Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Bowl of Seafoody Comfort Food

Recently I mentioned in passing that my father-in-law made a delicious seafood dinner for us when he was visiting. At the time I forgot to take a picture but tonight we were craving seafood so we decided to make it again and do the dish justice with some photos.

Holy bowl of deliciousness!! It was just as good as we remembered and this may very well be our favorite new meal. It's also really, really simple to make and can be tweaked to your liking very easily. The official name for it is Cioppino but I like to call it Garlicky Tomato Seafood Pot. You can really use whatever seafood you like but ours had King crab legs, mahi-mahi, mussels and shrimp. Calamari would be really good in it too but they didn't have it at our grocery store.

Garlicky Tomato Seafood Pot
Inspired by this recipe for cioppino

1 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp minced garlic
2 mahi-mahi filets
1/2 lb peeled shrimp
1 lb mussels
1 26 oz jar marinara sauce of your choice {we like the garlic & basil flavor best for this dish}
1/3 cup white wine
4 King crab legs
Crusty bread for dipping

Heat one tablespoon of olive oil and one tablespoon of minced garlic to a large pot and heat on medium-high. Cook for about 1 minute. Add fish, shrimp and mussels to the pot and cook until the mussel shells open. Pour in the marinara sauce and white wine. Add the crab legs to the pot, cover and simmer for about 5-7 minutes. Transfer to bowls and serve with lots of crusty bread for soaking up the sauce!

Serves 2 {you could easily make it stretch for more than 2 people but if you did I would buy enough crab legs for each person to have 2}


  1. now that is a great seafood dish!! my wifes favorite is clams w/linguine, but she would absolutely love yours!

  2. That easily looks like my dream meal! All those delicious seafoods in one pot? YUMMMMMM!!

    I'm booking marking this... I must try it!


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