Cioppino with Harvest of the Sea Seafood Medley
I love making seafood dishes at home, but sometimes it becomes cost prohibitive when you need multiple kinds for stews like this cioppino. Enter Harvest of the Sea’s frozen seafood medley pack. One bag contains a generous combo of Asian shrimp, Indian-wild-caught calamari, Argentine scallops, and Canadian Prince Edward Island blue mussels. They’re available at Costco in the Bay Area, San Diego, Los Angeles, and Texas; soon they’ll be in the New York area too. With Harvest of the Sea’s seafood medley, all you really need is your imagination to bring in your favorite restaurant seafood dish home.
1 onion, sliced
4 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
1/4 cup tomato paste
1 28-oz can of diced tomatoes
1 1/2 cups of dry white wine
6 cups of fish stock; but chicken broth will do
2 bay leaves
1 bag of Harvest of the Sea seafood medley, thawed
half a bunch parsley, roughly chopped
1. Heat oil in a large Dutch oven over medium heat. Add onion and sauté for 5 minutes. Add the garlic and continue sautéing for 3 more minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Add the tomato paste and stir until it changes color.
2. Add the tomatoes with the juice to the pot, along with the wine. Let the wine reduce by half, stirring occasionally. Add the stock and bay leaves; season and bring to a simmer.
3. Stir in the seafood and simmer gently for another 8 minutes. Stir in parsley and turn off the heat.