RECIPE: Zuppa di Pesce

Welcome to my kitchen! Today I will be sharing with you one of my all-time favourite recipes, zuppa di pesce, also known as cioppino. This traditional Italian seafood stew is a perfect dish for a cozy family dinner or a gathering with friends. And the best part? This version does not require any broth, making it a more natural and flavourful dish. As my grandma always said, simple ingredients make the best dishes. So, let’s get cooking!


RECIPE: Zuppa di Pesce

  • Author: Chef Luciano Schipano



1 lb of mixed seafood (clams, mussels, shrimp, calamari, scallops)

1 onion, finely chopped

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 can of plum tomatoes

1 cup of white wine

1 handful of fresh parsley, chopped

1 pinch of oregano

Extra virgin olive oil

Salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a large pot, heat a generous drizzle of olive oil over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and garlic and sauté until softened, about 2-3 minutes.
  2. Add the plum tomatoes and white wine to the pot. Let it simmer for 5 minutes.
  3. Add the mixed seafood, stirring gently to combine with the sauce. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Cover the pot and let it cook for 10-15 minutes until the seafood is cooked through and the shells of the clams and mussels have opened.
  5. Once ready, remove from heat and add the chopped parsley and oregano. Drizzle with a little more olive oil and give it a final stir.
  6. Serve hot with crusty bread for dipping and enjoy this delicious zuppa di pesce, just like my granma used to make.


Enjoy this recipe for zuppa di pesce, a comforting and flavourful Italian classic. As my grandma always said, “Food is love, and this dish is made with a lot of love.” Buon appetito!

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