Wonderful Cioppino Seafood Delight

This recipe makes 14 servings.  Prep time for this dish is 10 minutes while cooking time is 45 minutes.  The dish is ready to be served in 55 minutes.  Each serving of Cioppino has 315 calories, 163mg cholesterol, 786mg sodium, 12.9g total fat, 9.2g total carbs, 1.3g dietary fiber, and 34g protein.

Ingredients

Butter – 3/4 cup
Onions (chopped) – 2 pieces
Garlic (minced) – 2 cloves
Fresh parsley (chopped) – 1 bunch
Stewed tomatoes – 2 (14.5 oz) cans
Chicken broth – 2 (14.5 oz) cans
Bay leaves – 2 pieces
Dried basil – 1 tablespoon
Dried thyme – 1/2 teaspoon
Dried oregano – 1/2 teaspoon
Water – 1 cup
White wine – 1 1/2 cups
Large shrimps (peeled and deveined) – 1 1/2 pounds
Bay scallops – 1 1/2 pounds
Small clams – 18 pieces
Mussels (cleaned and debearded) – 18 pieces
Crabmeat – 1 1/2 cups
Cod fillets (cubed) – 1 1/2 pounds

Directions

1.  In a large stockpot, melt butter over medium low heat.  After melting, add onions, parsley and garlic.  Stir occasionally and slowly until the onions become tender and soft.

2.  Add the stewed tomatoes to the stockpot.  While adding the tomatoes, break them into chunks.  Pour the chicken broth then add the bay leaves, thyme, basil, oregano, wine and water. Mix thoroughly then cover the stockpot.  Simmer for about 30 minutes.

3.  Add all the seafood ingredients (shrimps, scallops, mussels, and crabmeat).  If desired, fish can be added to the soup.  Boil over low heat and cover the pot.  Simmer for 5 to 7 minutes or until the clams open.  Serve while hot.  Pair with crusty bread.