Effortless Bouillabaisse

Preparation info
  • Makes


    adult portions
    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      40 min

Appears in
Madhouse Cookbook: Delicious Recipes for the Busy Family Kitchen

By Jo Pratt

Published 2013

  • About

To save a huge amount of time and effort, this recipe has a secret short cut: it uses a can of seafood soup as the base. But if you don’t tell anyone, they will never know.


For the Bouillabaisse

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 leeks, thinly sliced
  • 1 can


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat, add the leeks and fry a few minutes until they are soft but not colored. Add the tomatoes, bisque, orange zest, chili flakes, brandy and ⅔ cup water. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and leave to simmer 5 minutes. Stir the fish into the pan, and simmer 8 minutes longer. Add the shrimp, stirring in gently. Retu