So many versions of fish stew. Where to start? Here's a good place to start particularly in the winter. This spicy tomato based stew goes well with many kinds of seafood so you can tailor the ingredients to fit your budget. Squid is high in protein and not expensive. Mussels cost less than clams. Rock cod costs less that shrimp or scallops or fresh crab.
I suggest you at least double this recipe then freeze whatever you don't need for the first meal. This makes for a very simple middle of the week dinner - thaw the cioppino while you are at work, heat it up with fish of your choice, serve it with a little whole grain bread to mop it up and a big salad.
Includes 8 oz each of mussels, shrimp and cod: