This recipe for Cioppino Seafood Stew makes a hearty meal for seafood lovers. This version of the traditional stew can be part of a low-carb, keto, diabetic, gluten-free, grain-free, Atkins, or Banting diet.
Rinse the shrimp well. Peel, placing shells in a large saucepan that has a tightly fitting lid. Devein shrimp, cover, and refrigerate for later.
Add the garlic, onion, celery, peppercorns and bay leaf to the saucepan. Cover with 4 cups of water. Bring stock to a simmer over medium high heat, When it reaches a simmer, turn heat to low. Cover and simmer for 45 minutes to 1 hour. Strain.
Heat a large soup pot or dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add butter. When butter has melted and stopped foaming, add the onion, celery, and red pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until edges of onion begin to brown. Turn heat to medium-low, then continue cooking until vegetables are tender.
Stir the garlic into the vegetables. Cook until garlic is fragrant--about 30 seconds. Stir in the red wine vinegar. Cook until vinegar has almost completely evaporated. Add the wine and turn heat to medium-high.
Simmer for a few minutes to allow the wine to reduce by about half. Stir in the tomato sauce, basil, oregano, fennel seeds (if using), red chili pepper flakes, sea salt, and black pepper.
Slowly stir in the reserved stock. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Add the white fish. Cook white fish for 2-3 minutes, then add the shrimp. When the shrimp and the white fish are almost tender, add the clams or mussels. Cover and steam for a few minutes, or until shells have opened.
Taste and adjust seasoning. If any clams or mussels remain closed, discard them.
Note: Calculations do not include the vegetables that were filtered out of the broth as they are not in the final product.
Serving size: 1/6th of recipe
Fat (g): 3
Carbs (g): 8
Fiber (g): 2
Protein (g): 32
Net Carbs (g): 6