A traditional Italian-American seafood stew originating from San Francisco. Cioppino is celebrated for its rich, tomato-based broth brimming with a variety of fresh seafood. It’s a perfect dish for seafood lovers and ideal for any special occasion or a cozy night in.


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 3 large cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • 1 can (400g) crushed tomatoes
  • 1 can (400g) tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup chicken or fish broth
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 300g large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 300g scallops
  • 300g clams, scrubbed
  • 300g mussels, scrubbed and debearded
  • 300g firm white fish, cut into 1-inch pieces (like cod or halibut)
  • Fresh parsley, chopped for garnish
  • Lemon wedges for serving


  1. Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add onion and bell pepper; sauté until softened, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook for another minute.
  2. Stir in crushed tomatoes, tomato sauce, broth, wine, basil, oregano, red pepper flakes, salt, and black pepper. Bring to a simmer and cook for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add the clams and mussels to the pot. Cover and cook for 5 minutes until they start to open.
  4. Add the shrimp, scallops, and fish. Simmer gently until the seafood is cooked through and the clams and mussels are fully open, about 5 to 7 minutes. Discard any clams or mussels that do not open.
  5. Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary. Serve hot, garnished with fresh parsley and lemon wedges on the side.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

  • Calories: 310
  • Fat: 8g
  • Carbohydrates: 18g
  • Protein: 38g

Prep and Cooking Time

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 45 minutes


  • Serves: 6 people

Classic Cioppino Soup is a delightful and luxurious seafood experience, perfect for impressing guests or indulging in a sumptuous meal at home. Enjoy the rich flavors and fresh taste of the ocean with every spoonful!

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