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Fish Bouillabaisse

Yesterday I was asking DH what he wanted for dinner and he said how about some fish? Instantly I was inspired by a little French restaurant in our town called “Bouchons”. They serve amazing French food in a great Bistro style atmosphere. Every time I go there I get the Fish Bouillabaisse and it is amazing. So yesterday I tried to see if I could get something close.

After much internet searching and reviewing recipes I chose this one from Epicurious (one of my favs):

All I can say is AMAZING!!!!!!!

I made a few changes:
1) I used a combination of clam nectar and lobster stock in place of the seafood stock. How can you go wrong with lobster 🙂
2) by accident I bought canned crushed tomatoes instead of whole tomatoes so I used the big can of crushed tomatoes and a small can of diced tomatoes. It gave the broth a very tomato-y taste that I enjoyed but still had the chunk’s of tomatoes that you would get from using whole tomatoes.
3) I used cod, prawns, scallops and mussels.

Then I served generous portions in a bowl with a side plate of fresh rye baguette and herbed butter.

The recipe was suprisingly easy and quick to make. We had come home from a soccer game and I had dinner on the table in approx 30mins.

DH loved it so I guess it was a success… oh and me too.

Note: also makes great leftovers the next day.