Daybreak’s Holiday Home Cooking: Flora makes Italian seafood stew

Daybreak’s Holiday Home Cooking series continued Thursday with Flora Posteraro crafting her favorite recipe for seafood cioppino.

The recipe is listed below. You can see her demonstrate it by watching the videos. Flora substituted crab meat for mussels in the version she prepared on Daybreak.

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Seafood Cioppino

3 Tablespoons olive oil
3 cloves chopped garlic
15 oz. chicken broth
14.5 oz. crushed stewed tomato’s
1 cup dry white wine
3 tablespoons fresh chopped basil
1 tablespoon fresh oregano
3/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
2 bay leaves
1-1/4 pound fresh white fish, cut into 2 inch chunks
1 pound fresh large shrimp
1 pound bay scallops
10 stone clams, scrubbed
10 mussels, scrubbed and cleaned

Pour oil in large pot over medium heat. Cook garlic in oil; stir until garlic is browned about 5-7 minutes.
Stir in chicken broth, stewed tomato’s , wine, all fresh herbs and seasoning. Cover pot and let it simmer for half hour.
Fold in fish, shrimp, scallops, clams and mussels. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to low. Leave simmer until clams open (5-7 minutes). Serve with a loaf of fresh Italian bread! Mangia!!!!!

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