Smoked Cioppino

Cook Time

35 mins

Cooking Method






Prep Time

10 mins


2 - 4


1 bay leaf

⅛ tbsp Black Pepper

2 celery stalks, chopped

3 Garlic Clove, Minced

Grilled Toast Points

½ tbsp Louisiana Grills Smokey Spicy Sweet Hot

8 oz Mahi Mahi, ½ Inch Cubes

12 oz Mussels, Scrubbed

2 tbsp Olive Oil

Parsley, Chopped

1 cup Petite Diced Tomatoes

¼ tbsp Red Chili Flakes

½ Red Onion, Chopped

¼ tbsp Salt

4 U10 Halved Scallops

8 oz Shrimp, Peeled & Deveined

¼ tbsp Smoked Paprika

1 cup Vegetable Stock

1 cup White Wine

Cooking Instructions

Based on the classic Italian-American fisherman’s stew, this Smoked Cioppino is an easy and elegant dish to make on the grill. Traditionally served with the catch of the day, this seafood stew recipe features mussels, shrimp, flaky Mahi Mahi, and tender scallops smoked and simmered in a rich tomato and white wine broth. Serve with a side of warm, crusty bread for soaking up the delicious broth.

Note: It is recommended to use Pennsylvania Cherry Hardwood Pellets with this recipe.

This recipe uses Louisiana Grills Smokey Spicy Sweet Hot Rub.

  1. Place covered cast iron pot on the grill grate. Fire up your Louisiana Grills pellet grill and preheat to 400°F, with lid closed and vent open 4 inches. If using a gas or charcoal grill, set it up for medium-high heat.
  2. Once grill is preheated, open grill cover and remove lid from cast iron pot. Heat olive oil and add onion, celery, and garlic. Sauté for 2 minutes or until garlic is fragrant and onion and celery begin to soften. Add tomatoes, stock, wine, and seasonings. Stir well, cover lid, and lower grill temperature to 325° F. Let simmer, covered, for 25 minutes.
  3. Remove lid. Add mussels, discard dead or cracked shells, and stir. Cover pot for 5 minutes, then add shrimp, scallops, and Mahi Mahi. Stir gently, then replace the lid and allow to simmer another 4 to 5 minutes. Garnish with parsley and grilled baguette. Serve immediately.

Special Tools

  • Cast Iron Pot
  • Wooden Spoon


Serve with Stuffed Tortellini for a hearty meal