Recipe courtesy of Paul Laubignat

Bouillabaisse

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  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 1 hr 30 min
  • Prep: 45 min
  • Cook: 45 min
  • Yield: 8 servings
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Ingredients

Rouille:

Directions

  1. In a 6-quart stock pot heat the olive oil and the carrots, fennel, leek, celery, thyme, rosemary, bay leaf, garlic, and orange peel. Cook while stirring for 5 minutes. Add the wine, tomato paste, fish stock, and saffron. Bring to a simmer and cook for 8 minutes.
  2. Begin adding the seafood: first the clams (cook for 1 minute) and then the white fish (cook for another minute). Then the shrimp, mussels, calamari, scallops, and lobster tails. Add the liqueur and chopped tomatoes. Simmer for 8 minutes.
  3. Place in large soup tureen or serve in individual dishes with garlic toast and Rouille.

Rouille:

  1. Put all ingredients (except olive oil) in a blender and whip at low speed until smooth. Slowly add the olive oil in a steady stream, forming a mayonnaise-like emulsion. Serve in a small bowl.