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  Lobsters 3 Pound, cut into pieces (2 whole, 1 1/2 pound each)
  Firm fish fillets 6 Pound (cod, haddock, etc.)
  Tomatoes 1 Pound, peeled and diced
  Onions 2 , chopped
  Garlic 4 Clove (20 gm), minced
  Salt 1 Tablespoon
  Bouquet garni 1
  Saffron 1 Teaspoon
  Olive oil 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Dry white wine 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Water/Fish stock 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Oysters in shells 1 Dozen (raw)
  Clams in shells 1 Dozen

Start bouillabaisse about 1/2 hour before serving; cooking time will depend on size and thickness of fish pieces.
Use large kettle.
In it place lobster, fish fillets (cut in pieces), tomatoes, onions, garlic and seasonings.
Pour in olive oil, wine and sufficient water to cover.
Bring rapidly to boil, uncovered, and boil over high heat about 10 minutes.
Reduce heat; add well-scrubbed oysters and clams, and cover.
Simmer another 10 minutes.
Serve in large soup plates with generous portions of solids surrounded by bouillon, or lift fish onto separate dish; garnish with lemon.
Correct seasoning of soup.
Ladle over slices of toasted French bread spread with garlic butter.
Note: In Marseilles, its city of origin, this famous dish, which is both soup and fish course (and was originally created to use up miscellaneous leftovers from the daily catch), is a standby in modest homes and expensive restaurants alike.
And even in Canada bouillabaisse is often a subject of argument concerning choice of ingredients and seasonings.
Although the Mediterranean fish are not available to the cook, she will discover that bouillabaisse is one of the most flexible French dishes for adaptation, as long as a few general principles are observed.

Recipe Summary

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Side Dish

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 551 Calories from Fat 173

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 20 g30.1%

Saturated Fat 2.1 g10.3%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 343.1 mg114.4%

Sodium 1297.3 mg54.1%

Total Carbohydrates 9 g3.2%

Dietary Fiber 1.1 g4.3%

Sugars 2.5 g

Protein 82 g164.8%

Vitamin A 13.7% Vitamin C 26.7%

Calcium 24.1% Iron 37.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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Robert Steed's picture
Bouillabaisse Recipe