Nonna (Grandma) Avanti’s Christmas Cioppino

Nonna (Grandma) Avanti’s Christmas Cioppino

Meal type Main Dish
Occasion Christmas

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup garlic (chopped )
  • 1 cup Italian parsley (chopped )
  • 1/2 cup celery (chopped )
  • 1/2 cup green bell pepper (chopped )
  • 16oz solid pack tomatoes
  • 3 cups tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons celery salt
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2oz anchovies (jarred or canned)
  • 1/2 cup sherry wine or white wine
  • 3 cups clam juice
  • 1 Large sprig fresh basilico
  • 2 Medium onions (chopped)
  • 1 Dungeness crab (last 10 min.)
  • 2lb cherrystone clams (last 15 min.)
  • 1lb shrimp (last 5 min.)
  • 1lb mussels (last 5 min.)
  • Add any fish you like (last 5 min.)
  • 2 cups water
  • 1lb spaghetti

About This Recipe

Nutrition Facts per serving (2 cups): 430 cals., 31 gm protein, 55 gm carbohydrates, 9 gm fat.

Directions

Step 1
Sauté onions, garlic, parsley, celery and green pepper in oil with anchovies until golden brown.
Step 2
Add tomatoes and tomato sauce, salt, black pepper, paprika, celery salt to taste, crushed chili and sherry wine. Cook at low heat for 15 minutes.
Step 3
Add water. Cook on low heat slowly for one hour.
Step 4
Add shell fish during the last 15 minutes of cooking. Any fresh fish or shellfish may be used. *Sauce should not be thick.
Step 5
Prepare pasta according to directions 15 minutes prior to completion of cioppino.
Step 6
Serve hot in a bowl over hot pasta.
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