Americana Bouillabaisse

Halibut Americana Bouillabaisse
  • 1 pound halibut steaks or fillets
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup butter or other fat, melted
  • 1 can (7 ounces) minced clams
  • 1 can (5 ounces) shrimp, drained
  • 1 can (1 pound 4 ounces) tomatoes
  • 1 cup water
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 bay leaf, crushed
  • Dash pepper
  • Grated Parmesan cheese
  • 6 slices French bread
  1. Remove skin and bones from steaks; cut into 1/2-inch cubes.
  2. Cook onion, celery and garlic in butter until tender.
  3. Add remaining ingredients except cheese and bread.
  4. Bring to boiling point and simmer for 20 minutes.
  5. Sprinkle cheese over bread; toast.
  6. Arrange toast in large soup bowls and cover with bouillabaisse.
Serves 6.

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