Easy One-Pot Cioppino

What could possibly be better than a shrimp dinner?  An Easy, One-Pot Cioppino dinner with healthy, wild-caught shrimp, scallops and mussels!  See what I did there?  I’d like to say it’s ‘oh so clever’ but this is actually how I think!  Any way that I can find to add as much seafood as possible into a dish is going to make me happy

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Oh my gosh, I had so much fun making this dinner of all my favorite ingredients.  I was doing the happy dance in the kitchen as I sauteed my peppers, garlic and onions in preparation of this deliciousness.  What kind of music do you play when you cook?  I go from soft rock to opera to hard rock – it all depends on my mood.  This was a hard rock day and called for some Aerosmith to celebrate these flavors.

And best of all, this recipe includes my scallops and seafood from my favorite company, Marina del Rey.   Did I ever tell you the story of how I came to partner with this brand?  I purchased their Wild Caught Argentinian Shrimp at my local market and was so blown away by the size and flavor that I contacted the company in hopes that I could pass on these gems to my readers.

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And now I can tell you about the scallops too!   Have you been keeping up with the important facts about the difference between farmed and wild caught seafood products?   At one time it was thought that you could eat farmed at least once a month but that is no longer the case.   Most experts are suggesting now that you forgot farmed entirely.   That means it’s time for some smart shopping.   The good news is that you can get both flavor and quality from this amazing brand!

Seriously, pop over to Marina del Rey’s site to read about all the benefits of wild caught but here’s a few to get you started:
  • In shrimp and fish farms, antibiotics, hormones, and color are added to the seafood. Even worse, these shrimps are swimming in man made pools with waste matter, chemicals and bacteria.
  • Naturally rich in protein and low in calories seafood is an excellent source of amino acids, which play a key role in the formation of digestive enzymes, hormones and tissues, such as skin and bone.
  • Shrimp contain two fatty acids of the omega-3 family, which benefit the cardiovascular system.

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  Check out those plump beauties! Happy Dance!

This dish is perfect for the holidays and any time really.   I love beautiful seafood dishes over the Christmas holidays and I’ve made this as quick and easy as possible so that you can be out partying with your guests and not tied up in the kitchen.   You can be sure that I’ve retained all the best flavors though.   I made it 3 times in 3 days just to be sure!

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I have introduced these fabulous scallops  to my talented blogger friends as well and here are just a few of the beautiful recipes they have created :

Marina del Rey’s recipe page also has all of the best shrimp and scallop recipes for your weeknight meals and entertaining.

Do you have a favorite seafood dish that you create for the holidays?   Share with me on Instagram by hashtagging #simplyfreshdinners and tagging @simplyfreshdinners so I can share with my readers.  Cheers!

This  post was sponsored by Marina del Rey Foods and the opinions of these fabulous products are all my own.

Easy One-Pot Cioppino

An Easy, One-Pot Cioppino dinner with healthy, wild-caught shrimp, scallops and mussels! A classic seafood stew with a little bit of everything.  Seasoned with a bay leaf, parsley and basil. Serve with a loaf of warm, crusty bread for sopping up the delicious broth!

  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 small bell pepper, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 serrano pepper, seeded and diced
  • 28 oz can of diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups tomato juice
  • 2 cups red wine (I used merlot)
  • 1 cup clam juice
  • 1 cup fish stock
  • juice from one lemon
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 300 grams Marina Del Rey Wild Caught Argentinian Shrimp, thawed (You can use the Easy Peel or the Peeled and Deveined)
  • 300 grams Marina Del Rey Wild Caught Icelandic Scallops, thawed
  • 1 pound mussels, remove beards and scrub
  • handful of fresh parsley to garnish
  1. Heat olive oil on med-high in large pot.  Add onion and red bell pepper, saute for 2-3 minutes until onion is soft and translucent.

  2. Add garlic and serrano pepper and saute for one minute.

  3. Add tomatoes, tomato juice, red wine, clam juice, fish stock, lemon juice, bay leaf, parsley and basil.  Salt and pepper to taste. Cover and let cook on medium high for 20 minutes.  Remove bay leaf.

  4. Add shrimp, and scallops.  Cook for 2 minutes covered.  

  5. Flip shrimp, and add mussels, cover and cook for 3 minutes.  Remove cover and serve.  Garnish with fresh parsley and serve with fresh bread to soak up all those delicious juices.  Cheers!

This is a quick and easy recipe for cioppino so there are some short cuts but I found that the flavors are intact.   I’ve made this many different ways and prepared my own seafood broth and although it has a different flavor than the fish stock/clam juice combo, both are equally delicious.

If you don’t like too much heat in you food, omit the serrano pepper.  

I have left the salt and pepper to you to season.  I use very little salt in my cooking and buckets of pepper!

And I have even more good news!  To celebrate these delicious scallops, Marina del Rey is giving away two tickets to Iceland.  Yes!  How fabulous is this!!?

Iceland is on everyone’s ‘must-see’ list these days and I can see why!  Stunningly beautiful!   I hope if you win you’ll share pics with me!

(Open to Canadian residents only)

Marina del Rey is sponsoring a giveaway to celebrate their new product – Wild Icelandic Scallops.

Marina del Rey scallops are wild caught in their natural habitat, in the cold Atlantic waters around the northwestern fjords of Iceland. Sweet, plump and delicious, exactly how nature intended

These scallops are available across Canada.  Visit this page for a list of retailers.

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Cioppino is an easy, flavorful meal that celebrates the fabulous flavors of the sea - scallops, shrimp, mussels!


