Bouillabaisse -french stlyle

Bouillabaisse…It is composed of mixed seafood, according to some traditions, any seafood will do for a minimum of 5 kinds..My version, I choose crabs, mussels, shrimps, squids & fish…I remeber my father-in-law (Papu rene), it is one of his favorite food every time we go out in a restaurant for a dinner. We start with this dish and accompanied by a bottle of beer. then followed by a grilled / roast dish, whew it is really a one big dinner with the whole family….Did you know that crab is rich in proteins, vitamins and minerals. its benefits include prevention of heart disease and inflammation due to arthritis. It also have the omega 3 fatty acids in it. These are very heart-friendly and help to reduce cholesterol levels….

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 medium onions
  • 2 pc whole crab
  • 6 pcs shrimps
  • 8 pcs mussels
  • 1 small squid
  • 100 gms fillet of fish(tuna, hapuka or skate will do)
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tbsp mixed herbs
  • salt & pepper
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch dissolve in 2 cups water
  • 1 liter of water (boiling)
  • 2 cups of mixed veggies(corn, carrots, peas)
  • 1 stalk of celery
  • 1/2 cup grated cheese


  • In a large sauce pan, heat olive oil and saute garlic and onions, add in celery and all the seafood. seasoned with salt & pepper and mixed herbs. cook for about 3-5 minutes.
  • Add in boiling water and add cornstarch mix. change to low heat settings, add in cream and grated cheese.
  • continue stirring and bring to a boil. adjust your desired thickness by adding water.
  • serve with garlic bread

About nors

a simple person who loves to cook!! ride with me as we explore ........"a journey to different cuisines"

Posted on August 18, 2011, in Mains, Soups and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

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