Sunshine State Cioppino (Seafood Stew)

Packed with fresh ingredients, my Sunshine State Cioppino is the perfect light post-holiday meal.

Course Entree
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 4
Calories 412 kcal
Author The Foodie Physician


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup thinly sliced shallots (can substitute yellow onion)
  • 1 cup thinly sliced fennel (reserve fronds for garnish)
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 1 container (16 oz) Natalie’s tomato juice
  • 2 cups seafood stock
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3 sprigs parsley plus extra for garnish
  • 1 sprig thyme (or ½ teaspoon dried)
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • ¾ pound fresh mussels, cleaned
  • ¾ pound firm white fish fillet like grouper or halibut
  • ½ pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • Crusty whole grain bread, for serving
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  1. Heat the olive oil in a large stockpot over medium heat. Add the shallots and fennel and sauté, stirring occasionally, until softened, 5-6 minutes. Add the garlic and red pepper flakes and cook another minute until fragrant. Turn the heat up to high and add the diced tomatoes, white wine, Natalie’s tomato juice, seafood stock, bay leaf, parsley sprigs, thyme sprig, ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon black pepper. Stir to combine.
  2. Bring to a boil then lower to a simmer and cover the pot. Simmer 15-20 minutes to let the flavors meld. Then uncover the pot and stir in the mussels, fish and shrimp. Cover the pot and cook until seafood is cooked through and mussels are open, about 5 minutes. Taste and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper as needed. Garnish with fresh parsley and dill fronds. Serve with plenty of crusty bread on the side for dipping.
Nutrition Facts
Sunshine State Cioppino (Seafood Stew)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 412 Calories from Fat 86
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9.6g 15%
Saturated Fat 1.8g 9%
Sodium 1155mg 48%
Total Carbohydrates 26.9g 9%
Dietary Fiber 4.3g 17%
Protein 40.9g 82%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.