Friday, January 29, 2010

Cioppino

Lucky me! We're going out to dinner tonight and I already know what I want, scallops! Since I had the craving I thought I would share one of my favorite seafood recipes with you.

3/4 cup butter
2 onions, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 bunch fresh parsley, chopped
2 (14.5 ounce) cans stewed tomatoes
2 (14.5 ounce) cans chicken broth
2 bay leaves
1 tablespoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1 cup water
1 1/2 cups white wine
1 1/2 pounds large shrimp - peeled and deveined
1 1/2 pounds bay scallops
18 small clams
18 mussels, cleaned and debearded
1 1/2 cups crabmeat
1 lb. linguine
Over medium-low heat melt butter in a large stockpot, add onions, garlic and parsley. Cook slowly, stirring occasionally until onions are soft.

Add tomatoes to the pot (break them into chunks as you add them). Add chicken broth, bay leaves, basil, thyme, oregano, water and wine. Mix well. Cover and simmer 30 minutes.

Stir in the shrimp, scallops, clams, mussels and crabmeat. Bring to boil. Lower heat, cover and simmer 5 to 7 minutes until clams open. While waiting for the clams to open pot cook pasta in a seperate pot according to package directions, drain and add to the seafood pot when cooked.

Serve with warm, crusty bread!

1 comments:

Pamela said...

I hope nobody in my office was walking by whilst I licked my computer screen. That's looks so yum!