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California Bouillabaisse Recipe

Serves 8

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 2 small leeks, thinly sliced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 cup peeled and chopped tomatoes
  • 2 cup fish stock, half water and half bottled clam juice
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh fennel
  • 1/2 tsp crushed fennel seeds
  • 1/8 tsp crushed saffron threads
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsp minced parsley
  • 2 lobster tails, split through shells
  • 1 lb red snapper, cut in chunks
  • 1 lb halibut or sea bass chunks
  • 12 medium shrimp
  • 6 dungeness crab legs
  • 6 clams
  • 6 oysters
  • 6 mussels
  • Crusty bread (optional)


Instructions:

1. Heat oil in large pot.
2. Add garlic, onion, leeks and bay leaf and cook until onion is tender but not browned.
3. Add tomatoes, stock, wine, fennel, saffron, salt, pepper and parsley.
4. Bring to boil.
5. Reduce heat and simmer about 5 minutes.
6. Add lobster, snapper and halibut and cook 10 minutes.
7. Rinse shrimp and crab and scrub clams, oysters and mussels.
8. Add shellfish to pot and cook 5 minutes or until shells open.
9. Ladle into large soup plates and serve with crusty bread, if desired.



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Main Ingredient:Seafood
Course:First Course
Cuisine:American
Dish:Soup
Difficulty:Easy

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