Food Network publishes a simple and easy-to-follow recipe for bouillabaisse on its website, FoodNetwork.com. The recipes calls for homemade broth, various fresh seafood and herbs and makes six servings.
To make Food Network's recipe, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a saucepan. Add 1 cup chopped onion and 1/2 cup chopped celery. Season with salt and pepper, and saute for three minutes. Add 3 garlic cloves, and saute for another minute. Add 1 bay leaf, 8 peppercorns and 2 sprigs thyme. Add 1 pound fish bones, 1 cup white wine and water to cover. Bring to a boil, and simmer for 30 minutes. Remove the broth from the heat, and strain.
Place the broth back on the heat, and add a pinch of saffron and 1 cup julienned leeks. Also add 3 cups peeled, seeded and chopped tomatoes, and then add the juice and zest of 1 orange, 1 cup julienned fennel, 2 tablespoons chopped garlic and 2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley. Season with salt and pepper, and add 2 pounds assorted small whole fresh fish from the Mediterranean, angler fish and 1 large lobster. Cook for eight minutes, and add 1 pound peeled and deveined shrimp, 1/2 pound mussels and 1/2 pound littleneck clams. Cook for six minutes, and season with salt and pepper.