---------- Recipe via Meal-Master (tm) v8.02
       Title: BOUILLABAISSE, part 1 of 2
  Categories: Soups, Usenet
       Yield: 4 servings
       6    Garlic cloves
       1 t  Salt
      12 lg Basil leaves
     1/3 c  Pimento, chopped
     1/3 c  Bread crumbs
       1    Egg yolk
       1 c  Olive oil
            Hot pepper sauce
 ------------------------------COURT BOUILLION------------------------------
       8 c  Water (more as needed,
            -up to 10 C)
       2 c  White wine, dry
       1    Onion (coarsely chopped)
       1 lg Carrot (cut into
            -large pieces)
       1    Leek
            -(white section only,
            -cut into large pieces)
       1    Celery stalk
       5 lb Fish trimmings (fish
            -frames, heads, tails)
       2 sm Lobsters, live
            -(each about 1 1/4 lb)
      36    Mussels
      36 sm Clams, hard-shelled
       2 lb Shrimp (medium-sized)
       3 lb Firm-fleshed fish
            -(sea bass, red snapper,
            -cod, etc.)
     1/2 c  Olive oil
       2    Garlic cloves, minced
       1    Leek  (white part only,
       1 c  Carrot, grated
       1 c  Onion, finely chopped
       1 c  Fennel, roughly chopped
       1 t  Sage
       1    Orange peel strip
            -(about 1 x 3 inches)
       1 pn Saffron
       1    Bay leaf
       1 c  Parsley, roughly chopped
       1 c  White wine, dry
            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
   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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