Easy Make-Ahead Bouillabaisse
Homemade soups and stews are perfect staples to prepare in advance. In fact, soups often taste better when flavors have had a chance to develop, so do yourself a favor and make our simple broth a day ahead.
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- 1 cup jarred baby clams, drained
- 1 lb firm white fish (Pacific halibut or cod), cut into large chunks
- 1 lb mussels in shells, cleaned
- 1/4 cup chopped Italian parsley
- Sea salt and ground black pepper, to taste
- 4 1-oz slices crusty whole-grain baguette, toasted, optional
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 onion, thinly sliced
- 1 small fennel bulb, thinly sliced
- 3 cups jarred or boxed unsalted diced tomatoes (TRY: Pomì Chopped Tomatoes)
- 1 cup clam juice or low-sodium fish stock
- Pinch saffron, optional
- Prepare Bouillabaisse Broth: In a large saucepan, heat oil on medium-high. Add garlic, onion and fennel and sauté until onion is translucent and fennel is softened. Pour tomatoes with juice, clam juice and 3 cups water into pan. Add saffron, if desired. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes, until broth is reduced by one-third. Let broth cool, then cover and refrigerate for up to 24 hours.
- Return broth to saucepan and warm on medium-high until simmering, about 5 minutes. Reduce heat to medium and add clams, fish and mussels. Simmer until clams are cooked through, fish is cooked and flakes easily with a fork, and mussels are open, about 3 minutes. Stir in parsley and season with salt and pepper. Serve bouillabaisse with crusty baguette slices, if desired.
- Serving Size 1 c bouillabaisse and 1 slice bread
- Calories 377
- Carbohydrate Content 20 g
- Cholesterol Content 116 mg
- Fat Content 9 g
- Fiber Content 4 g
- Protein Content 50 g
- Saturated Fat Content 2 g
- Sodium Content 650 mg
- Sugar Content 7 g
- Monounsaturated Fat Content 0 g
- Polyunsaturated Fat Content 2 g