Easy Healthy Bouillabaisse French Seafood Soup Using Trader Joe’s Seafood Blend

 

 

 

 

 

 

Easy Bouillabaisse

Serve with bread: After you put the seafood in the soup, preheat grill or oven broiler to medium-high. Spread cut slices of bread with olive oil and lightly salt. Place on grill.Grill 2-3 minutes or until golden. Watch carefully so it doesn’t burn.

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled and smashed
  • 1 Leek chopped, save some of the fronds for garnish
  • 1 small fennel bulb, core and chop
  • Leek split in half lengthwise and then split each half in half
  • 1 large pinch saffron, soaked in 2 tablespoons orange juice for 10 minutes (optional)
  • 1 orange zested and 2 Tbps orange juice
  • 2 (14-ounce) cans whole peeled tomatoes, in juice
  • 8 oz bottle clam juice
  • 1 cup stock
  • Trader Joe’s Seafood Blend of shrimp calamari and bay scallops
  • 1 bunch parsley, chopped
  1. Heat the olive oil in a large, heavy pot over medium-high heat. Add the garlic, leeks, and fennel and sauté until tender, 5 to 10 minutes.
  2. Add the saffron, orange zest, tomatoes, stock and clam juice.
  3. Bring to a boil and cook until the liquid is reduced by about half, about 20 minutes.
  4. Reduce heat to medium and add the seafood and parsley. Stir, reduce heat, cook until seafood is cooked, about 2 minutes. Do not overcook the seafood or it will be tough.
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Recommended and Safe Meat Cooking Temperatures for Perfect Meat and Fish

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For most people, getting the proper temperature is the most difficult part of cooking meat. Overcooking leads to dried out meat and disappointing results. And undercooking can cause foodborne illness.

The best way to ensure that you get perfect results is to buy a good thermometer. I  recommend buying an instant-read version for the most reliable results.

I have listed the USDA safe minimum internal temperature and the temperature that the Food Network recommends for beef, veal and lamb cooked for personal preference.

I recommend that you print out this chart, put it in a plastic sheet protector and keep it in your kitchen for reference.

Some of the digital thermometers I recommend are here:

Digital Meat Thermometer with Instant Read – Thin Stainless Steel Probe for Cooking and Grilling Food to Perfection

Category Food USDA SAFE Temperature (°F)  Food Network Rest Time 
Ground Meat & Meat Mixtures Beef, Pork, Veal, Lamb 160 None
Turkey, Chicken 165
Fresh Beef, Veal, Lamb Steaks, roasts, chops 145 Rare 125 3 minutes
  Medium Rare

130-135

3 minutes
  Medium 135-140
  Medium Well 145 3 minutes
Poultry
Stuffing (cooked alone or in bird) 165 None
Pork and Ham Fresh pork 145 3 minutes
Fresh ham (raw) 145 3 minutes
Precooked ham (to reheat) Reheat cooked hams packaged in USDA-inspected plants to 140 °F and all others to 165 °F None
Eggs & Egg Dishes Eggs Cook until yolk and white are firm None
Egg dishes 160 None
Leftovers & Casseroles 165 None
Seafood Fin Fish 145 or cook until flesh is opaque and separates easily with a fork. 130-135 None
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Habits of a Healthy lifestyle

Better lifestyle habits can help you reduce your risk for heart attack, lose weight and help you be healthier.

What regular habits do people who have a healthy lifestyle maintain?

  • Prepare food in advance for quick grab meals
  • Educate themselves about nutrition and fitness by subscribing to 1 or two credible magazines or newsletters
  • Drink alcohol moderately. (Less than 2 per day for men or 1 per day for women)
  • Eat a healthy breakfast daily
  • Shop wisely. Use a list. Read labels
  • Pantry stocked with healthy foods and kept purged of unhealthy ones
  • Plan meals weekly
  • Pack their lunch and snacks
  • Eat 4-5 times a day
  • Go out to eat infrequently
  • Get enough sleep
  • Regular physician check ups
  • Weekly 4 hour+ fitness activity
  • Weigh once a week
  • Have friends who have a healthy lifestyle
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