A steamy bowl of fisherman's stew takes the chill off a rolling fog or a cold winter's night. A cinch to make, cioppino calls for seafood that cooks largely unattended and in a single pot.
Heat oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic, and cook for 4 minutes. Add thyme, salt, pepper, and red-pepper flakes, and cook for 1 minute. Add wine, and simmer for 1 minute. Stir in tomatoes, juices, and water. Cover, and simmer for 25 minutes. Add seafood, cover, and cook until shells open, 6 to 8 minutes. (Discard unopened shells and thyme sprigs.) Garnish with parsley, and serve immediately.