79 11/30/2010 life Food

Chicken Bouillabaisse

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Chicken Bouillabaisse 
Adapted from Barefoot Contessa 
Serves: 4

1 cut up chicken
salt and pepper, to taste 
2 tablespoons olive oil 
1 tablesoon minced fresh rosemary leaves 
5 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon saffron threads 
1 teaspoon whole fennel seeds 
15 ounces tomato paste 
1 1/2 cups chicken stock 
1 cup dry white wine 
3 tablespoons Jagermeister 
1 pound baby Yukon Gold potatoes, sliced 1/4 inch thick 
1 cup Rouille (recipe follows) 
 Crusty French bread, for serving 
  1. Pat the chicken dry with paper towel and season with salt, pepper and rosemary. 
  2. Heat olive oil over medium heat in a large roaster, Dutch oven or similar. Brown the chicken in batches, 5 to 7 minutes per batch. Transfer chicken to a plate and set aside. 
  3. Lower the heat to medium-low and add the garlic, saffron, fennel seeds, tomato puree, chicken stock, white whine, Jagermeister, 2 teaspoons salt, and 1 teaspoon black pepper to the pot.
    Stir, being sure to scrape and browned bits on the bottom, and then simmer, about 5 minutes. Stirring occasionally. 
  4. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
    Add the potatoes and browned chicken pieces to the pot. Stir carefully.
    Cover the pot and bake until the potatoes are tender and the chicken is done, about 55 minutes.
    Serve hot in in bowls with a dollop of rouille and slices of crusty bread. 



2 cloves garlic minced

1/2 teaspoons kosher salt

1 large egg yolk

1 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice

1/4 teaspoon saffron threads

Pinch crushed red pepper flakes

1/2 cup olive oil


  1. In a stand mixer fitted with a whisk, whip until smooth the salt, garlic, egg yolk, lemon juice, saffron and red pepper flakes. 
  2. With the mixer running on high, slowly pour in the olive oil to make a mayonaisse emulsion.
    Transfer the rouille to a bowl and in the fridge until ready to serve.
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  • kellyburk3

    We have a ham and a turkey

  • murphy

    Roast turkey with all the trimmings!

  • sparky

    Roast turkey with home-made stuffing

  • batye123

    hope to win

  • lisha

    I would make Turkey, mashed potatoes, vegs and all the fixings!!

  • bushcampcafe

    turkey for sure!! one year we had to cook it on the barbeque as the power was out!!

  • jesssslyn

    I make a big pot of Witer soup and we eat it all winter season.

  • urbanite

    With a husband and 3 kids who love eating anything fried/baked, this would be awsome!

  • clare

    My son got tired of traditional turkey so we opt for a couple of herb bbqed chickens, sweet potato, stuffing and homemade english trifle….delicious

  • clare

    This looks like an amazing product!!!!!!! I would looooove it!!!!!

  • jacdav

    I usually cook turkey but one year I made a deer roast. It was delicious.

  • SweetPanda

    I am going to make turkey and mash potatoes

  • Georgie

    Broiled salmon is always a favorite.

  • phairlady

    I’ve wanted one of these ever since I saw it advertised on TV. It would be so cool to win one

  • kmoroziuk

    Of course I love our tradional turkey dinner on the big day, but I love the baked lobster my family does on Christmas Eve even better.

  • Betty

    My Entree for the big holiday meal would be turkey with all of trimmings. It would be a small bird this year, as there are fewer of us.
    Happy Holidays to all.

  • elkhornchris

    I would try it out on chicken first. Chicken is my absolutely favorite anything (I could eat it for breakfast) so anything that would get it on my plate faster suits me just fine.

  • dphumphrey

    I would love to try a Prime Rib with roasted potatoes and vegetables. Something a little different from our traditional holiday meal.

  • Mad Moose Mama

    I make turkey but is has to have old~fashioned traditional dressing…got to have that dressing/stuffing~!!!!

  • Janice

    Always turkey for Christmas dinner.

  • alligal101

    I’d love to make some delicious chicken

  • tooliecat

    i’ a vegetarian, so the entree i would love to roast are root vegetables. my favorite meal.

  • PDLadybug

    I would love to cook a big fat goose for Chrismas this year. I’ve never had it, and it seems to be the choice of bird back in the olden days. And I hear that it’s even tastier than turkey.

  • flycaster

    This would be great for Cornish Hens stuffed with veggies. Yum!

  • osmiley_72

    We have a few Vegans in the family, so along with the turkey for the meat eaters, we also serve a veggie lasanga, and make sure the fixings are all Vegan friendly – which means no butter, milk ect…its a little bit more challanging in the kitchen, but worth it to make sure everyone is happy on Christmas day!

