This authentic San Francisco cioppino with Dungeness crab, prawns, scallops, mussels and clams will knock your socks off!
- 1 Dungeness crab, cooked & cleaned
- 6 prawns, 16/20
- 6 sea scallops
- 6 mussels
- 6 clams
- 2 oz. butter
- 2 cups fennel bulb, julienne
- 2 cups yellow onions, medium dice
- ½ cup celery, medium dice
- 1 cup Italian parsley chopped
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
- 1 cup red wine
- ¼ cup tomato paste
- 56 oz. San Marzano diced tomatoes
- 2 cups water
- salt and pepper
Sauté onions, fennel and celery in butter for 5 minutes over medium high heat. Add garlic and half of the parsley and continue to cook for 3 minutes. Add red wine and tomato paste and bring to a boil. Add diced tomatoes, bay leaf, water, and simmer for 45 minutes. Add seafood, cover, and continue to cook for 10 minutes or until the clams and mussels open. Add remaining parsley and salt and pepper to taste.
Techniques used in this recipe:
simmer (I)simmer (I): to maintain the temperature of a liquid just below boiling. sautésauté: a cooking method in which items are cooked quickly in a small amount of fat in a pan on the range top. juliennejulienne: vegetables, potatoes, or other items cut into strips; 1/8-inch square x 1 to 2 inches is standard. Fine julienne is 1/16-inch square. deglazedeglaze: to use a liquid, such as wine, water, or stock, to dissolve food particles and/or caramelized drippings left in a pan after roasting or sauteing.