Originally Posted by BetsyS
How do you make the cioppino? I've seen it on tv (
), but never made it.
It is actually pretty easy. I sweat down a good sized onion in olive oil, when it is translucent I add about 4 cloves of crushed garlic, then red pepper flakes dried basil & oregano salt & black pepper. I always add my seasonings to the oil or fat in any recipe because it brings out so much more flavor!!! Then I add crushed tomatos & diced tomatoes & chicken stock I let it simmer for a while. Then I add a bag or 2 of frozen seafood medley. I usually just add it frozen but if you defrost if first it would take no time for it to cook through, it is pretty quick when it is frozen. You want to watch it at this point because once the seafood is cooked you want to serve it immeadiatly. Sprinkle with fresh chopped Italian parsley & pecorino romano cheese. Some crusty Italian bread & salad & it is a simple one pot meal. Another variation that I do is skip the chicken stock & use this as a seafood sauce over linguine. Either way my entire family is happy!