Happy New Year to everyone! As always, I have neglected my blog for far longer than necessary. I suppose I should make a New Year Resolution to be less lazy, but let's face it, I'd screw that up in a week. Though, to make up for my lapse, I am offering you my recipe for Cioppino. I don't have fancy step by step photos, but frankly, if you can't follow the simple instructions for this super easy stew, then you should probably exit your kitchen and pick up the phone to order a pizza.
Despite it's very Italian name, Cioppino actually originated in San Francisco, albeit by Portuguese and Italian immigrant fishermen. It's a derivative from various seafood soups such as brodetto from Italy or bouillabaisse from France. Essentially, Cioppino is a catch of the day combination. While it is very easy to make and not at all time consuming, it can be rather expensive which is why I saved this recipe for the New Year's Eve gathering at The Catty Critic's abode.