1 (14-ounce) can fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
24 littleneck clams
24 mussels, scrubbed and debearded
12 ounces large shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 (1-pound) red snapper fillet, cut into 12 (2-inch) pieces
6 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
How to Make It
Preheat oven to 400°.
To prepare rouille, combine roasted red bell peppers and mayonnaise in a blender or food processor; process until smooth. Set aside.
To prepare the croutons, arrange baguette slices in a single layer on a baking sheet; bake slices at 400° for 8 minutes or until toasted. Rub one side of each crouton with cut side of garlic clove halves; discard garlic clove halves. Set croutons aside.
To prepare bouillabaisse, heat oil in a large Dutch oven over medium heat. Add onion and garlic to pan; cook 8 minutes or until tender. Add tomato; cook 3 minutes. Add saffron; cook 30 seconds. Add potato, fennel, clam juice, and broth; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes or until potato is almost done. Increase heat to medium. Add clams; cover and simmer 5 minutes. Add mussels; cover and simmer 3 minutes. Add shrimp and fish; cover and simmer 5 minutes or until shells open, shrimp is done, and fish flakes easily with a fork or until desired degree of doneness. Discard any unopened shells.
Ladle 2 cups seafood mixture into each of 6 shallow bowls. Spread each crouton with about 1 tablespoon rouille. Place 1 crouton on top of each bowl; sprinkle each serving with 1 tablespoon parsley.
Yum! This is excellent...we cut the recipe in half and it was perfect for two. I omitted the potatoes at the suggestion of a previous reviewer and because I am not familiar with them in bouillabaise. I didn't miss them. Also, we subbed grouper for the red snapper b/c it was available. Will make this one again.
Yum, yum, yum! This is by far our favorite recipe for a bouillabaisse...and we've tried loads of them! The only thing I would change is adding the potatoes (I'd leave 'em out). Although they add a nice contrast on the first meal, they break down considerably by the end of the cooking and don't last as a leftover. I added a can of crab meat to this right at the very end (it's a favorite of the house and added even more flavor!) We will make this time and time again!
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