Easy Japanese Recipes

Bouillabaisse (French Seafood Stew)

Bouillabaisse Recipe | JustOneCookbook.com I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend.  The weather in San Francisco Bay Area for the past week had been cloudy, rainy, and cold.  It’s fairly unusual that we get any rain at all in June and I can’t wait nice warm summer to arrive.  I just want to thank everyone for your kind messages past week for our cold, and I can finally say my kids and I are better!  It took us forever to recover from this bug.

I’m sorry if I disappoint you today if you stopped by to find Japanese recipe.  As I mentioned before, from time to time I share non-Japanese recipes though the majority of food I prepare are Japanese.  If my family liked what I cooked, then the recipe will be added to Just One Cookbook (our family recipe collection) for my future reference.  I promise I will post a traditional Japanese food on Wednesday!  The recipe I am sharing today is bouillabaisse.  It’s not difficult to make but the key to the great flavor is to get good seafood.  I love the taste of warm tomato based broth infused with saffron, mixed in really good seafood and a glass of white wine and some bread (my mouth is already watering).

Before getting to the recipe, I want to thank Katherine from Katherine Martinelli and Manu from Manu’s Menu for the blog awards they presented to Just One Cookbook last week.  Thank you so much ladies!

Have a fabulous Monday!

Bouillabaisse (French Seafood Stew)

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 60 minutes

Yield: Serves 4-6

Bouillabaisse (French Seafood Stew)

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup dry sherry
  • ½ tsp. saffron
  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1 shallots, minced
  • 1 cup fennel bulb, thinly sliced
  • 1 celery stalk, minced
  • 1 carrot, diced
  • 1 lb white fish (we used Alaskan true cod, feel free to substitute with halibut or ocean trout), cut into bite sizes
  • 2.5 lb seafood mix (your choice of shrimp, clams or mussels, lobsters, scallops, crab meat, squid, etc), defrosted in the fridge for a few hours, if frozen
  • 1 jar fresh oyster
  • 28 oz diced tomatoes with juice
  • 2 cups clam juice
  • Chopped parsley for garnish
  • Red pepper flakes for garnish (optional)
  • Seasonings
  • 1 ½ Tbsp. tomato paste
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. basil or 1 fresh basil leaf, minced
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh parsley
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Instructions:

  1. In a small bowl, combine saffron and sherry and set aside.
  2. Cut vegetables and fish into bite size pieces.
  3. Prepare and clean seafood as necessary. Some of the Costco sells a great frozen seafood medley pack and we used it today. It saves quite a bit time not having to clean and cut the seafood.
  4. In a large pot (I use a big Le Creuset pot), heat olive oil on medium heat. Add garlic and all the vegetables and sauté on low heat until lightly golden brown (20 min).
  5. Add Seasonings and mix well.
  6. Add all the liquids: tomatoes with juice, clam juice, the juice from jar of oyster, and the saffron infused sherry. Bring it to just a boil and lower heat and simmer 15 minutes.
  7. Add all the seafood. When the soup starts to boil, skim off the scum and fat from the soup. This is a key point to have a good clear soup with refined taste.
  8. Keep simmering for 15 minutes.
  9. Top with garnishes and serve immediately with bread.
http://justonecookbook.com/recipes/bouillabaisse-french-seafood-stew/

Source: adapted from Food.com

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Enjoy!

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  • Katherine June 6, 2011, 1:14 am

    I love a good bouillabaisse! This and a glass of white wine sounds just amazing right about now (my mouth is also watering). Beautiful recipe!

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  • Maris (In Good Taste) June 6, 2011, 1:41 am

    This is a wonderful recipe for bouillabaise. Great pictorial!

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  • Sonia aka Nasi Lemak Lover June 6, 2011, 2:03 am

    I love the last photo, Nami! If i can sit there and have a plate of this nice bouillabaisse from you, i’m satisfy! Have a lovely week ahead.

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  • sawsan@chef in disguise June 6, 2011, 2:04 am

    This sounds like an amazing recipe..Love the pictures Nami…they are amazing!

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  • Giulietta @ Alterkitchen June 6, 2011, 2:56 am

    I love your dishes and I definitely love your photo… amazing!

