Bouillabaisse~ part 1 of 2

Yield: 4 Servings

Measure Ingredient
6 \N Garlic cloves
1 teaspoon Salt
12 larges Basil leaves
⅓ cup Pimento, chopped
⅓ cup Bread crumbs
1 \N Egg yolk
1 cup Olive oil
\N \N Hot pepper sauce
8 cups Water (more as needed, up to 10 C)
2 cups White wine, dry
1 \N Onion (coarsely chopped)
1 large Carrot (cut into large pieces)
1 \N Leek (white section only, cut into large pieces)
1 \N Celery stalk
5 pounds Fish trimmings (fish frames, heads, tails)
2 smalls Lobsters, live (each about 1 1/4 lb)
36 \N Mussels
36 smalls Clams, hard-shelled
2 pounds Shrimp (medium-sized)
3 pounds Firm-fleshed fish (sea bass, red snapper, cod, etc.)
½ cup Olive oil
2 \N Garlic cloves, minced
1 \N Leek (white part only, julienned)
1 cup Carrot, grated
1 cup Onion, finely chopped
1 cup Fennel, roughly chopped
1 teaspoon Sage
1 \N Orange peel strip (about 1 x 3 inches)
1 pinch Saffron
1 \N Bay leaf
1 cup Parsley, roughly chopped
1 cup White wine, dry
\N \N Salt and pepper to taste




MAKE ROUILLE: In a food processor fitted with the cutting blade, puree all ingredients (except the olive oil and hot pepper sauce) until finely minced. With the motor running, add the olive oil through the feed tube in as thin a continuous stream as possible.

Stop occasionally to scrape down the sides. Add hot pepper sauce to taste. The rouille should be very spicy.

MAKE COURT BOUILLION: Bring water to boil and add all ingredients.

Return to boil, then reduce heat to simmer. Skim scum from top while simmering.

Simmer for 30 minutes. Remove all solids and strain through double layer of cheesecloth.

MAKE BOUILLABAISSE: Cook lobsters in boiling water for 15 minutes, until bright red. Remove all meat from tail and claws. Cut into chunks and set aside. Scrub mussels and clams well to remove sand.

De-beard mussels by pulling black fibers from shell.

Steam mussels and clams over 1 inch of water for about 10 minutes, until shells open. Discard any unopened mussels or clams. Remove one shell from each mussel and clam, leaving meat in other shell. Strain clam/mussel broth through double layer of cheese cloth and reserve 3 cups. Shell the shrimp.

In a large skillet, heat olive oil. Saute onion, leek, carrot, fennel, garlic, sage, saffron and orange peel until onions are soft and golden.

In a large pot, bring to a boil about 8-10 cups of court bouillon, reserved clam/mussel broth and about 2 cups wine. Add sauteed vegetables, bay leaf, parsley and wine and bring to simmer. Add salt and pepper to taste

Cut fish into large chunks. Add fish and shrimp and simmer 8-10 minutes. Add lobster, mussels and clams and simmer 2 minutes. Serve in soup plates over garlic toast.

: Continued in Part 2

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