Hearty Seafood Cioppino Pasta
We finally decided to make some real pasta besides our usual tomato sauce in a jar + noodles combination (which is fine with me and the kids) by making a super hearty cioppino pasta. Having only limited experience and knowledge with Italian cooking, we were surprised to find out that this cioppino dish originated from San Francisco (our previous living quarters), where the fishermen would enjoy this stew made from the leftover catch they had caught. Lucky for us, we didn't have to fish for anything except in our freezer, where we had ready-to-use mussels, shrimp, cod, and squid at our disposal, which made the sauce that much more better over time. I'm sure fresh seafood would elevate this dish even more, so if you can obtain them I would recommend it. All in all, the entire family enjoyed this seafood pasta, especially the kids who had a good time trying to pick out the mussels from its shell. I personally enjoyed the large chunks of fish with tomato sauce and pasta, a combination that seemed foreign to me up until tonight.