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    Jennifer @ Seasons and Suppers
    December 7, 2017 at 8:34 am

    Fabulous! Such a luscious bowl of seafood goodness and a perfect way to enjoy those lovely scallops 🙂
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      December 7, 2017 at 12:25 pm

      I know you love these scallops as much as I do, Jennifer. Can’t get enough of them!
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    December 7, 2017 at 12:08 pm

    It would be a hard rock day for me if I was cooking up this cioppino too Robyn! 🙂 This is one gorgeous dish and such a great way to highlight that wonderful Marina del Rey shrimp and scallops! Please pass me a bowl.
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      December 7, 2017 at 12:27 pm

      Oh wouldn’t we have fun if we could cook seafood and rock out together, Marcie! We wouldn’t have any left over to share with the fams though, lol.
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    December 7, 2017 at 12:11 pm

    Shrimp AND scallops? You’ve got me sold here Robyn, this looks so incredible and comforting! Perfect for winter and the holidays coming up!

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      December 7, 2017 at 12:28 pm

      I think I would put every seafood in there if there was room, Taylor, lol, but shrimp and scallops are my fav for sure!
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    December 7, 2017 at 12:13 pm

    This recipe looks incredible! I love cioppino, although I’ve never made it at home. I need to change that! BTW I tried Marina del Rey scallops recently and they are AMAZING! Love their prawns too. I’ll definitely use them when I make this. 🙂

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      December 7, 2017 at 12:29 pm

      The scallops are mind blowing, Kristen, and I had planned to make your recipe last weekend but time got away from me. I’ll be taking it to my Christmas eve family gathering. People will go nuts for it, I know!
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    sue | theviewfromgreatisland
    December 7, 2017 at 12:19 pm

    All I want to do is take a seat at that table and dig in to that luscious bowl! What a gorgeous meal, and I already love Marina del Rey shrimp, so I know I’d go crazy for the scallops!

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      December 7, 2017 at 12:31 pm

      Thanks so much, Sue. I love seafood over the holidays – comfort food without the calories. You are always so kind with your comments 🙂
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    Jenn @ Peas and Crayons
    December 7, 2017 at 12:48 pm

    So crazy in love with this delish dish you’ve created and I can’t wait to try it!!! Loving the giveaway too – WOW!!!
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      December 8, 2017 at 8:18 am

      It’s so darn delicious, Jenn. Can never have too much prime quality seafood!
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    Chris Scheuer
    December 7, 2017 at 12:58 pm

    Robyn, this looks crazy delicious and so perfect for a nice dinner party. The scallops and shrimp sound wonderful and I love that you’ve combined all this beautiful seafood in one gorgeous dish.

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    December 7, 2017 at 1:02 pm

    OMG Robyn this is exactly what I’ve been looking for! Such a flavorful comforting bowl, and all in one pot? That’s like a dream! Can’t wait to make this asap!!

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      December 8, 2017 at 8:25 am

      I love to serve seafood for a party, Chris. It seems to impress the heck out of people because there are so many folks that are afraid to cook seafood, lol. I wish I could convince them how easy it is!
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    Miryam Quinn Doblas
    December 7, 2017 at 1:38 pm

    I am so making this soon. I love all of the seafood in it. Such a great soup to serve over the holidays!

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    December 7, 2017 at 3:21 pm

    I can’t wait to make this! I’m loving this recipe with all of the delicious seafood.
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      December 8, 2017 at 8:28 am

      Oh man, Teri, I know you love seafood as much as I do and these scallops and shrimp are divine 🙂
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    Tricia @ Saving Room for Desserrt
    December 7, 2017 at 4:55 pm

    Pass the crusty bread and a big bowl of this gorgeous seafood! You knocked it out of the park Robyn – I really want to try this recipe soon!
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    Michelle @ Vitamin Sunshine
    December 7, 2017 at 6:11 pm

    Robyn, this dish is so crazy beautiful! Cioppino is one of my favorites too.

    Don’t laugh — but I love listening to Taylor Swift while I am cooking and working. No, I am not 16.
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      December 8, 2017 at 8:30 am

      I AM laughing, Michelle, hahaha! I do find myself dancing to her sometimes and then stop myself, lol.
      I so love your holiday nuts recipe – beautiful!
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    Michelle @ Vitamin Sunshine
    December 7, 2017 at 6:36 pm

    This would be such a great Christmas dinner – I am feeling the urge to add chunks of salmon to it! Marina del Rey needs to start selling wild salmon!
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    Tania Sheff
    December 7, 2017 at 9:03 pm

    Nothing better than this bowl of comforting and delicious seafood goodness! I am just in love!
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      December 8, 2017 at 8:32 am

      Thanks, Tania. I love seafood over the holidays…and every other day too, lol
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    December 7, 2017 at 9:13 pm

    What an amazing recipe! I love that you have the trifecta of seafood in this awesome dish
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      December 8, 2017 at 8:33 am

      Thanks, Regina. I had to restrain myself. I wanted some halibut and crab in there as well. The possibilities are endless!
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    Jessie Gunaseelan
    December 7, 2017 at 9:29 pm

    Must be tasty, I assume 🙂 Would love to make it!

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    December 9, 2017 at 2:49 pm

    I love this! You hit all the marks on this one!

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    John/Kitchen Riffs
    December 13, 2017 at 10:53 am

    Cioppino is a great dish, isn’t it? And it always looks complicated to make, but — as you show — it really isn’t at all. This looks terrific — I want some! 🙂

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    Healthy World Cuisine
    March 6, 2018 at 11:10 am

    Of course, we had to come on over and check out the SHRIMP recipe!!! LOL That broth is just dynamite. Can’t wait to give this recipe a go. Take care

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