Let's Make Cioppino

I am often asked what I serve when I entertain. I love making Cioppino - it is so simple and delicious!

Cioppino RECIPE

Paired with lots of crusty french bread and one of my staples, Caesar Salad.

Caesar Salad

Small tin of anchovies
3 large garlic cloves
3 generous tablespoons mayonnaise
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
Freshly squeezed lemon juice (2 lemons)
Worcestershire Sauce to taste
Salt and pepper to taste
1 1/2 cups good mild olive oil
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese, plus additional cheese to mix in to the salad
Romaine hearts

For the dressing, place the garlic and anchovies (dump entire tin with the oil) in the food processor and blend until smooth. Then add mayo, mustard, lemon juice, Worcestershire, salt, and pepper and process until smooth. With the food processor running, slowly pour the olive oil through the feed tube and process until thick. Add 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese and pulse 3 times.

Toss the lettuce with enough dressing to moisten well. Add a generous amount of grated Parmesan and croutons. Toss and enjoy.

Images: Cooking Light, Laura's Best Recipes, Food Network


  1. Loooooove cioppino! This looks like a heavenly meal.

  2. Kate you have me so hungry! Funny I have eaten this often but never made it and now you have inspired me to try it. Thanks for including the recipes, the salad looks great too...yum!