5 from 3 votes
Easy Shellfish Cioppino Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins

Easy San Francisco Style Seafood Cioppino made with fresh seafood is a classic seafood stew that comes together in just 30 minutes.

Course: Seafood
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cioppino
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 349 kcal
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 vidalia onion diced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 1 28- ounce can crushed tomatoes
  • 4 cups fish stock or you can use chicken stock in a pinch
  • 3 tablespoons fresh chopped tarragon
  • 12 littleneck clams
  • 1 lb medium uncooked shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1/2 lb large sea scallops
  • 1/2 pound jumbo lump crabmeat
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
  1. In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium high heat.

  2. Add the onion and Cook until softened. Stir in the garlic. Cook for 1 minute. Add the red pepper flakes, oregano and tomato paste. Cook the mixture until the tomato paste turns a deep red color.

  3. Stir in the wine and deglaze the pan scraping up any brown bits on the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon. Continue cooking until the wine is reduced by half.

  4. Add the tomatoes and fish stock. Bring the mixture to a boil and stir in the tarragon.

  5. Add the clams to the broth and cook until the clams open. Stir in the shrimp and scallops continuing to cook until they become opaque. Add the crab and cook until warmed through.

  6. Top with the parsley and basil. Serve immediately with warm crusty bread.

Recipe Notes

The Cioppino base can be made in advance and stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 4 days.

You can also freeze the Cioppino base for up to 3 months.

Be sure to bring the mixture to a boil before adding the seafood and cooking to completion.

Nutrition Facts
Easy Shellfish Cioppino Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 349 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 39mg13%
Sodium 1902mg83%
Potassium 1527mg44%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 15g17%
Protein 29g58%
Vitamin A 1735IU35%
Vitamin C 42.8mg52%
Calcium 284mg28%
Iron 7.1mg39%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.