Thursday, August 2, 2007

Cioppino Deliciousness

Cioppino, a classic Italian dish, is one of my favorites. It's light, flavorful and delicious and is the consistency of soup. I eat it with good bread from one of the local bakeries and salad. It's a great meal and it takes minutes to prepare. Of course, you can use fresh clams instead of canned, but I never bother.


1lb shrimp and/or scallops
2 cans clams
6 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup dry white wine
1 can whole tomatoes, break tomatoes apart
1 t oregano
2 bay leaves
Salt & Pepper
parsley, chopped

Sauté garlic, add clam juice (reserve clams) and reduce to about half. Add wine, tomatoes and spices and cook 5 minutes. Add fish, cook 3 minutes. Add parsley Serve with heated bread.

I make a big tossed salad and toss with balsamic vinaigrette. I usually make a batch of salad dressing and store in refrigerator.

Balsamic Vinaigrette
1 cup olive oil
1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
1 T dijon mustard
1-2 cloves garlic, pressed
salt & Pepper
Combine ingredients and serve.

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