Not Cioppino

This is a seafood stew that’s inspired by cioppino, the classic Italian-American stew made with tomatoes, white wine, and various fresh seafood.

In my version, I omit the wine and use three of my favorite seafood: salmon, shrimp, and scallops. I also add okra to thicken the stew and provide a daily dose of vegetables.

Btw, Imagine™ Foods makes an excellent seafood stock that can be found at Whole Foods.

Not Cioppino
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5 from 3 votes

Not Cioppino

Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time45 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: cioppino, seafood
Servings: 4
Calories: 489kcal


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 fennel bulb thinly sliced
  • 1 small yellow onion small-diced
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • teaspoons salt
  • ½ teaspoon red chili flakes
  • 32 ounce seafood stock (1 container)
  • 28 ounce diced tomatoes (1 can)
  • 1 tablespoon parsley chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon thyme dried
  • ½ teaspoon oregano dried
  • ¼ teaspoon allspice
  • ¼ teaspoon celery salt
  • 1 pound okra whole
  • 1 pound salmon cut into small chunks
  • 6 ounces scallops (about 6), halved
  • 1 pound shrimp large, deveined and tail on
  • fennel fronds for garnish


  • Warm the oil in a large stock pot over medium heat. Add the sliced fennel, onion, garlic, salt, and chili flakes. Sauté for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add the stock, tomatoes, parsley, Worcestershire, thyme, oregano, allspice, and celery salt. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 2 minutes. Add the okra, cover, and cook for 8 minutes at a low boil.
  • Add the salmon chunks and scallops and let cook for 3 minutes (no need for mixture to boil again). Add the shrimp and cook for 2 minutes more. Remove from heat. Garnish with fennel fronds and serve immediately.


Calories: 489kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 60g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 255mg | Sodium: 2174mg | Potassium: 2159mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 1367IU | Vitamin C: 56mg | Calcium: 361mg | Iron: 6mg