Sweet Pepper Sauce: Heat olive oil over medium heat in a large skillet. Add peppers, onions and garlic and saute until soft, about
10 minutes. Add basil, oregano, tomatoes and liquid, clam juice and wine. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, 1 hour, stirring
occasionally. Keep warm.
Cioppino: Heat olive oil over medium-high heat in a large Dutch oven
or kettle. Add yellow pepper, onion and garlic and saute until soft, about 5 minutes. Add tomato and lemon juice and cook 2 minutes.
Add mussels, clams, fish and shrimp. Cover and cook over medium heat 5 minutes. Add crab and Sweet Pepper Sauce. Cover and simmer 5 minutes. Stir in calamari. Cover and cook 2-3 minutes longer or until calamari
is opaque throughout, shrimp is pink and opaque, fish is cooked through, crab is hot and mussels and clams have opened. Discard any unopened mussels or clams.
Serve cioppino in tureen or large soup bowls, dividing various ingredients among the bowls.
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