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  • 9 Ratings

Fennel, saffron and cayenne pack a flavorful punch in this traditional French fish stew that you can easily make in your slow cooker. To mix it up, add other seafood such as shrimp or scallops.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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Credit: Jacob Fox

Recipe Summary

prep:
40 mins
slow-cook:
5 hrs to 6 hrs(low) or 2 1/2 to 3 hours (high) + 20 to 30 minutes (high)
Servings:
6
Yield:
about 13 cups
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Slow Cooker Bouillabaisse

Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Core and finely chop fennel, reserving leaves If desired. Snip leaves; wrap and chill until needed. Cut baby carrots in half lengthwise, then in half crosswise.

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  • In a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker combine fennel, carrots, broth, tomatoes, potatoes, celery, onion, garlic, salt, lemon peel, and cayenne pepper. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 5 to 6 hours or on high-heat setting for 2 1/2 to 3 hours or until carrots and potatoes are tender.

  • Meanwhile, thaw fish and shrimp or scallops, if frozen. Peel and devein shrimp, leaving tails intact. Rinse fish and shrimp or scallops; pat dry with paper towels. Cut fish into 1-inch pieces. Cover and chill until needed.

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  • If using low-heat setting, turn to high-heat setting. Stir in fish, shrimp or scallops, and saffron. Cover and cook for 20 to 30 minutes more or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork and shrimp or scallops are opaque.

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  • Ladle soup into bowls. Top each serving with Cracked Black Pepper Croutons and, if desired, the reserved fennel leaves.

Nutrition Facts (Slow Cooker Bouillabaisse)

344 calories; total fat 7g; saturated fat 1g; polyunsaturated fat 1g; monounsaturated fat 4g; cholesterol 102mg; sodium 1165mg; potassium 1176mg; carbohydrates 42g; fiber 6g; sugar 9g; protein 28g; trans fatty acid 0g; vitamin a 7815IU; vitamin c 30mg; thiamin 0mg; riboflavin 0mg; niacin equivalents 5mg; vitamin b6 1mg; folate 67mcg; vitamin b12 1mcg; calcium 169mg; iron 4mg.

Cracked Black Pepper Croutons

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  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 15x10x1-inch baking pan with parchment paper. Place bread cubes in a large bowl. Drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle with pepper and, if desired, salt. Toss to combine. Spread cubes into prepared pan. Bake about 20 minutes or until golden, stirring once or twice. Cool in pan on wire rack.

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Make Ahead Tip:

Prepare and bake the Black Pepper Croutons up to 2 days ahead of time. Place in a container with a tight-fitting lid and store at room temperature.

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9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0