Cioppino. Ya, this happened.

Recipes

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I’m pretty proud of this one.

Cioppino seems intimidating. The name, the ingredients, it’s a lot. Or at least it seems like a lot. And it certainly tastes like a lot. But in reality, it’s an easy recipe that takes a little time and a whole lot of shellfish.

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Ingredients:
1/2 lb mussels
1/2 lb shrimp
1/2 lb white fish
(I bought a bag of mixed shellfish from Costco then added cod, you can really use any mix of seafood)
1 rib celery
1 white onion
1 can crushed tomato
2 chicken broth
2 cups white wine
4 cloves garlic
1 lemon, juiced
1 tsp Worcestershire
1 bay leaf
Tsp dried basil
Tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
1/2 salt
Crunchy French bread
Parsley

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Sauté onion and celery until soft. Add red pepper, garlic, and salt.

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Add tomato sauce, chicken broth, wine and seasoning. Yes, part of my chicken broth was still frozen.

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Bring to a boil, lower, then cover for thirty minutes until sauce thickens.

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Prepare seafood & add to deliciousness! Start with the thickest fish, and lastly adding anything that was pre-cooked.

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Add salt or more red pepper for some extra spice! Serve with French bread and red wine 🙂 la-dee-da.

That’s it! Definitely a recipe that is simpler than it tastes.

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