Crock Pot Fisherman's Stew (Cioppino)

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Ratings (28)
  • Total: 5 hrs 50 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 5 hrs 30 mins
  • Yield: 6 Bowls (6 Servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
434 Calories
16g Fat
27g Carbs
39g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6 Bowls (6 Servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 434
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Cholesterol 63mg 21%
Sodium 791mg 34%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Protein 39g
Calcium 148mg 11%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This cioppino recipe is a delicious fisherman's stew you can make in your slow cooker. Use all of your favorite shellfish and fish in this simple and delicious slow-cooked stew, the signature seafood dish of San Francisco.



  • 1 large can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes with juice
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup onion (chopped)
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1/2 cup parsley (chopped)
  • 1 green pepper (chopped)
  • Optional: 1 hot pepper (chopped)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 2 teaspoons basil
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Optional: water*
  • For the Seafood:
  • 1 fillet of seabass, cod or other whitefish (deboned and cubed)
  • 1 dozen prawns
  • 1 dozen scallops
  • 1 dozen mussels
  • 1 dozen clams (can use canned)

Steps to Make It

  1. Place all ingredients except seafood in the slow cooker.

  2. Cover and cook 6 to 8 hours on low.

  3. About 30 minutes before serving, add your seafood. Turn the heat up to HIGH and stir occasionally (but gently).

Cook's Notes:

Serve with true sourdough bread if you can find it. Something with a really 'sour' taste is perfect for this cioppino. Don't be afraid to dunk your bread in the cioppino as it's considered perfectly good manners in this case.

*You can add water to the recipe to thin out the cioppino somewhat but we prefer it nice and thick.
**Use your imagination and personal preferences as to what seafood to add. Some choose to serve with fresh cracked crab when in season.

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