Cioppino (CHA-PEE-NO) is really a fancy-schmancy name for a fish stew. It originated in San Francisco and is very similar to Boulliabaise.
Also? It’s amazing.
I could be biased. I love seafood, all seafood (Except oysters. I don’t know why, but I can’t do the oysters). I’m the daughter of a commercial fisherman, and probably ate salmon as one of my first solid foods.
Cioppino is warm and filling, yet still light, which I think makes it perfect for Valentine’s Day (wink wink nudge). And as impressive as it looks, it is simple to put together. You could easily pull this dish together after work. Serve it with some crusty bread, a simple green salad and a glass of wine and you’re golden.
People, seriously. Make this for your other half. You’re welcome.
Please note that this recipe feeds a TON of people and could easily be halved. Also, if you don’t like a type of seafood, or can’t find something in particular, just double up on something else. You can sub in many different types of seafood as well – clams, calamari, cod, scallops – whatever looks good and is reasonably priced.
Lastly, the calories are a *little* high on this dish, but it is SUPER healthy, plus, the serving is huge. You could easily eat a smaller portion and be satisfied.