Quality slow cooker recipes for seafood can be hard to come by, so this version of cioppino, a tomato-based seafood stew that was invented in San Francisco, is a real gem. With a loaf of sourdough bread and a glass of white wine, this stew makes an effortless meal. To add this seafood staple to your slow cooker repertoire,





2 large onions, chopped (2 cups)
2 medium stalks celery, finely chopped (about 1 cup)
5 cloves garlic, finely chopped (about 2 1/2 teaspoons)
1 can (28 oz) Progresso® diced tomatoes, undrained
1 bottle (8 oz) clam juice
1 can (6 oz) tomato paste
1/2 cup dry white wine or water
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon olive or vegetable oil
2 1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
1/4 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 dried bay leaf
1 lb firm-textured white fish, cut into 1-inch pieces
3/4 lb uncooked medium shrimp, peeled, deveined
1 can (6 1/2 oz) chopped clams with juice, undrained
1 can (6 oz) crabmeat, drained
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley


  1. In 5- to 6-quart slow cooker, mix all ingredients except fish, shrimp, clams, crabmeat and parsley.
  2. Cover; cook on High heat setting 3 to 4 hours.
  3. Stir in fish, shrimp, clams and crabmeat. Reduce heat setting to Low. Cover; cook 30 to 45 minutes longer or until fish flakes easily with fork. Remove bay leaf. Stir in parsley.

Serves 8.

Nutritional Information per serving: Calories 210 (Calories from Fat 35); Total Fat 3 1/2g (Saturated Fat 1/2g, Trans Fat 0g); Cholesterol 120mg; Sodium 570mg; Total Carbohydrate 14g (Dietary Fiber 3g, Sugars 7g); Protein 28g

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