Golden Gate Cioppino

¼ cup Vera Jane's Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
¾ lb sweet onions, sliced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 Tbsp freshly grated lemon zest
3 Tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
¼ tsp DLM Dried Thyme
¼ tsp DLM Dried Basil
(2) 14.5-oz cans stewed tomatoes with liquid
1 to 2 Tbsp sugar
½ tsp freshly ground pepper
½ tsp sweet paprika
¾ lb fresh assorted fish fillets*
1½ lbs shellfish**
12 littleneck clams, scrubbed
Fresh lemon wedges for garnish

*Use a combination of at least two types of fish (grouper, monkfish, halibut, cod, snapper, swordfish, or haddock).

**Use a combination of assorted raw shellfish (scallops; large shrimp, shelled and deveined; or lobster tail, shelled and cut into large pieces).

Heat oil in a large soup pot (about 6 quarts). Add onions and garlic and sauté for 10 minutes or until soft. Add lemon zest and juice, thyme, basil, tomatoes, sugar, pepper, and paprika. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes or until sauce is slightly thickened.

Cut fish fillets into 1-inch pieces. Remove any bones. Add all seafood to cioppino sauce except shrimp and lobster. Cover pot and gently simmer 10 minutes, then add shrimp and lobster. Simmer another 5 minutes or until all seafood is cooked. Serve in bowls grarished with lemon wedges.

Makes 4 — 6 servings

Allergy Warning: Contains FishContains Shellfish

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