This quick Mediterranean-inspired seafood soup has an herbed tomato base and is full of seafood! I love serving crusty French bread alongside to soak up the broth.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 hearty servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a Dutch oven over medium-low heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion is soft but not browned, about 5 minutes.

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  • Crumble in the saffron; add the fennel seeds and the red pepper flakes. Cook for 1 minute.

  • Add the Classico sauce, seafood stock and 1/4 teaspoon of the salt. Bring to a boil; reduce the heat to low and simmer until the onion is tender, about 20 minutes.

  • Place the fish in a bowl and sprinkle with the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and the rosemary, thyme, and marjoram. Add the shrimp and the remaining tablespoon oil. Toss gently to coat.

  • Place the fish and shrimp into the tomato base mixture. Cook over medium-low heat until the shrimp is opaque throughout and the fish begins to flake apart, about 5 minutes.

Tips

Note: Saffron is an expensive spice, but it is vital to this recipe. There is not an appropriate substitute.

Nutrition Facts

294 calories; protein 31g 62% DV; carbohydrates 17.5g 6% DV; fat 10.7g 17% DV; cholesterol 118.4mg 40% DV; sodium 1142.4mg 46% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
01/23/2016
I am an Allstar and this was a task from the program to create a recipe. To the person thinking it needed cheese I believe you likely have never had an actual bouillabaisse. Traditional bouillabaisse doesn't have cheese in it. Please don't rate down a recipe based on changes you made. That's a reflection of your cooking not the recipe. Read More
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13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 4
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  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
01/23/2016
I am an Allstar and this was a task from the program to create a recipe. To the person thinking it needed cheese I believe you likely have never had an actual bouillabaisse. Traditional bouillabaisse doesn't have cheese in it. Please don't rate down a recipe based on changes you made. That's a reflection of your cooking not the recipe. Read More
(18)
Rating: 4 stars
01/03/2015
Amazing recipe! I made my own tomato basil sauce and followed the rest of the recipe as is! Loved it and will def make it again Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/10/2014
Great recipe! Thank you. I topped the soup with a little more salt and some ground peppercorn which added a nice spice to it. The amount called for in the recipe is a good start though so that it is not overly salty. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2018
Winner!!!! Wow! Such an amazing soup! We enjoyed every flavor of this soup. I cannot say enough about the delicious welcoming flavor of this soup. I love herbs so I was really intrigued when I saw the variety and how well they would blend with each other. I used cod for the fish and made it exactly as indicated. I must say it was very easy and a quick meal to cook if you prep everything beforehand. This will be a favorite for my family for a long time! Thank you so much for sharing this gem! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/19/2017
I'll make it again as it was good. I used a spicy tomato sauce base and added celery and cooked potatoes. It was a bit of a Roman Remains dish to be honest but tasted really good. The blend of herbs and spice gave it an unique flavour. As the chef says 'don't try to make it without saffron'. The saffron is well worth it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/10/2015
This is fantastic! I made it as is with the exception of the broth. I couldn't find seafood broth at my store so I subbed vegetable broth. Yummy! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/23/2015
Delicious! The final product as written lacked fullness in my taste so I added some sharp cheese and it was perfect! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/30/2016
Five stars for simplicity and flavor. Followed the recipe to a t. I might add some spinach or some kind of green next time just to incorporate a serving of veggies.??P Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/20/2019
I made this exactly as the recipe called for. The flavour is so rich and the saffron makes it so special. My husband loved it and he is an old-fashioned meat and potato guy. He wished we had guests to share it with. Read More