Seafood Cioppino

Have you ever watched Food Network’s Throwdown with Bobby Flay? I always love it when the local wins :) Like in this episode where Bobby went to Phil’s Fish Market in NorCal and Phil won with his Cioppino.

One day, Bobby… one day… I’ll take you down in a Throwdown.


Meanwhile, it’s been so cold lately! One day Nemo came and gave us tons of snow… so I made snow Angelina O=) Please don’t mind my purple poofies and fake Uggs… Beautiful skyline though right? You can see the Empire State Building at center-left.

snow angelina

and how about my artistic shot of the skyline below?

skyline glasses

Now, onto the foods. Cioppino! I feel like I have to say that in an Italian accent :)


Cioppino (serves 2-3). Recipe inspired by Bobby Flay on Food Network:

  • olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 1 cup seafood stock
  • 1 can (14 oz.) petite diced tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 4 springs of fresh thyme
  • a few dashes of Tabasco hot sauce
  • 1 teaspoon of red pepper flakes
  • s+p
  • 1 dozen little neck clams
  • 1 pound king crab legs
  • 6 pieces tiger shrimps
  • parsley, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • crusty bread, for dipping

Heat up olive oil in a dutch oven/heavy-bottomed pan. Add garlic and onion and cook a few minutes until softened and slightly browned, about 5 minutes. Pour in the white wine, and simmer until reduced to about 3/4 of the original volume. Add the seafood stock, tomatoes, honey, bay leaf, thyme, and hot sauce and simmer for another few minutes. Add the little neck clams and king crab legs*. Cover and steam for about 8 minutes until the clams have opened up. Throw in the shrimps and butter and let cook for another 90 seconds. Sprinkle with chopped parsley.

Enjoy with crusty bread for dipping :)

*at one point, I had to remove all the seafood and set them on the side while I seasoned and tasted the broth to perfection. You may have to do this as well unless you have a very large pot.


I hope you like my Cioppino :)

Whisking away,


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