Coming from a family of Dungeness crab fishermen (my brother is 4th generation), Crab Cioppino is a staple on New Year's. If you haven't had it, it is a delicious treat, so I thought I'd share the recipe. Enjoy!
3 live crabs cracked and washed (cooked crab will work too; live is just a little juicier)
2 lbs. fillet of cod or any other white fish
1 ½ lbs. clams in shells well washed
1 ½ lbs. mussels in the shell well washed
6 tbsp. olive oil
5 cans (8 oz. each) of tomato sauce
1/8 tsp. dried rosemary
1 lb. medium size raw prawns
2 large onions, chopped
1 cup of chopped fresh parsley
1 large clove garlic, minced
2 cups water
1/8 tsp. dried thyme
1/8 tsp. dried sage
1/3 cup dry white wine
salt and pepper to taste
In a large kettle, sauté onions and parsley in olive oil until onions are limp. Add garlic, tomato sauce, water, thyme, rosemary and sage. Cover and simmer 30 minutes. Bring back to high and add crab, clams and mussels. If there isn’t enough liquid, add a bit more water, wine and tomato sauce to cover the shellfish. Cook on high for 20 minutes; it is ok if things are boiling a bit. Add prawns and cod; reduce heat and simmer 10-20 minutes more.
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