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Zuppa Di Pesce, Cioppino, or Fish Stew

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“Whatever you may call it this Italian named fish stew or soup or as Rachael Ray would say "Stoup." You can use any kind of white fish your fish monger has fresh like cod (my favorite), catfish, flounder then add some shell fish seasonings and soup it is.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a pot add 5 cups water and shrimp shells bring to boil and then simmer 30 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile in a large pot heat oil add onion garlic, anchovies, celery, fennel, carrots, potatoes, & mushrooms sauté till translucent about 5 minutes.
  3. Add wine and herbs reduce wine cooking for 10 minutes.
  4. Add kale, can tomatoes, Worcestershire sauce, lemon zest, saffron, salt & black pepper.
  5. Strain stock from shrimp shells (discard shells) adding enough water to make 4 cups.
  6. Add to pot simmering 15 minutes.
  7. Add remaining ingredients simmer 10-15 more minutes till fish almost flakes apart.
  8. Check for seasoning adding more salt and pepper if needed.
  9. Garnish with crushed pepper flakes and fresh parsley.

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