Easy Bouillabaisse Recipe

Easy Bouillabaisse Recipe

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How To Make Easy Bouillabaisse

Savor a classic French fish stew with this bouillabaisse recipe. It’s cooked with sea bass, shrimp, and mussels made flavorful with a blend of herbs.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 25 minutes
Total: 40 minutes



  • ¾cupolive oil
  • 2onions,thinly sliced
  • 2leeks,sliced
  • 3tomatoes,peeled, seeded and chopped
  • 4cloves garlic,minced
  • 1sprigfennel leaf
  • 1sprigfresh thyme
  • 1bay leaf
  • 1tsporange zest
  • ¾lbmussels,cleaned and debearded
  • 9cupsboiling water
  • salt and pepper,to taste
  • 5lbssea bass
  • 1pinchsaffron threads
  • ¾lbfresh shrimp,peeled and deveined


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan, and add the onions, leeks, chopped tomatoes, and garlic. Cook and stir over low heat for a few minutes until all vegetables are soft.

  2. Stir in the fennel, thyme, bay leaf, and orange zest. Add shellfish and boiling water; stir to combine.

  3. Season to taste with salt and black pepper. Turn up the heat to high, and boil for about 3 minutes to allow the oil and water to combine.

  4. Add fish, and reduce the heat to medium. Continue cooking for 12 to 15 minutes, or until fish is cooked. The fish should be opaque and tender, but still firm. Fish should not be falling apart.

  5. Taste the bouillabaisse and adjust the seasoning. Stir in saffron, and then pour soup into a warmed tureen or soup dishes. Serve immediately.


  • Calories: 376.12kcal
  • Fat: 18.39g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.07g
  • Trans Fat: 0.01g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 10.87g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.16g
  • Carbohydrates: 8.02g
  • Fiber: 1.48g
  • Sugar: 2.31g
  • Protein: 43.03g
  • Cholesterol: 121.15mg
  • Sodium: 1178.67mg
  • Calcium: 74.63mg
  • Potassium: 765.31mg
  • Iron: 2.48mg
  • Vitamin A: 142.52µg
  • Vitamin C: 10.83mg
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