Crab cioppino ala guardino

Yield: 6 Servings

Measure Ingredient
3 tablespoons Fresh parsley; - chopped
1 large Onion; - diced
½ teaspoon Sugar
50 millilitres Garlic; - sliced
½ teaspoon Sweet basil
¼ cup Olive oil
2 larges Crabs; - cracked
16 ounces Tomato paste
1 pounds Shrimp; - raw
80 ounces Water
1 pounds Fresh clams
½ teaspoon Salt
½ pounds Halibut; - raw
½ teaspoon Pepper

Saute the garlic and onion with the olive oil in a large pot until soft. Add tomato paste, water, salt, pepper, parsley, sugar, and basil. Stir well and simmer 40 minutes. Add all seafood and cook for 15 minutes. Cover pot and shake several times. Serve with French bread and butter.

NOTE:Use fresh crab if available; boil it in the sauce for 15 minutes before adding the rest of the seafood.

NOTE:This Cioppino has been served by the Guardino family on San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf for over a century. Chuck in Pok Sunday 02:59 pm 12/19 C.OZBURN on GEnie Posted on PRODIGY December 1993, formatted by Elaine Radis, BGMB90B on P*; E.RADIS on GEnie

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