Prep: 20 minutes; Cook: 35 minutes; Stand: 8 minutes.

Laraine Perri


Credit: Yunhee Kim

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Makes 6 servings (serving size: 2 cups soup and 2 slices toast)


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  • Heat 3 tablespoons oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add onion and fennel; sauté 5 minutes or until tender. Add minced garlic, thyme, and red pepper; sauté 1 minute. Stir in tomato paste; cook 1 minute. Add wine, cook on high 5 minutes or until reduced by half. Add tomatoes with juices, clam juice, water, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Boil; reduce heat to low, and simmer, partially covered, 10 minutes.

  • Preheat oven to 300°. Raise heat on stove to medium; add clams. Cover; cook 5–8 minutes or until shells are just opened. Remove clams (discard unopened shells). Set aside; keep warm. Lower heat to simmer. Season halibut with remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper; add to pot with basil. Cover; cook 2 minutes. Turn off heat, and stir in shrimp and scallops; cover. Let sit 6–8 minutes or until shrimp and scallops are just cooked. Return clams to pot; cover.

  • Arrange bread on a baking sheet. Drizzle with remaining 1–2 tablespoons oil; bake 12–15 minutes or until golden. Rub smashed garlic onto each slice.

  • Ladle soup into 6 bowls; sprinkle with parsley.

Nutrition Facts

393 calories; fat 15g; saturated fat 2g; mono fat 9g; poly fat 3g; protein 39g; carbohydrates 19g; fiber 4g; cholesterol 82mg; iron 12mg; sodium 593mg; calcium 170mg.