Are you a fan of bouillabaisse? Well, prior to meeting my husband, I’d actually never had bouillabaisse, which is surprising since I’ve always been quite the foodie. Now, I’m somewhat of a connoisseur. Bouillabaisse is essentially a type of seafood stew that’s packed full of veggies, beans, herbs and spices. Using a pressure cooker to prepare such stew can substantially reduce your cooking time while also preserving all the savory flavors.
Here’s a fun and delicious pressure cooker bouillabaisse recipe that’s perfect if you’re in the mood for something exotic: "East-West Curried Seafood Stew".
What You Need
How To Prepare
In a pressure cooker, combine the garlic, apple, banana, raisins, curry powder, brown sugar, cumin, saffron, coconut milk, stock, lemon juice, and Worcestershire sauce. Lock the lid in place and bring the cooker up to full pressure over high heat. Reduce the heat to medium-low, in order to maintain even pressure, and then cook the soup for 10 minutes. Next, remove it from the heat and release the pressure quickly. Using an immersion blender or food processor, purée the soup.
Note: if you use a food processor, allow the soup to cool slightly and then process it in batches. Stir in the cream and add the mussels, shrimp, scallops, fish, chickpeas, and red peppers.
Lock the lid in place once again and bring the cooker up to full pressure over medium-high heat. Reduce the heat to medium-low, in order to maintain even pressure, and then cook the soup for 2 minutes. Remove it from the heat and quickly release the pressure. Divide the fish and seafood between 4 deep soup bowls. Ladle the soup over the top and sprinkle each serving with cilantro. That’s it!
What I love about pressure cooking is that it preserves most of the nutrients contained in veggies, fruit and beans including key vitamins and minerals like niacin, riboflavin, thiamin, riboflavin, calcium, iron and phosphorous. This rich, creamy, delectable and nutrient-rich recipe makes 4 incredibly filling servings of approximately 515 calories each. Bon Appétit!
Recipe courtesy of "225 Best Pressure Cooker Recipes" by Cinda Chavich © 2013. Reprinted with publisher permission.