A Quick Bouillabaisse Soup Recipe for the Microwave - Serves 6

A microwave recipe for homemade bouillabaisse soup. Made in 30 minutes this classic recipe is a crowd pleaser.

Recipe Summary:

Preparation Time:  30 minutes

Number of Servings:  6

Cups of Fruits and Vegetables Per Person:  1.00


4 medium red potatoes (about 1-1/2 lbs)
1-1/2 cups thinly sliced onion
1 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup dry white wine
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
1-1/2 Tbsp tomato paste
1 Tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp dried thyme
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp saffron threads
1/4 tsp pepper
1/8 tsp fennel seeds
2 (8-ounce) bottles clam juice
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 lemon slices
1 (14.5-ounce) can no-salt-added whole tomatoes, drained
1 bay leaf
1/2 lb medium peeled shrimp
3/4 lb cod or other lean white fish fillets, cut into 1-inch pieces


Pierce potatoes with a fork. Arrange potatoes in a circle on a paper towel in microwave oven.

Microwave at HIGH 5 minutes; rearrange potatoes and continue cooking for another 5 minutes. Wrap potatoes in a towel, and let stand 5 minutes.

Peel and cube potatoes; set aside.

Combine onion and next 15 ingredients (onion through bay leaf) in a 3-quart casserole; stir well. Cover with casserole lid, and microwave at HIGH 5 minutes; stir and continue cooking for another 5 minutes.

Stir in potato, shrimp, and fish. Cover and microwave at high 3 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork. Discard bay leaf.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1/6 of recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 260 Calories from Fat 30
  % Daily Value (DV)*
Total Fat 4g 5%
 Saturated Fat 1g 3%
 Trans Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 85mg 28%
Sodium 460mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 31g 10%
  Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
  Sugars 6g  
Protein 23g
Vitamin A 15%
Vitamin C 50%
Calcium 8%
Iron 25%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Diabetic Exchange**

Fruit: 0
Vegetables: 1
Meat: 3
Milk: 0
Fat: 0
Carbs: 1
Other: 0

** Diabetic exchanges are calculated based on the American Diabetes Association Exchange System. This site rounds exchanges up or down to equal whole numbers. Therefore, partial exchanges are not included.

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