Cioppino with Barramundi

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Serves 4 Ingredients: 2 tablespoons - olive oil, 1 - large yellow onion, thinly sliced (about 1 1/2 cups), 1 cup - thinly sliced fennel, 3 cloves - garlic, thinly sliced, pinch - red chili flakes, 1 - bay leaf, 1 sprig - fresh thyme (substitute 1/4 teaspoon dried), 1 sprig - fresh oregano (substitute 1/4 teaspoon dried), 1 tablespoon - tomato paste, 3/4 cup - dry white wine, 1 cup - bottled clam juice, 1 28-ounce - can whole peeled tomatoes, Salt and pepper, to taste, 25 - littleneck clams, scrubbed, 1/2 lb - mussels, scrubbed and debearded, 1/2 lb - 16-20 count shrimp, shell on, 1/2 lb - king crab legs, cracked and broken into large pieces, 1/2 lb - barramundi fillets, cut into large pieces, 3 tablespoons - unsalted butter, cut into pieces, 2 tablespoons - finely minced fresh parsley, Crusty bread, for serving,
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Cioppino with Barramundi

  • 30m prep
  • 50m cook
  • Serves 4
  • RECIPE CREATED BY
    Nicole Gaffney

  • Pairs with Sauvignon Blanc

  • Perfect for Weekend Dinners

  • Perfect for Holidays

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large yellow onion, thinly sliced (about 1 1/2 cups)
  • 1 cup thinly sliced fennel
  • 3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • pinch red chili flakes
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 sprig fresh thyme (substitute 1/4 teaspoon dried)
  • 1 sprig fresh oregano (substitute 1/4 teaspoon dried)
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 3/4 cup dry white wine
  • 1 cup bottled clam juice
  • 1 28-ounce can whole peeled tomatoes
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 25 littleneck clams, scrubbed
  • 1/2 lb mussels, scrubbed and debearded
  • 1/2 lb 16-20 count shrimp, shell on
  • 1/2 lb king crab legs, cracked and broken into large pieces
  • 1/2 lb barramundi fillets, cut into large pieces
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 2 tablespoons finely minced fresh parsley
  • Crusty bread, for serving

The perfect one pot meal.

Flavorful, warming, packed with seafood; what more do you need?!?

  1. Step 1 Heat the olive oil in a large heavy-bottomed pot or dutch oven over medium heat. Add the onions and fennel and sauté until translucent, about 8 minutes. Add the garlic, chili flakes, bayleaf, thyme, and oregano, then sauté for another 2-3 minutes. Add the tomato paste and stir until incorporated, then season lightly with salt and pepper. Go easy on the seasoning for now, as the seafood will add a significant amount of salt.
  2. Step 2 Add the white wine and clam juice, then bring up to a simmer and cook for about 5 minutes. Add the canned tomatoes and break them up a bit with a wooden spoon. Cover and simmer over low heat for 20 minutes.
  3. Step 3 Remove the lid and add the mussels and clams. Stir them around to coat with the broth, then cover and let cook for about 5 minutes. When they just begin to open, add the shrimp and king crab and toss around to coat, then lay the barramundi fillets on top. Season the barramundi with salt and pepper, then cover and cook for an additional 3-5 minutes, or until the shrimp and barramundi are opaque throughout.

 

Suggested sides
  • Crusty Bread
  • Spinach Salad
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