January 25, 2011
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Wordless Wednesday

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1)  Heat 1/4 cup of the olive oil in a large (6-qt) saucepan. When it is hot, add onions and shallots (or leeks). Sauté for a minute, then add crushed garlic (more or less to taste), and sweet red pepper. Add tomato, celery, and fennel. Stir the vegetables into the oil with a wooden spoon until well coated. Then add another 1/4 cup of olive oil, thyme, bay leaf, cloves and the orange zest. Cook until the onion is soft and golden but not brown.

2)  Cut fish fillets into 2-inch pieces. Add the pieces of fish and 2 cups of water to the vegetable mixture. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for about 10 minutes. Add oysters, clams or mussels (though these may be omitted if desired) and shrimp, crab meat or lobster tails, cut into pieces or left whole.

3)  Add saffron, salt, pepper. Add clam juice, lemon juice, and white wine. Bring to a simmer again and cook about 5 minutes longer.

4)  At serving time taste and correct the seasoning of the broth, adding a little more salt or pepper if need be, and maybe a touch of lemon juice. Into each soup bowl place a thick slice of crusty French bread, plain or slightly toasted. Spoon the bouillabaisse over the bread.

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7 responses to “RT|WW – Saffron Boullabaise”

  1. Christine says:

    I love bouillabaisse but haven’t made it at home. I’m going to try your recipe. Thanks for sharing.
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  2. DrillerAA says:

    Looks good enough to eat. Happy RT.
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  3. chubskulit says:

    Perfect choice for RT. Looks delish!

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  4. Comedy Plus says:

    Oh that looks really yummy indeed.

    Have a terrific WW. 🙂

    Wordless Wednesday
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  5. The soup looks and sounds delicious.


  6. Carol says:

    Looks delicious! So flavorful!
    Happy WW!

  7. That looks delicious i want some 🙂

    Happy WW!
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