Sarah's Delicious Bouillabaisse


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.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
4 hearty servings


  • 2 tablespoons grapeseed oil or olive oil, divided

  • ½ sweet onion, diced

  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed

  • ¼ teaspoon saffron threads

  • ¼ teaspoon fennel seed

  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes

  • 1 (24 ounce) jar Classico® Tomato and Basil Sauce

  • 3 cups seafood stock

  • ½ teaspoon salt, divided

  • 12 ounces cod (or other lean white-fleshed fish fillets), cut into bite-size pieces

  • ¼ teaspoon crushed rosemary

  • ¼ teaspoon dried thyme leaves

  • ¼ teaspoon dried marjoram

  • ½ pound shrimp, peeled and deveined


  1. 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.

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.


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

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

294 Calories
11g Fat
18g Carbs
31g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 294
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Cholesterol 118mg 39%
Sodium 1142mg 50%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 6%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 31g
Vitamin C 5mg 26%
Calcium 41mg 3%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 659mg 14%

* 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.