Cioppino

Cioppino
Photo by Scott Phillips

Ingredients

  • ½ tsp. crushed red chile flakes; more to taste
  • 2 tsp. fennel seeds
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • Cioppino Broth (above)
  • 1 to 1-½ lb. small hardshell clams, such as mahogany or cherrystones, scrubbed, or 1 whole Dungeness crab (about 2 lb.), cleaned and cut into sections (have the fishmonger do this)
  • Garlic Chips (above) for garnish
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped carrot (about 2 medium)
  • + 21 more ingredients
    • 1 to 1-½ lb. fresh mussels (18 to 24), scrubbed and debearded
    • 1 Tbs. coarsely chopped fresh oregano (or 1 tsp. dried)
    • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
    • 6-½ cups homemade or low-salt chicken broth
    • Reserved peeled shrimp from above
    • 1 lb. large shrimp (16-20 count)
    • 4 large cloves garlic
    • ¼ cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
    • ¼ cup coarsely chopped fresh basil (or 1 Tbs. dried)
    • 3 Tbs. coarsely chopped garlic (5 to 6 large cloves)
    • 6 cups canned whole peeled tomatoes, broken up, with their juices, or diced tomatoes with their juices (2 28-oz. cans)
    • 2-½ lb. fillets of halibut, monkfish, or other firm-fleshed white fish, cut into 1-inch cubes
    • 2/3 cup coarsely chopped celery or fennel (about 2 medium ribs celery or ¼ medium fennel bulb)
    • 2-½ cups (¾ bottle) medium-bodied red wine, such as Zinfandel, Pinot Noir, or Sangiovese
    • ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil
    • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
    • Garlic Oil (above)
    • 3 large bay leaves
    • 8 ¾-inch-thick slices sourdough bread
    • 3 cups coarsely chopped yellow onion (about 2 medium)
    • 6 cups Shellfish Stock (above)

Cut the garlic cloves into 1/8-inch slices, put them in a small saucepan with the oil, and season with salt and pepper. Cook over low to medium-low heat until the garlic turns light golden brown, 15 to 20 min., adjusting the heat as needed to keep the garlic bubbling gently as it cooks. Remove fr...

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