Bouillabaisse Recipe Is A Fish Stew – It Originated From The Port City of Marseille In France
Bouillabaisse is more a less a fish stew. It originated from the port city of Marseille, in France. There are many different ways to prepare it and you can pretty much use any type of fish you like when preparing it. I have made it with different types of fish, and mussels. However; I prefer to cook it with shrimp, scallops, and mussels. This is a great, classical French Dish. Enjoy!
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1/2 cup chopped carrots
1/2 cup chopped onion
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 medium leeks, thinly sliced
1 (15-ounce) can chopped tomatoes, drained
4 cups water
1 tablespoon crushed dried parsley
1 bay leaf
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon saffron
1/4 teaspoon crushed dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 pounds seafood shrimp, mussels, and scallops uncooked, cut into 1-inch pieces
- Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add carrots, onion, garlic, and leeks until they are translucent. You will cook them for about 5-7 minutuesover a medium to med. high heat. You will be stirring frequently, so you will not burn them. Add small amounts of water if necessary to keep vegetables from sticking.
- Stir in tomatoes, water, parsley, bay leaf, salt, saffron, thyme and pepper. Bring to a gentle boil and then you will reduce the heat to medium-low, and you will cover the pot with a lid, and simmer or low bubble for about 30 minutes. Add all of your seafood and continue to cook for about 5-10 minutes and check the seafood to make sure it is getting to desired texture, or done-ness, or until seafood is thoroughly cooked. Be very careful not to overcook your seafood, it does not take very long until it is done, or cooked through.
- Get out your serving dishes or bowls, and Bouillabaisse is served.
- Remove and discard bay leaf before serving.