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Spicy Cioppino

EatingWell Serves Two

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San Francisco's Italian immigrants developed this stew to use the abundant local seafood. We've opted for farm-raised tilapia and scallops, but feel free to experiment with whatever is fresh.



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Spicy Cioppino Recipe

Makes: 2 servings, 2 cups each

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Ingredients

  • 4 small red potatoes, (1- to 2-inch diameter), quartered
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 tilapia fillet, diced (about 5 ounces)
  • 4 ounces dry bay scallops, (see Note), patted dry
  • 1 small sweet onion, sliced
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning blend or poultry seasoning
  • 1-2 teaspoons hot paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 plum tomatoes, diced
  • 2 tablespoons capers, rinsed (optional)
  • 2 tablespoon minced fresh parsley, (optional)

Preparation

  1. Place potatoes in a saucepan, cover with water and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat and simmer until tender, 10 to 12 minutes. Drain.
  2. Meanwhile, heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add tilapia and scallops; cook, stirring once or twice, until just opaque, about 2 minutes. Transfer to a plate and cover with foil to keep warm.
  3. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon oil and onion to the pan and stir to coat. Cover, reduce heat to medium-low and cook, stirring often, until lightly browned, 5 to 7 minutes. Uncover, increase heat to medium-high, add Italian (or poultry) seasoning, paprika to taste, salt and pepper; cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add wine, water and tomatoes; bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to maintain a simmer and cook, stirring often, until the onion is tender, 6 to 8 minutes. Add the fish, scallops, potatoes and capers (if using), return to a simmer and cook until heated through, about 2 minutes. Garnish with parsley, if desired.

Tips & Notes

  • Note: Be sure to request "dry" scallops (i.e., not treated with sodium tripolyphosphate, or STP) from your fish store. Sea scallops that have been subjected to a chemical bath are not only mushy and less flavorful, but will not brown properly.

Nutrition

Per serving: 431 calories; 17 g fat (2 g sat, 11 g mono); 57 mg cholesterol; 22 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 27 g protein; 3 g fiber; 503 mg sodium; 1041 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (45% daily value), Potassium & Vitamin A (30% dv), Magnesium (23% dv).

Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 vegetable, 2 very lean meat, 3 fat


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Recipe Categories

Ethnic/Regional
Italian
Mediterranean
American
Servings
2
Main Ingredient
Fish
Shellfish
Preparation/ Technique
Saute
Meal/Course
Dinner

Holiday
Valentine's Day
Ease of Preparation
Easy
Total Time
30 minutes or less
Publication
EatingWell Serves Two
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