!


  1. My husband LOVES cioppinno...he thanks you in advance!! :)

  2. Hi Megan! Thanks for following along! I love your sweet house. We *almost* moved to Blacksburg instead of Monterey (my hubby was accepted to VA Tech for the grad program he is in) but since we are from VA, we opted to go for the adventure to Cali. I am glad you are enjoying VA's hospitality!

    1. Hi Kate! Thanks for following too...how funny, we did the opposite! I'm from Los Gatos (an hour north from you) and I also lived in Santa Cruz for two years after college. I miss just walking a block to the beach and hearing the seals. Hope you are enjoying the coast!


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