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  • elle marie Yamamoto June 6, 2011, 3:16 am

    This is a fab photo, love the contrast in colors, the bokeh… are you using a 50mm? As for the dish, now your talking honey.. this is right up my “French” alley…. you are bringing back memories of what my grandmother would cook. I have not had this dish in forever. As for mussels.. neh, I might have to go sand digging.

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    • Nami June 6, 2011, 5:40 pm

      Hi Elle Marie! I’m using 60mm macro lens. I’m still working on Bokeh (you are photographer – how come people use Japanese word for this?)… I don’t quite understand how my camera works. I’m taking like over 100s and trying to see what makes difference. I wish I can take a quick lesson from you! Haha, I’m not a mussels fan and I gave them away to my hubby.

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  • Three-Cookies June 6, 2011, 3:31 am

    Nice photo recipe. Thats an interesting equipment for skimming off the ****, I haven’t seen this before.

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  • Belinda @zomppa June 6, 2011, 4:05 am

    I could use some rain to break this heat here! This looks sooooooooooooooooo good – overflowing with goodness!

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  • Manu June 6, 2011, 4:34 am

    Ohhhh, can I come over for dinner please???? I can almost get the amazing aromas of seafood cooking on the stove, just by looking at your pictures. I love all of them, but the last one is truly amazing… :-) This soup reminds me of a trip to Normandie and Bretagne that I went on as a child… we had it in a restaurant in St Malo while outside it was cold and raining… I still remember it: it was THAT good! <3

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  • Adora's Box June 6, 2011, 5:39 am

    I’m glad that you and the children are all better. It is suddenly cold again here in London and I’m glad you posted something with soup. I will just imagine eating it. We enjoyed eating the seafood in San Francisco ( we visited ages ago) and this brings back happy memories and warm feelings. Keep well, Nami.

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  • Anncoo June 6, 2011, 6:03 am

    WOW! This is a comforting soup and your presentation is so perfect. Very like to try this for sure. Thanks for sharing :)

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  • Sissi June 6, 2011, 6:36 am

    Your bouillabaisse was worth all the efforts and the long list of ingredients (I have never even tried to make it myself), since it looks marvellous. I must say once more I am impressed by your step-by-step photos.
    It’s funny, we have both posted something French – although completely different – the same day :-)
    Thank you for mentioning the shop where you have bought the beautiful small cups, unfortunately I think it must be an American chain (doesn’t exist here). You are lucky to have it!

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  • Allie June 6, 2011, 6:44 am

    Yay for you and your kids to not be sick anymore!! My weekend was great and it only rained a little. I would totally think that San Fran would be sunny all year, how interesting!

    I don’t mind seeing any type of ethnic cuisine on your blog, whether it be Japanese, French, etc. because you make everything look delicious!

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  • Tastes of Home (Jen) June 6, 2011, 7:48 am

    this looks delicious Nami! I’m glad you and your kids are well now :) I would love this be it hot or cold weather! :D

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  • Shawn June 6, 2011, 7:52 am

    I’ve never tried to make Bouillabaisse! Love your step by step…I will be trying it soon and enjoying with a glass of crisp white :)

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  • Lyn June 6, 2011, 8:20 am

    Hi Nami! Happy that you and your kids had recovered! :D
    This is the best nice shot! I can imagine the taste and aroma of the heavenly fresh seafood just from the pics and all the seafood juices! Nomnomnom…. :P

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  • Sandra's Easy Cooking June 6, 2011, 8:27 am

    Nami I love your food presentation, your photos are just so beautiful..it is like I saw it from the magazine! Big compliments to Shen as well!
    I am not big fan of the mussels and squid, that is my husbands department hahha but your dish looks fantastic and picture perfect!!

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  • Ellena June 6, 2011, 8:57 am

    Nami!!! I don’t know what to write…but this is really a stunning post esp the last photo. How i wish i am sitting there enjoying a plate of your freshly cook Bouillabaisse. Now is my turn to learn some photo shooting skills from you le…..:) Thumb up!!!

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  • Cooking Gallery June 6, 2011, 8:59 am

    This sounds like a delightful recipe, Nami! I’ve heard of Bouillabaisse, but I’ve never tried it. It somehow reminds me of paellla minus the rice ;). All that seafood must have made the soup very tasty…:D)!

