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No recipe image available.Bouillabaisse is a traditional Provençal fish soup or stew originating from the port city of Marseilles.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 1/2 pounds mussels
2 teaspoons saffron
1 cup dry white wine
5 tablespoons butter
5 garlic cloves, crushed
2 onions, sliced
1 carrot, sliced
2 celery ribs, sliced
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon dried thyme
2 bay leaf
1/2 cup soy sauce
6 cups water
1 pound sole fillets, diced
1 pound red snapper, diced

Cooking Directions:

  1. Steam mussels for 3 to 4 minutes; set aside.
  2. Dissolve saffron in warm white wine; set aside.
  3. In a soup pot melt butter; add crushed garlic cloves, sliced onions, sliced carrot, sliced celery ribs, nutmeg, basil, thyme, bay leaf, and soy sauce. Cover and simmer for 5 to 10 minutes.
  4. Add water and white wine mixture; bring to a boil.
  5. Add diced sole fillets and diced red snapper. Reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes or until the fish is done; add mussels before serving.

Makes 6 servings.