Bouillabaisse With Rouille (French Fish Stew) Recipe

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  1. Bouillabaisse: Pull out a large soup pot, heat the olive oil in it over medium heat. Add in the leeks and onions and saute for about 10 minutes, until they are soft. Once soft, add in the garlic, bay leaves, carrots and quite a few rounds of freshly ground black pepper. Leave that to saute for about another 5-10 minutes.
  2. Stir the potatoes into the pot along with the fennel seed, orange peel, thyme and marjoram. Saute for about 10 minutes, stirring frequently.
  3. Add in the stock or clam juice and water. Add in the tomatoes and squeeze in the juice from the lemon (watch no lemon pits fall in). Simmer for about 15 minutes, at which time the carrots should be tender and the potatoes cooked, but still firm.
  4. This is a good point to make the Rouille (and toasted bread if you are using), while the broth simmers, so skip ahead to that step if you haven't already.
  5. Add in the fish (not the shellfish yet), as well as the saffron and parsley and simmer for about 5 minutes. Then add the shellfish and cook until shells open up (ie with mussels and clams), and the prawns are pink and firm. Adjust the seasoning with sea salt and get ready to serve ASAP.
  6. Rouille: Mix together the bread crumbs, parmesan and cayenne. Add the water and blend into a paste. Stir in the basil, parsley and olive oil. Rouille should be hot and flavourful so add more hot spice if you like.
  7. As soon as the seafood is done, remove the bay leaves and orange peel, then ladle into warm bowls and serve with a spoonful of rouille on top and bread on the side. Alternatively, top each bowl with slices of toasted french bread topped with rouille.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 784.99 Kcal (3287 kJ)
Calories from fat 326.92 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 36.32g 56%
Cholesterol 123.54mg 41%
Sodium 2034.1mg 85%
Potassium 1221.72mg 26%
Total Carbs 70.96g 24%
Sugars 8.82g 35%
Dietary Fiber 6.8g 27%
Protein 42.63g 85%
Vitamin C 35.4mg 59%
Vitamin A 1.1mg 36%
Iron 6.7mg 37%
Calcium 355.7mg 36%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 117.74 Kcal (493 kJ)
Calories from fat 49.04 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5.45g 56%
Cholesterol 18.53mg 41%
Sodium 305.1mg 85%
Potassium 183.25mg 26%
Total Carbs 10.64g 24%
Sugars 1.32g 35%
Dietary Fiber 1.02g 27%
Protein 6.39g 85%
Vitamin C 5.3mg 59%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 36%
Iron 1mg 37%
Calcium 53.3mg 36%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 17.9
  • 20

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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