Ah 2015. The year the French Fridays with Dorie group will finish cooking our way through Around my French Table. The year when apparently the next 6 weeks are full of fishy recipes (literally!). Hint – if you are cooking your way through a cookbook with a group – try to choose a selection of recipes at the start that you don’t want to be “stuck with” at the end. We seem to have endless amounts of fish recipes left to cook. So Mr Neil will be a happy camper (and so will Cleo!).
I’m writing this at the train station in Bordeaux (yes – ON FRIDAY – so unlike me!) and am thankful I made this a few days before we headed to France. It was, indeed, a simple soup (I omitted the mussels as I knew Neil wouldn’t be eating this on the day I made it and didn’t think they would do well re-heated) and even I tried and liked it. In fact, thinking about the excesses of the season past, it might not be a bad soup to make a big pot of for the first few days of January. It’s got white fish, potatoes, celery, leek, garlic and shallots (and mussels if you like). There was an optional vinaigrette which I didn’t have time to make but which I will next time – it’s a Dijon, shallot and white wine vinaigrette which I think would really add some punch). A simple soup, yes. But tasty – even for non fish-lovers like me – I can do white fish like cod and I never think to make a soup – so it might even be a re-do sometime soon.
Happy New Year!
Get the recipe for Dorie Greenspan’s Simplest Breton Fish Soup on p 96 of Around my French Table or here.
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