Cioppino - San Francisco's Famous Seafood Stew

Original recipe published by John Mitzewich, but adapted by Newman's customer Paul Redhead.  Paul insists Newman's stock is the secret to great tasting Cioppino but says you can be flexible with the types of seafood you use.

Prep time:  20 Minutes         Cook time:  75 Minutes       Serves 6

1/4 cup olive oil

1/4 cup butter

1 rib celery, chopped

1 onion, diced

1 can crushed tomatoes (28-oz)

2 cups Newman's fish stock or clam juice

2 cups white wine

4 cloves crushed garlic

1 lemon, juiced

1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

1 bay leaf

1 teaspoons dried basil

1 teaspoon dried oregano

1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes, or to taste

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 Dungeness crab (about 2 lbs), cracked and cleaned, or 1 lb frozen crabmeat, thawed

2 pounds halibut fillet (or other white fish such as ling cod), cut into 1" pieces

24 large raw prawns, peeled and deveined

12 mussels

12 steamer clams - or more to taste

1/2 bunch Italian parsley, chopped

1. In a large pot, on medium-low heat, melt the butter with the olive oil and sauté the celery and onions until soft, about 10 minutes. Add all the rest of the ingredients except the seafood and fresh parsley. Simmer on low, uncovered, for one hour. Add a splash of water if the sauce gets to thick. Taste for salt and adjust if needed.

2. Add the crab, shrimp, and halibut, and simmer covered another five minutes. Add the mussels and clams, cover the pot and simmer for 3 minutes more, or until the mussels open. Turn off the heat, and stir in the Italian parsley.

3.  Ladle the Cioppino into large bowls and serve with lots of sourdough bread and red wine.

Fish Stew

This recipe was brought into the market by a customer who says this is one of their favorite recipes.  They recommend you experiment with the quantities of wine and seafood to get it just right.  When it is right, you will swoon!

1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
4 large leeks, rinsed and sliced lengthwise, then cut into 1/4" diagonal slices
2 medium onions, quartered and sliced into 1/2" pieces
6 bay leaves (or more if desired)
1/2 teaspoon dried Mediterranean oregano
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1/2 teaspoon course ground black pepper
1/4 cup dried parsley flakes
3/4 teaspoon saffron threads
4 cloves minced garlic
1 quart red wine (Pinot Noir, Malbec, or whatever you prefer)
2-28 oz. cans diced tomatoes
2-8 oz. cans tomato sauce
1/3 cup clam Juice
2 dozen Manila clams, scrubbed
16 large, peeled and deveined shrimp (tips left on are pretty)
12 large scallops, halved
12 oz. halibut, cut into 1" cubes (can substitute snapper, cod, squid, or other favorite )
Crab claws for garnish (optional)

Saute leeks, onions, bay leaves, oregano, thyme, pepper, parsley, saffron, and garlic in EVOO in a large soup pot until the onions are tender. Add the wine and bring to almost a boil.  Turn down the heat and simmer, uncovered, 45 minutes. Add the tomatoes, tomato sauce, and clam juice. Simmer 30 minutes, uncovered.  Add the clams, shrimp and scallops and continue to simmer for 5 minutes.  Add the halibut.  When the clams open and the shrimp are pink, enjoy with a salad and crusty baguette.

 


 

 

 

 

Seafood "Who Needs Rice" Jambalaya

With Permission from Everyday Paleo, by Sarah Fragoso

Don't let a Paleo recipe scare you off - this is an exceptional soup! The coconut oil gives the broth a delicious flavor.  This will become your go-to meal.  For variety, change it up with different veggies or seafood.

Prep time:  35 minutes;  Cook time:  15-20 minutes

1 lb. wild Alaskan cod fillets (or other wild-caught fish of your choice)
1 lb. medium shrimp, tails and shells removed and deveined
1/4  cup coconut oil (or grass fed ghee)
4-5  carrots, peeled and cut into matchstick pieces
2   red bell peppers, thinly sliced
4   cloves garlic, minced
1   leek, diced
Sea salt to taste
1   Tbsp. chili powder
1/2  tsp. paprika
1/2  tsp. black pepper
4 cups chicken broth
Hot sauce to taste (optional)

Make sure the fish and shrimp are thawed and drained.  Pat the fish and shrimp dry with a paper towel;  it will have a better texture after cooking if you do this. Cut the fish into bite-size pieces. Set aside with shrimp.

Melt the coconut oil (or ghee)  in a large soup pot and sauté the carrots for about 4 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Add the bell peppers, leeks, and garlic, and cook for another 3-4 minutes.  Add all the spices and the chicken broth and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally.  Add in the fish and shrimp and simmer until the fish begins to flake and the shrimp turn pink and float.

