Italian Cioppino

Feast on a delicious stew made with tomatoes and shellfish.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 25 min
  • Servings 8

Ingredients

1
envelope (1 1/2 oz) spaghetti sauce mix
2
cups Muir Glen™ organic tomato puree (from 28-oz can)
1
can (28 oz) Muir Glen™ organic whole peeled tomatoes with basil, undrained
3
medium green onions, finely chopped (3 tablespoons)
1
medium green bell pepper, diced (1 cup)
1
teaspoon dried basil leaves
1/4
teaspoon red pepper sauce
2 1/2
cups dry white wine or clam juice
2
lb uncooked clams in shells, scrubbed
1 1/2
lb uncooked prawns or large shrimp, peeled, deveined

  • 1 In 3-quart saucepan, mix sauce mix, tomato puree and tomatoes, breaking up tomatoes. Stir in onions, bell pepper, basil and pepper sauce. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat; simmer uncovered 25 to 30 minutes or until bell pepper is tender. Stir in wine. Simmer 5 minutes longer.
  • 2 Discard any broken-shell or open (dead) clams. In large pot or kettle, arrange clams and prawns. Pour tomato mixture over shellfish. Cover; simmer about 30 minutes or until prawns are pink and firm. Discard any unopened clams.

Expert Tips

Knock-knock, who's there? You can tell if a slightly opened hard-shell clam is alive by lightly tapping on the shell; if it doesn't close up, it's time to pitch it.

You can buy clams in many forms--live in the shell, shucked (fresh or frozen) and canned. Hard-shell clams should be tightly closed.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
110
(
Calories from Fat
10 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
1 g
1 %
(Saturated Fat
0g,
0%
),
Cholesterol
85 mg
85 %;
Sodium
1030 mg
1030 %;
Total Carbohydrate
16 g
16 %
(Dietary Fiber
3 g
3 %
),
Protein
13 g
13 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
24%;
Vitamin C
32%;
Calcium
8%;
Iron
30%;
Exchanges:
3 Vegetable; 1 Very Lean Meat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.