Chunky Cioppino

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A rough and ready version of the San Francisco classic, this chunky Cioppino is a great make ahead dish. Just reheat and add the seafood before serving!




  1. In a large dutch oven or suitable soup pan, heat the oil over medium and saute the onions and shallot until almost translucent.
  2. Add the garlic cloves, tomato paste, oregano, fennel, red pepper flakes and black pepper. Stir to combine.
  3. Add the tomatoes, stock and bay leaves.
  4. Bring to a simmer for about 20 minutes.
  5. Add the lemon juice and check / adjust seasonings. Simmer for another 5 minutes.
  6. Remove the bay leaves, add the seafood, cover the pan and cook until just done, about 5 minutes.