Shrimp & lobster bouillabaisse

Yield: 4 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1 can Low-sodium stewed tomatoes
1 cup Reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 \N 8-oz. bottle clam juice
3 mediums Leeks, sliced (one cup)
½ cup Water
1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
1 teaspoon Finely shredded orange peel
1 \N 8-oz. fresh or frozen
\N \N Lobster tail or 6 oz. cooked
\N \N Lobster, cut into chunks, or
\N \N One 8 oz. pkg. frozen
\N \N Lobster-shaped fish pieces,
\N \N (surimi) thawed
8 ounces Fresh or frozen peeled and
\N \N Deveined shrimp
4 slices French bread, toasted (opt.)
\N \N Snipped fresh parsley (opt.)

In a 4-½- or 5-quart Dutch oven combine tomatoes, broth, clam juice, leeks, water, Cajun seasoning, and orange peel. Bring to boiling; reduce heat cover and simmer for 10 minutes.

Meanwhhile, if using lobster tail, thaw lobster, if frozen. Use kitchen shears to cut lengthwise through the lobster shell. Turn tail over and cut through underside shell and meat. Cut each halved tail crosswise through shell and meat 3 or 4 times to make 6 or 8 pieces total.

Add lobster pieces and shrimp to broth mixture. (DO NOT ADD cooked lobster or surimi at this point.) Bring almost to boiling, then reduce heat. Simmer gently for 2 to 3 minutes or till shrimp just turn pink.

Add cooked lobster or surimi, if using; simmer about 1 minute if using; simmer about 1 minute more or till heated through.

To serve, place a bread slice into each soup bowl, if desired. Spoon shrimp mixture atop. sprinkle with Parsley. Makes 4 main-dish servings.

NUTRITION FACTS: 151 cal., 1 g total fat (0 g sat. fat), 118 mg.

chol., 579 mg sodium, 16 g carbo., 5 g fiber, 20 g. prot. Daily Value: 19% vit. A, 47% vit. C, 8% calcium, and 79% iron.

Source: BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS, January 1994

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