Add the hot sauce (optional) and stir. Taste and add more seasoning or hot sauce if desired.

Serve in bowls immediately. Serves: 4-6.

Oyster Stew

1/2 Pint extra small or petite Oysters
1 1/2 quarts whole milk
1 teaspoon salt
Black pepper
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 
Paprika
3 drops Tabasco sauce
1/4 cube butter
Onion salt

Drain oysters, saving nectar. Combine cold milk, oyster nectar, salt, pepper, Tabasco, Worcestershire sauce, onion salt and bring to simmer. Do NOT boil. Add oysters and let simmer about one minute. Place one pat of butter in each stew bowl, add hot stew and dash of paprika. Serves 5. Courtesy of Oregon Oyster Farms.

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Mediterranean Scallop Stew

Judith Watt

1 1/2 to 2 lbs. bay scallops
2 Tbsp. olive oil
1 1/2 c. sliced leeks, white part only
1/2 c. thinly sliced yellow onion
6 oz. pancetta, cut into thin strips
4-6 garlic cloves, thinly sliced, plus 1-2 garlic cloves, cut in half
2 c. fresh or canned tomatoes
1 1/2 c. Italian white wine, divided
5 c. fish stock
1/2 lb. fresh white mushrooms, sliced
4 Tbsp. fresh parsley, chopped
1 bay leaf
2 orange zest strips
1/2 tsp. fresh thyme leaves
1/2 tsp. fennel seeds
1/8 tsp. powdered saffron
Salt and ground white pepper
4 slices country-style white bread
Freshly grated Parmesan cheese

In a large pot over medium heat, warm the olive oil.  Add the leeks and onion and sauté until barely translucent, about 3 minutes; do not allow them to brown.  Add the pancetta and sauté for about 2 minutes to blend the flavors.  Add the sliced garlic and tomatoes and sauté for 1 minute.

Raise the heat to high, add 1 1/4 c. of the wine and deglaze the pan by stirring to dislodge any browned bits from the pan bottom.  Bring to a boil and add the stock, mushrooms, parsley, bay leaf, orange zest, thyme, fennel seeds, and saffron.  Return to a boil; reduce the heat to medium and simmer, uncovered, 15-20 minutes.

Add the scallops and cook 2-3 minutes.  Add the remaining 1/4 c. wine and simmer until the scallops are just opaque throughout, about 1 minute longer.  Remove the bay leaf and season to taste with salt and pepper.

Meanwhile, toast the bread slices until golden.  Rub a cut side of the halved garlic cloves over one side of each warm bread slice and brush with olive oil to taste.

To serve, place 1 bread slice, garlic-rubbed side up, in the bottom warmed individuals bowls.  Ladle the stew over the bread slices.  Garnish with Parmesan Cheese and serve.

Serves 4

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Newman's Favorite Bouillabaisse (Serves 12)

2 onions, chopped
1 bunch leeks, sliced
1 stalk celery, sliced
1 clover garlic, minced
1 green pepper, diced
1/2 cup chopped parsley
1 whole crab, cracked
2 lb steamer clams
1/2 lb raw shrimp
3/4 lb scallops
1 lb red snapper, cubed
1 lb halibut, cubed
4 cups fish stock

3 cups chicken broth
1/4 cup olive oil
2 15 oz cans petite diced tomatoes
2-3 cups white wine, to taste
“pinch” or to taste of each of the following: salt, black pepper, paprika, cayenne, thyme, saffron

Into the hot oil, put sliced vegetables and sauté to golden yellow. Add tomatoes and seafood, cover with liquids and boil 20–30 minutes, adding wine just before serving. Should be served in pot or casserole with toasted French bread.

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John Hurst's Oregon Fish Stew Nouvelle

1 28oz can Italian plum tomatoes (peeled) 
2 cups chopped onions
1/2 cup olive oil
8 cloves garlic (mashed)
2 qt water
3 cups white wine (dry)
1/2 tsp. dry thyme
2 pinches saffron
6 parsley springs
1 bay leaf
1/4 tsp. fennel seed
3 inch piece orange peel (orange part only)
2 lb fish trimmings
1 lb red snapper
1 lb sea bass
2 lbs steamer clams
1 crab
1/2 lb raw shrimp

For the stock, sauté onions & garlic in olive oil, stir in tomatoes and cook for 5 minutes. Add the rest of the ingredients except assorted seafood. Cook at low boil for 45 minutes. Strain stock through sieve, boil down if necessary.

Before serving bring the stock to low boil, add snapper & sea bass. Poach until tender. Do not overcook! In separate pot steam clams open. Add clams and peeled shrimp to stock. Cook briefly. Add crab just to warm through and serve.

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