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  • Cindy June 6, 2011, 8:59 am

    Nami, my husband would go NUTS over this! He normally orders a similar dish when we go to the local Greek restaurant, and it never dissapoints. I did try to replicate it last year but the seafood were overcooked so it didn’t turn out so great, that’s when I decided to stick to Asian cooking 99% of the time. Thank you for sharing, I love the beautiful photography also!

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    • Cindy June 7, 2011, 7:39 am

      Nami, I love that you called my Mom an Iron Chef, I have to tell her that and it will make her day! She visits your blog regularly, and always comments on how lucky your children have you as a Mom!

      Maybe I need to get a Costco membership, it’s just so expensive to buy grocery now a days, especially good seafood. I can’t remember the last time I bought a nice piece of wild salmon, or my beloved scallops… Anyway your photos are even more amazing now a days, I just love reading your postings!

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      • Cindy June 7, 2011, 2:21 pm

        Nami, you’d be surprised how many times your name comes up in my conversations with my Mom!

        Most of my American Mom friends have membership to Costco and they go religiously, I make fun of them talking about their weekly trip, but you’ve got me intrigued! Let me go check out their membership pricing now…

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  • elisabeth@foodandthriftfinds June 6, 2011, 9:40 am

    Nami-Your Boullabaisse is exquisite, and time consuming…but the results are a great reward, worth the long effort. Just look how gorgeous it turned out, and the flavor is amazing…also the presentation, and photos as well:DDD

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  • Tanvi@SinfullySpicy June 6, 2011, 10:32 am

    I m a HUGE fan of shrimp and fish- gosh I cant tell you how mouthwatering this looks.Wonderful flavors in the stew.The fact that it is with seafood makes this stew perfect for summers.Have a wonderful week ahead!

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  • Jamie @ Wokintime June 6, 2011, 11:06 am

    Nami – your talent is growing daily! I’m always impressed by your versatility and stunning photos!

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  • D. @ Outside Oslo June 6, 2011, 11:18 am

    Sounds delicious, and just the thing for a cold, dreary spring day. The weather hasn’t been great in Seattle lately either, but it appears that sunny, warm days may be a little more common now that June is here (here’s hoping).

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  • Lisa @ The Gonzo Gourmet June 6, 2011, 11:45 am

    What a lovely recipe, I like how you include the photo with your ingredients (I was wondering about the clam juice, now I know). We have a great fish place down the way, this would be a fun one (maybe to do with kids?) to try.

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  • Christine June 6, 2011, 12:35 pm

    Sounds amazing. Yum!

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  • Karen June 6, 2011, 1:10 pm

    It’s so crazy to be craving hearty soup-like recipes in June, isn’t it?? But this one would definitely hit the spot right now. The flavors are so rich and just sound amazing together. Gorgeous meal, Nami, as always!
    (And I’m glad the colds are gone…mine stuck around way too long also.)

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  • Juliana June 6, 2011, 1:38 pm

    I love Bouillabaisse…as a matter of fact, I tried this dish wherever I find…I never tried to make at home because my husband is not into all seafood…yours look delicious and it is perfect for a rainy day…
    Have a great week Nami :-)

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  • Chris's Gourmet Fashion June 6, 2011, 1:53 pm

    Definitely not disappointed … I love reading your Japanese recipes but I really love bouillabaisse and yours looks just fantastic. I love that addition of fennel and have to give that a try next time I make this.

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    • Nami June 7, 2011, 10:12 am

      I just came back from grocery shopping and I saw the fennel bulb named as Sweet Anise on the price tag. I don’t use this kind of veggie in Japanese cooking, so it’s sort of fascinating! I think this fennel bulb is a good addition to the taste and I won’t skip this. It has nice flavor and fragrance to it and I’m sure this ingredient makes the stew extra nice. :-)

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  • Sandra June 6, 2011, 2:34 pm

    Very ambitious dish and such beautiful pictures. Your composition is great. Glad you guys are feeling better.

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  • kat June 6, 2011, 3:49 pm

    looks wonderful!

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  • Kath (My Funny Little Life) June 6, 2011, 3:52 pm

    I’m happy you all feel better again now! The soup looks delicious! :) I love to read your non-Japanese recipes as well, and I like your idea of making this a family cookbook of favorite recipes instead of focusing on just one rather narrow topic.

