Boo's Music Bistro features chef, musicians on stage in Royal Oak

Posted at 9:49 AM, Mar 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-19 10:08:16-04

Boo's Music Bistro is a boutique restaurant on Friday nights -- with the chef on the stage -- and a live entertainment experience on Saturdays.

The bistro is open next to Mr. B's Gastropub, offering something different each weekend in downtown Royal Oak.

Chef Johnny Prep owns Boo's and Mr. B's. He joined 7 Action News with a sample of the menu, cooking up a bouillabaisse.

For reservation and artist information, visit Boo's Music Bistro's website.



1/2 cup olive oil 

2 cups finally chopped onion 

2 cups fennel bulbs, finely chops 

1 teaspoon hot pepper flakes 

2 tablespoons garlic clove, finally chopped 

4 cups tomatoes, diced 

1/2 cups fresh basil, chopped 

4 cups seafood stock 

1 cup white wine 

1/2 teaspoon saffron 

2 pounds 21-25 count shrimp, peeled and deveined

1 pound sea scallops, tough part of muscle removed 

2 pounds mussels, debearded

salt and pepper to taste

garlic bread

Place olive oil in large Dutch oven shaped pan and preheat over medium heat for three minutes.
Place onions, fennel, pepper flakes and garlic in pan and sweat vegetables until onion and fennel are soft and translucent.Season lightly with salt and pepper.

Add tomatoes and basil, and continue to cook until tomatoes break down is a sauce. Add wine, stock and saffron. Bring to a boil over high heat and reduce to a simmer. Let simmer for 30 minutes.

Place scallops and shrimp in broth and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium and let cook for five minutes. Add mussels and continue to cook for another 3 minutes or until mussels have opened.
Serve in a bowl with garlic bread as garnish.