Cioppino, this is a very tasty, simple and easy cook.
1 large onion, diced
2 cloves garlic minced
1 large green pepper, diced
1/3 cup parsley, chopped
1/4 cup olive oil
In a soup pot, saute the vegetables in the oil until soft
1 8-oz. Can tomato sauce
3 14-1/2 oz. Can cut and peeled tomatoes
1 cup water
10oz. Tomato juice
1 bay leaf
1 tsp. Dried basil
1/2 tsp. Dried oregano
1 tsp Parsley
Add to the pot. Cover and simmer 20 minutes. If not served immediately, cool, cover, and refrigerate until ready to serve.
12 clams, well scrubbed (24 is better)
1 lb. Medium shrimp – (2 pounds is better), shelled and cleaned (I use cooked and cleaned)
1 large Dungeons crab, cleaned and broken into pieces – I can’t tell a taste difference when using real of fake crab.
1 pound of imitation crab (works great – use 2 if you don’t want to use the whole crab)
bring soup back to a simmer. Add seafood and simmer an additional 20 minutes or until clams open and shrimp turn pink. (If using cooked shrimp – wait until clams begin to open than add shrimp).
If using imitation crab get some legs for looks and the stock
Feel free to vary the seafood to what is in season.
I hope you enjoy it.