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  • Maya@Foodiva's Kitchen June 6, 2011, 5:06 pm

    That French Bouillabaise looks frighteningly good! Your husband is certainly a great photographer and food stylist (love the elegant table setting and yellow roses!) but he wouldn’t even be able to be that if you weren’t first and foremost a GREAT cook. When are you guys inviting me over for dinner? ;-)

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    • Nami June 6, 2011, 6:25 pm

      Haha!! Thank you for your compliment, Maya! It’s actually me who takes food pictures and style food… BUT he reads about photography so he knows more technical stuff. I take a lot of pictures and I get lucky if some turns out good. My husband edits pictures after I took. That makes a HUGE difference. Sometimes it’s hard to believe it’s my picture after he edits….

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  • torviewtoronto June 6, 2011, 5:17 pm

    lovely looking stew wonderfully done

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  • Tiffany June 6, 2011, 5:20 pm

    My mouth is watering too! Tomato broth infused with saffron! Come to mama! :D And your table was set so beautifully!

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  • daphne June 6, 2011, 5:26 pm

    I have been given this huge bag of seafood! Very lucky I knw but now I’m so tempted to make boullabaisse- just need to find some time! LOL

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  • Holly@Life as a Lofthouse June 6, 2011, 5:52 pm

    I’ve never had anything like this. It looks and sounds wonderful! Glad to hear you and your family are feeling better! : )

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  • Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts June 6, 2011, 7:08 pm

    I am not a huge seafood fan, but my husband is. He would absolutely love this recipe! Call next time you make it, I will send him over :)

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  • Tina (PinayInTexas) June 6, 2011, 8:15 pm

    You’re truly awesome Nami! Not only are you a very good cook, but a great photographer & food stylist too! I love how you put life to every dish you make…it’s truly amazing!
    This Bouillabaisse of yours truly looks fabulous! Great job as always!

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  • skip to malou June 6, 2011, 8:35 pm

    Im sorry about the cold and rainy weather that you still have there… but shh i love the rain… and especially with a bowl of this Bouillabaisse? who wouldn’t be comforted and love the rain?
    But I hope you keep yourselves warm Nami. Take Care!
    malou

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  • Mikaela Cowles June 6, 2011, 8:49 pm

    Well, it may not be “Japanese,” but it looks/sounds lovely. Thank you for sharing!

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  • Jill Colonna June 6, 2011, 9:01 pm

    Nami, how could you EVER disappoint? Adore Bouillabaisse and adore your photos and whole presentation, as ever. That last shot with the flowers has me thinking I want to get on a plane to SF and invite myself over! :-)

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  • The Harried Cook June 6, 2011, 9:19 pm

    Nami, you are so talented! What a fabulous looking Bouillabaisse! I could eat a few bowlfuls of this… I wish my family loved seafood as much as I do. I usually only eat this kind of dish when we eat out because I find it so frustrating to cook something to eat by myself, and besides I have to cook something else for everyone else! Sigh. I wish I could come over to your home and taste some of this… Thanks for sharing :) Maybe I will make some the next time I’m home alone :)

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  • Jackie June 6, 2011, 10:03 pm

    Wow! Jon and I love seafood and your Bouillabaisse looks delish!! I am going to share this recipe and hopefully I am able to recreate it. What a beautiful table setting, as well! Glad to hear you and your family are feeling better! Keep up the good health!

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  • Mandy - The Complete Cook Book June 6, 2011, 10:33 pm

    So pleased that you and your kids are all better now – just a pity about your cold wet weather.
    Your boillabaisse is incredible – a seafood soup is always such a treat.
    :-) Mandy

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  • anh@anhsfoodblog June 7, 2011, 12:20 am

    Lovely! I love a good seafood stew :)

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  • Christy June 7, 2011, 4:12 am

    I love the sound of this so much…yeay for seafood!!:) Oh, I am sorry, I forgot to mention that even the visuals are just so delicious that it makes me feel like I should be heading to a French restaurant with the sign Nami on it to have this!!:D

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  • Nourhan @ Miss Anthropist's Kitchen June 7, 2011, 5:22 am

    This sounds incredible!

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  • Peggy June 7, 2011, 6:24 am

    I’ve never tried making bouillabaisse, but you make it sound so easy Nami! Your presentation (as always) is absolutely stunning and this would make for such an elegant dinner =)

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  • Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen June 7, 2011, 7:05 am

    I don’t know if I have the courage to make this at home but I would happily sit at your table and eat it up!! Yum!

