Baby Zuppa di Pesce

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Quick Facts

Servings: 4
Cook Time: 10 min.
Chef Lou Imbesi
Brimming with fresh seafood, this dish yields an herb-infused broth ideal for soaking up with a thick slice of crusty bread.


  • 8 jumbo (U/15) shrimp
  • 8 colossal (U/10) dry scallops
  • 8 oz calamari (squid), cleaned and sliced
  • 20 littleneck clams (mussels may be substituted or added for variation)
  • 2 4 oz lobster tails, cut in half
  • 2 oz olive oil
  • 4 oz dry white wine
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 8 oz imported canned plum tomatoes (crushed by hand)
  • 12 torn fresh basil leaves
  • 16 oz shrimp stock (clam juice or seafood stock can be substituted)
  • 1/4 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/8 tsp crushed fennel seeds
  • 1/4 tsp crushed chili flakes
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 8 slices grilled crusty French or Italian bread rubbed with garlic


  • In a medium sized heavy bottom sauce pan heat olive oil, garlic, fennel, chili flakes slowly until garlic in lightly toasted. Add tomatoes and simmer 1 minute increasing the heat to high. Stir in basil, oregano, wine and clams and simmer 2 minutes covered. Season remaining seafood with salt and pepper. Add shrimp stock to pan and return to simmer. Add remaining seafood and simmer an additional 2 ½ to 3 minutes or until cooked through (be careful not to overcook!).
  • To serve: Divide seafood and broth into 4 medium sized pasta bowls and serve with 2 slices grilled bread.
Recipe courtesy of the National Fisheries Institute

Nutrition Facts

Calories 685
  Calories from Fat 187 (27%)
(32%)Total Fat 21g
(17%)Saturated Fat 3g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 12g
(67%)Cholesterol 200mg
(51%)Sodium 1218mg
(28%)Potassium 984mg
Total Carbohydrate 76g
(21%)Dietary Fiber 5g
Sugars 0g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(83%)Protein 42g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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