My February Throwdown Dish Recipe

Discussion in 'SMF Throwdowns' started by meateater, Mar 8, 2010.

  1. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Cold Smoked Cioppino aka Zuppa Di Pesca.

    Cold Smoked Cioppino with Anchovy and Tomato/Clam based broth including Shrimp, Calamari, Bay
    Scallops, Langostino Tails, Oysters, Clams and Cod.

    I started with 64 oz of picante clamato tomato juice, 12 oz of tomato paste and a small tin of anchovies in
    olive oil. i put the anchovies with oil and a bit of the clamato in my small food chopper and made a puree. Got
    that going in my dutch with the rest of the base ingredients on the burner. I added 1 1/2 cups red wine. 4 tbs
    of red wine vinegar, 1/8 cup evoo, 10.5 oz jar of pequillo peppers chopped up, and some salt and pepper just
    a little to start. I then added some onion and red, yellow and green bell peppers, just a little. Fresh chopped
    garlic, rosemary, thyme, dill, and taragon also made the pot. I cold-smoked the fish and seafood for two
    hours with a mixture of apple, cherry and maple chips. They dont look like they took on much smoke but I
    taste tested along the way and they did take on quite a bit of smoke without being overpowered. Last step
    was to bring the ingredients together and cook until the clams opened up. I pulled it from the heat and served
    with some asiago cheese bread with butter and some dried herbs. I will be making this dish again.
     
  2. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Yea that looks great to me. I would love to try a bowl of that.
     
  3. treegje

    treegje Master of the Pit

    That is a thing of beauty,certainly earned points [​IMG]
     
  4. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Excellent dish that is full of flavor and texture. Well deserving of the big win. Congrats my friend.
     
  5. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks Great, Congratulations...[​IMG]
     
  6. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I think that would quickly become one of my favorites![​IMG]
     
  7. acemakr

    acemakr Smoking Fanatic

    Just pushed your recipe to the top of my list.
     
  8. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Now your dish is really looking very good there Todd. I do like a good bowl of ciopinno and yours sure did have a =bunch of seafood too. Thanks for the recipe and congrats on the win.[​IMG]
     
  9. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Mike,
    That looks GREAT, but it tastes like an iMac screen.

    Well worth some------>[​IMG]

    Bearcarver
     
  10. chefrob

    chefrob Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    az
    great dish!
     
  11. caveman

    caveman Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Outstanding Seafood recipe for smoking. [​IMG]
     
  12. miamirick

    miamirick Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    looks tasty
    congrats on the win!!!
     
  13. bbally

    bbally Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Very Nice Dish. Is the cod from Sam's club? Looks like those frozen fillets they sell in the bags. I find them to be a great product and purchase all the different kinds they offer.
     
  14. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Yes those are frozen vacuum packed, I got them at Smith/Krogers. Actually all the fish and seafood was frozen except the anchovies and oysters. I think it worked out better to keep it out of the danger zone while smoking.
     

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