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  • PolaM June 7, 2011, 7:11 am

    Hi Nami, come check out my blog: there is something waiting for you!
    http://cookingitalianinthemidwest.blogspot.com/2011/06/best-potato-salad-and-awards.html

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  • Arudhi@Aboxofkitchen June 7, 2011, 7:18 am

    The soup looks beautifully warm, incredible and rich! I`ve never tried Bouillabaisse before, but if I ever have saffron and fennel bulb in my kitchen, this recipe would be one of those must-try recipes in my list. Thanks for sharing!
    And is that how your dining table looks like?? I envy your family, Nami!

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  • purabi naha June 7, 2011, 7:59 am

    With so many tasty ingredients and the variety of seafood used, this looks beautiful. I am surprised to see saffron in a stew, great!! Nami, you know that I had stopped by to see another Japanese delicacy, but I am really happy to read (and save) this recipe of yours! Happy cooking!!

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  • Bee | Rasa Malaysia June 7, 2011, 2:48 pm

    I absolutely loooooove bouillabaise with all the seafood glory. Yours look just as great as any restaurants. Love it.

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  • chopinandmysaucepan June 7, 2011, 7:15 pm

    This dish look so amazingly fresh and I love the broth a little thicker like how you’ve made it. I can see the fresh bread at the ready in the background too! :)

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  • Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets June 7, 2011, 11:14 pm

    I love seafood and this has been on my to-try list for a while! Yours looks great.

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  • Beth Michelle June 8, 2011, 9:27 am

    Oh wow Nami! This looks incredible. You did such a wonderful job!!! I love a good bouillabaisse. I will have to try this out for sure.

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  • Kate@Diethood June 8, 2011, 11:38 am

    Gorgeous!! I am stuck at drooling over that photo with the beautiful flowers… simply beautiful!

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  • tigerfish June 8, 2011, 3:52 pm

    Glad to know you and your kids have all recovered :)

    You are making me drool with this seafood stew. I’m so tempted to make it too. Try….

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  • Katie June 8, 2011, 4:26 pm

    This looks amazing! Can’t wait to try it.

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  • Firefly June 8, 2011, 9:05 pm

    Now this is my kind of stew :) it looks perfect. And I love your pictures!!!

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  • Biren @ Roti n Rice June 9, 2011, 5:56 am

    This is a lovely and delicious stew! have not had bouillabaisse in a while. Glad to hear that you are all feeling better.

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  • Terris-Free Eats Food June 9, 2011, 10:17 am

    This looks gorgeous Nami. I love Bouillabaisse! My only problem is that I have a tough time finding good seafood in the mountains. This recipe looks like it would be worth the effort to find some!

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  • Audrey Ellen @ My Scene and Herd June 9, 2011, 2:58 pm

    Seafood stew is my absolute favorite food! If it’s on the menu, I dont need to look at anything else. Yours look incredible!

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  • Lindsey@Lindselicious June 9, 2011, 3:12 pm

    Times like these I am sad I live alone… That would be way too much food for me to eat alone, but I do love bouillabaisse! That seafood pack from Costco sounds like a great time saver Nami! I’ll just have to trek up to Nor Cal so I can eat this next time you make it for your family. LOL I’ll bring the wine. =)

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  • Liz June 9, 2011, 5:29 pm

    Gorgeous stew, Nami…your photos are fabulous! Nice to know about the seafood at Costco…great tip. Buzzed this beauty :)

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  • Dee of Deelicious Sweets June 9, 2011, 6:45 pm

    I love french food! Your blog is really coming along. Your pictures are beautiful too :) Congrats on making top 9 so many days :) Watch out food network, there’s a new girl in town!

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  • Kulsum at JourneyKitchen June 12, 2011, 12:08 pm

    I never had this before but I know I would love it :-) Can’t say that about my husband though – he hates seafood :-(

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  • Elies_Lie June 15, 2011, 6:54 am

    I loves the way u arrage the table & dishes! Super! ;)
    I wish I can make that dish… I just dont how where to find the white ish or even cod in Indonesia :(
    Well… I’m learning how to cook Jepanese & Korean food , coz their cuisine is so healthy! ur blog now is one of my fav then ;)
    Tq :)

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  • Elies_Lie June 16, 2011, 3:20 am

    I never find it in the market – traditional or a hypermart, I think I have to order that right from the “sea” :))
    May I ask u how’s the texture of white fish?
    is it same as snapper or macarel?
    & do u know where u find the saffron? is a supermarket sell that?

