It’s time to assemble the ingredients to make this stew: 3 tablespoons of tomato paste, one can of chopped tomatoes, 16 fluid ounces of fish stock, ¼ cup of butter, 2 carrots, 1 onion, 3 stalks of celery, 3 small potatoes, 2 bay leaves, 1 tablespoon of fish sauce, a pinch of saffron, a pinch of chili flakes, and salt, to taste.
Saffron is one ingredient that you might not have on-hand — and some may balk when they see the price at the supermarket! But don’t let that deter you from investing in a small jar to make this dish.
“Nothing compares or can replace saffron, to be honest. It’s such a unique flavor and scent,” says Leung. “Bouillabaisse is an extravagant dish with fresh seafood, fish, and saffron, so it’s a dish for special occasions or celebrations!”