I was in the mood for seafood but the hunky BF wanted pasta.
What’s an over-achieving boot-licker to do?
Well combine both ideas and make everyone happy of course! This is another one of those made up recipes. I can’t take all the credit though, because the BF suggested combining them (and he chose the shell-shaped pasta whose sychronicity with the shellfish made me smile). I emailed my brother for more help and he suggested chorizo. He also chose the wine for this pairing.
Though, I share the credit and I am not one to “tweet” my own horn (well maybe I am), I still have to say this is one of the best recipes I ever made up.
The word cioppino and the dish itself have become San Francisco classics. Still, its roots (even its name) may be Italian in origin. Which may lay some credence to the tale I have heard told that it was first brought to the American palate in the North Beach section of that great city by the bay.