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  • demonangel June 22, 2011, 10:35 pm

    That looks amazing. I have never tried bouillabaisse but I think it be a good alternative to chicken noodle:) can’t wait to try it.

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  • Carries Experimental Kitchen March 30, 2012, 3:55 am

    Good morning, I featured this recipe on my blog today, it looks great! Thanks for allowing me to share. Here is the link http://carriesexperimentalkitchen.blogspot.com/2012/03/week-12-seafood-frenzy-friday.html

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  • Fern @ To Food with Love August 11, 2012, 1:40 am

    I’ve never had this before but it sure looks good. I can’t get clam juice here though…

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    • Nami August 13, 2012, 10:32 pm

      Hope you can find clam juice because you don’t use any water for this recipe, and I think it’s crucial to have nice seafood stock from this clam juice. It’s in a glass bottle, and hopefully you can find this or similar kind. :-)

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  • Laura (Tutti Dolci) August 11, 2012, 8:48 am

    I’m glad you posted this on Facebook today, Nami. It looks delicious. Hope you’ve been having a nice vacation! :)

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  • Sarah November 1, 2012, 3:10 pm

    Hi. I was just wondering how long it took you to defrost the seafood medley? or did you cook it from frozen? I’ve had this seafood medley in the freezer for a couple of months not sure of what to make. and this looks amazing and delicious!

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    • Nami November 1, 2012, 9:48 pm

      Hi Sarah! Defrost the seafood in the fridge for a few hours. We really love this and have been making for many times. Hope you enjoy this as well!

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      • Sarah November 17, 2012, 1:31 am

        Hi Nami! Thank you so much for getting back to me. Im eating it as i type. It is absolutely delicious!! :) thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe. and I must say I love the pictures. keep up the tasty recipes. :)

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        • Nami November 19, 2012, 12:29 am

          Hi Sarah! I’m so happy you liked this recipe. I have been making this so many times and we still enjoy it every time! It is pretty easy to prepare and totally worth the time. Thank you for your feedback! :)

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  • Clinton May 23, 2013, 8:06 pm

    Hi Nami
    I found your Bouillabaisse recipe during a Google search. What a magnificent taste! Such depth and complexity of flavour. I hope you won’t be appalled that last night my partner and I cooked an eggplant and zucchini “lasagne” using the basics from this recipe, substituting vegetable stock (using only half the suggested water) for the clam juice, etc. It worked wonderfully.
    Thanks

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    • Nami May 23, 2013, 9:41 pm

      Hi Clinton! I’m so happy you found my site! That is so cool that you two made lasagne out of this recipe! I love eggplant and zucchini… must be so delicious! Glad to hear you enjoyed it. Thanks for your feedback! :)

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  • michael August 12, 2013, 3:16 am

    I love to mix and match bouillabaisse recipes, I put in a full bottle(maybe sometimes full) of white French wine. lately I have a taste for SKY RIVER MEAD – honey wine- I’m gonna do it and no one can stop me…

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  • steve mew November 24, 2013, 11:45 am

    Given the delicate nature of French cuisine and the always positive nature of descriptive contructive narrative when cooking I was extremely surprised to see the word “scum” used to describe something that is part of the process of cooking. Possibly choose a word that isn’t assoicaited with the toilet or a diseased swamp ?

    Thanks for the recipe ;)

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    • Nami November 24, 2013, 1:18 pm

      Hi Steve! Thanks for your feedback. Initially when I tried to translate from Japanese word “aku (灰汁)”, I did some research and the expression “skimming the fat and scum” was used in many recipes; therefore I’ve been using that. If you have a better word suggestion, I’d love to know. Fat and scum are different things, and I specifically want to mention the unnecessary things that float on the soup/broth. Thanks!

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  • Tania February 10, 2014, 5:04 am

    Looks great, will be making this for Valentines Day dinner! Thank you!

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    • Nami February 10, 2014, 8:57 pm

      Hi Tania! Hope you enjoy! It’s one of our favorite stews! :)

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