Bouillabaisse

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This simply prepared fish stew is a classic French recipe from Marseilles. Serve with a slice of hot toast topped with a spoonful of rouille.

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Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup olive oil

  • 2 onions, thinly sliced

  • 2 leeks, sliced

  • 3 tomatoes - peeled, seeded and chopped

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 sprig fennel leaf

  • 1 sprig fresh thyme

  • 1 bay leaf

  • 1 teaspoon orange zest

  • ¾ pound mussels, cleaned and debearded

  • 9 cups boiling water

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 5 pounds sea bass

  • 1 pinch saffron threads

  • ¾ pound fresh shrimp, peeled and deveined

Directions

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan, and add the onions, leeks, chopped tomatoes, and garlic. Cook and stir over a low heat for a few minutes until all vegetables are soft.

  2. Stir in the fennel, thyme, bay leaf, and orange zest. Add shellfish and boiling water; stir to combine. Season to taste with salt and black pepper. Turn up the heat to high, and boil for about 3 minutes to allow the oil and water to combine.

  3. Add fish, and reduce the heat to medium. Continue cooking for 12 to 15 minutes, or until fish is cooked. The fish should be opaque and tender, but still firm. Fish should not be falling apart.

  4. Taste the bouillabaisse and adjust the seasoning. Stir in saffron, and then pour soup into a warmed tureen or soup dishes. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

365 Calories
18g Fat
6g Carbs
43g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 365
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 125mg 42%
Sodium 203mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 43g
Vitamin C 10mg 49%
Calcium 64mg 5%
Iron 3mg 19%
Potassium 708mg 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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