  • Susan Bakshi

    We will be doing the classic – turkey (my first time cooking one), stuffing, cranberry sauce, roast vegetables and mashed potatoes. We also do a roast salmon – it actually goes quite well with all the other fixings. Dessert is usually a plate of christmas cookies & chocolates and a scoop of candy cane ice-cream.

  • jklmclark

    I am blessed with a mother who loves to have us over for Christmas turkey dinner with all the fixings on Boxing Day. So for Christmas day, since we usually have a very big brunch we would make a lighter supper – maybe pork chops or fish with potatoes and veggies.

  • ann

    A boneless ham with sweet potatoes salad and every kind of dessert we can think of

  • kimici

    We have picky eaters in our household – myself being the biggest one – I’m an Aquatarian (no meat but loads of all kinds of seafood),soooooo I make the traditional Turkey fest and for family members willing to step out (I will always get lots of takers)….an amazing Salmon with a bourbon maple syrup glaze, sweet potato latkes (with dill yogourt sauce) and a medley of vegetables – asparagus with cranberries and walnuts being the favourite. There is always a little sometin, sometin, to make all members of my family truly happy this festive time of year.

  • bumble

    I think I would try a roast chicken (like it better than turkey), with vegetables. I would still do mashed potatoes on the stove and I’m not sure about the dressing. Can you do the dressing in the turkey in this Wave Oven?

  • calicok3

    I would like to make a roast pork with vegetables. We often switch it up for Christmas because we have had so many turkeys/chickens at other functions.

  • mwatt

    I would like to cook chicken wings and fried potatoes BUT since it is Christmas everyone always looks forward to the traditional turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing ect. Maybe one year I can talk them into something a little more non-traditional. Then again, it might not feel like Christmas then.

  • jl

    It is always good to see Gav’s new creations. To give this blog an ecumenical flavour, my holiday meal consists of potato latkes (potato pancakes) with applesauce, jelly donuts (called sufganiot), and other simple fare to go along with all the oily food. And it has happened already, so gotta wait until next year for a repeat performance.

  • gibberish

    The big traditional turkey dinner with all the trimmings is what I always seem to make, though I must confess that I HATE to cook. Cleanup is a drag too. Baking is more my style. The FlavorWave Oven Turbo would be a dream come true for me!

  • ek03yr

    Turkey is key! But the side dishes are just as important…love potatoes! And desserts of course!

  • KirstenH

    A yummy prime rib roast is always good!

  • amberleah

    There is usually a turkey dinner on or around Christmas, as our family works shift work and what ever days off is when we celebrate our meals with friends and family.

  • paskevic

    deep fried turkey of course

  • Shaf

    I will be serving a traditional turkey dinner.

  • rebel

    I just purchased a turkey fryer that does not require any oil! i am very excited to try it out.
    It will be a dinner similar to the traditional (american) thanksgiving.

  • Heidi

    I’ve tried a few other things over the years, but turkey (free-range!) is always preferred.

  • vixen1913

    Christmas dinner in my house is ham or chicken, I am allergic to turkey so there is no use cooking one just for my husband. I would love to try this machine to see if the meat stays juicy and moist as they claim.

  • spdls0215

    My entree would be my Homemade HAM for the holiday!

  • celia

    I agree, it has to be turkey.

  • cookmore2003

    I would cook a beautiful roast in this wonderful machine which I would love to win.

  • Trish

    Turkey- and cooking it in the Oven Turbo will make it special and MY version rather than having to copy the way the Grandmas do it!

  • Anu

    I would love to prepare a turkey dinner.

  • Michelle

    I would love to make stuffed chicken for our holiday meal. Christmas is not complete without that.

  • foxxter

    Yummy Maple Ham (and very Canadian too)

  • trishie

    We have turkey, roast beef, sugar maple ham…all so yummy.
    Gav-oustanding work/gorgeous pictures…can’t wait to try the Chicken Bouillabaisse – that barefooted contessa is my hero!

  • remarker

    I like to cook Turkey with all the trimmings as the Holiday meal but it’s been a few years since I did that since first daughter hated turkey, then she turned vegetarian and now vegan. This year I’ll be happy to cook the trimmings 🙂

  • micbrasz

    I cook a huge turkey dinner for my family. With all the fixins’

  • trish_rodrigues

    Cook….who has time to cook (except for special occasions) – we’re off to the rink, bball & Vball court, music recitals….you get the idea. On special occasions I make roast beast (chicken, turkey, beef). Enjoy!

  • dawnsshadow

    With all the craziness in my house this prize would be amazing for me… cooks from frozen, for all the times I forget to defrost and the speedy cooking would be a big help for the hungry kids in my house. What would I cook, well I hope to get some turkey at the in-laws or my sisters over the holidays BUT in between I would love to just cook a simple roast beef with roasted carrots, parsnips, onions and potatoes all sprinkled with fresh thyme, sea salt and fresh ground pepper.

  • JJ

    I am already looking forward to turkey dinner with all the trimmings. I also love the leftovers!

  • drjess

    Our tradition is turkey and I love having all the trimmings and the familiar foods.

  • Beg42

    I will make a traditional dinner including turkey, sweet potatoes, gravy and pie.

  • Justrose

    I grew up with the Traditional Christmas Turkey with stuffing, gravy, mashed potatoes and turnip. BUT we also had some ham, cabbage rolls and perogies. Did I mention my grandparents were Ukranian/Russian? Lots of variety and lots of leftovers which we loved.

  • cheryl

    I make the Christmas turkey dinner with all the trimmings on Christmas Day for my family.

  • berngirl

    Always turkey of course. But I tend to love the side dishes more. Gravy, stuffin, and mashed potatoes.

  • janetm

    I love to have turkey for Christmas dinner.

  • apetsnick

    I won’t be cooking anything for Christmas Dinner. I am 40 years-old and my Mommy still cooks X-mas supper for me every year. I usually bring the sweet potatoes and this year a couscous salad (we are trying to eat healthy in the New Year, so why not start now). Would love that darn TURBO because my husband and I both work all day and it is so nice to come home to supper all ready. How often will you be coming to the house to cook my meals if I win this thing???

  • bcgirll

    Turkey, of course!

  • Nate3333

    I will cook some salmon for Christmas dinner

  • grammie53

    We started doing Prime rib roasts (and I must say it is a nice change)we still do other side dishes but our main entree is Prime Rib Roast; and if the weater is good then we do it on the BBQ

  • zot

    There is usually a turkey dinner on Christmas, but often there is another dinner on another night with friends and lasagna.

  • Sarah A

    We do usually have turkey … and I love experimenting with how to do it – one year we did bacon wrapped, basted with maple syrup and cayenne pepper … oh that was good. And doing it deep fried was incredible – would do those again in a heartbeat 🙂
    My husband is Ukrainian, so I try to incorporate whatever I can (but I really can’t compete with his Mom!) Nachinka (creamed cornmeal), Nylysnyky (Cottage cheese crepes in cream), Pyrohy (perogies, of course), Pyrishky (tiny buns with dill and cheese in cream) … notice the cream theme?? … Holubtsi (Cabbage rolls), Pompushky (Tiny buns with poppyseeds and sugar) and Kutia (wheat with honey and poppyseeds). Experimenting with the FlavourWave oven for these things would be fun!

  • Eileen

    Turkey for the family holiday meal simply because of the size of the family.
    Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  • viv123

    We always have turkey for the big dinner and smoked salmon for lunch on Christmas Day.

  • Rita

    Our tradition is to serve a variety of seafood dishes on Christmas Eve and turkey or chicken on Christmas Day along with a number of other tasty courses.

  • Al

    i would like to cook turkey for the big holiday meal

  • Julie

    i’m afraid to make it as i don’t want the magic to end. meat pie! meat pie from the east coast. one of these days i’ll attempt it but i don’t want to mess it up and forever tarnish my experience!

  • lisa

    We live in Saskatchewan and I like to have a french Canadian Tourtiere on Christmas Eve. On Christmas we have a traditional turkey. Thank you and Merry Christmas.

  • Gav

    jcm – I have one recipe for Cornish hen over on my own site (http://grillinterrupted.com/?p=175).
    I’ve got a couple more for down the road – I can email you a text copy in the meantime if you want to give them a try. Guest post? 🙂

  • coldzigy

    this is so amazing! I work shift work so this would be great for my husband and teenaged sons!

  • Gav

    Thanks for the encouragement Laura! Greatly appreciated!

  • jcm

    I usually make turkey, a variety of roasted vegetables, brussel sprouts, mashed rutabega, stuffing……
    I’d love to make something different for a change! The Brits make goose (I’ve never had it, and I’m not sure I could???), the Portuguese and Italians make cod (that won’t go well in my home), and every other country/culture make whatever is tradition for them!
    Recently, I went to the grocery store and saw cornish hens. I’ve never had them; nor do I have any idea if they are any good. My goodness, they are so small that I’m not even sure if they’re worth making!! LOL Perhaps, one for each person to eat?
    I’d like to try making them, but haven’t a clue how to.
    I’m sure that Flav-o-wave would open up a world of options!! 🙂
    Gav, I love your recipes and photography…would you consider providing them for cornish hens???

  • cntill

    Of course turkey lurkey, but I have recently started brining so I’ll be experimenting with some different ones this year…maybe Guinness.

  • Laura

    Turkey! I’ve never had anything different for Christmas dinner.
    Gav, just wanted to mention that the only thing I am enjoying more than your recipes is your photography! All of your photos are absolutely mouth-watering.

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