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French Fridays with Dorie: Seafood Pot-au-Feu

It is 10.30pm on Thursday, May 7th 2015. It’s 4 years and 7 months since I started cooking from and posting weekly about Dorie Greenspan’s Around my French Table for French Fridays with Dorie. And I would be remiss to not acknowledge that I am a little emotional as I write this post. It’s the second last recipe I will post about from this book.  It’s also the final fish/ seafood post from the book. The last time I will roll my eyes and sigh that it’s yet ANOTHER fish recipe and wonder why on earth we didn’t vote for more of these at the beginning (oh, wait…..). And while I have complained about all the fish (and Dorie has lamented that she didn’t manage to turn me into a fish lover), I will miss this. I will miss the learning. I will miss the camaraderie of trying some newfangled fishy dish and sharing the results with my fellow Doristas every Friday. There will be more time for reminiscing over the next few weeks so, in the meantime, I leave you with this:

Dorie Greenspan seafood pot au feu from Around my French Table for French Fridays with Dorie on eatlivetravelwrite.comSeafood pot-au-feu. A lovely, light spring-like veggie and seafood stew – with salmon, scallops and mussels. Neil told me he would be very happy if I would make it again and it was Cleo-approved too. It was actually really easy to make (even, ewwww – removing the mussels from their shells wasn’t so bad!) so I would probably make this for seafood-loving company but not just for Neil. I halved the recipe and it still made a LOT!

(me, I much preferred the Warm Weather Pot-au-feu…)

Au revoir les poissons……

Get Dorie Greenspan’s recipe for seafood pot-au-feu on p 308 of Around my French Table.

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24 Responses to French Fridays with Dorie: Seafood Pot-au-Feu

  1. Liz May 8, 2015 at 07:12 #

    I’m glad Cleo got a taste. It was definitely a lovely recipe—and definitely bittersweet.

  2. Cher May 8, 2015 at 07:42 #

    Although, I am glad your fish torture is over…I am also going to miss your fishy posts. They are always good for a smile.
    I can’t believe there is only one recipe left (and that I’ve cooked every recipe from that book). Crazy, right?

  3. Cakelaw May 8, 2015 at 09:24 #

    This was good – I am with Neil on this one. It is weird that this project is coming to a close – it has lasted almost as long as high school!

    • Mardi Michels May 17, 2015 at 20:56 #

      It HAS lasted as long as high school, you’re right!

  4. Mr. Neil May 8, 2015 at 13:02 #

    This was, in fact, one of my FAVOURITE of the fish dishes. I will miss them immensely. I’ve spoken to Dorie, and suggested she periodically send Mardi a personal “fish dish suggestion”, just to keep Cleo and I happy. 😉

    What I liked most about this dish was its light nature, allowing the ingredients to shine through: from all the fish (glorious quality from our local fishmonger) through to the snow peas. The broth allowed each element to have its own separate flavor profile, and not become one “mass” stew — if that makes any sense.

    Am sorry I will be out of town for next weekend’s finale!

    • Mardi Michels May 17, 2015 at 20:56 #

      Well this was easy and I can make it for you again for sure!

  5. Rose May 8, 2015 at 13:08 #

    Both of these pot au feu recipes were incredibly easy, which is again making me wonder why I didn’t discover them earlier.

    I will also miss this. It doesn’t seem real yet that we’re at the end.

  6. Diane Balch May 8, 2015 at 18:27 #

    I still can’t get over that you would make fish for company even though you don’t like it. You are truly a generous cook. Glad Mr. Neil enjoyed this stew.

    • Mardi Michels May 17, 2015 at 20:55 #

      I’m cooking my way through the book, so I make everything!

  7. Susan May 8, 2015 at 23:14 #

    Can you believe how much we’ve accomplished?

    We had a lovely time in Paris & ended up staying at Hotel de Lutece on Ile St. Louis. We highly recommend it if you have anyone asking where to stay. We walked all over the place, had perfect weather & enjoyed outdoor cafes.

    Have a lovely weekend!

    • Mardi Michels May 17, 2015 at 20:54 #

      We’ve accomplished SO MUCH! Sounds like you had a blast in Paris!

  8. Mary Hirsch May 9, 2015 at 15:16 #

    I’m in denial, Mardi, and am not thinking about this being the next-to-the-last Post and not hearing about your distaste for fish anymore nor waiting with anticipation to see what Diane made in the crockpot this week or whether Cher changed up the recipe just a bit or alot. No, I am not thinking of any of those things. Nor does it help when my daughter called the morning (my first of many “You’re a Great Mother” calls) to ask me if I was sad that our FFWD recipes were almost completed. Nope, it’s not on my mind whatsoever. Loved your Seafood Pot-au-Feu. You’ve done a bang-up job on the fish recipes the past several weeks and, really, your Posts have been quite funny. On to Food Revolution Day and our final recipe.

  9. Nana May 9, 2015 at 15:34 #

    A nice recipe to end the chapter. I can’t believe we are down to one left. I am thrilled that I made
    up all the recipes I missed, hopefully will be posting them soon. It’s been quite an accomplishment
    all around, and a great journey.

    • Mardi Michels May 17, 2015 at 20:54 #

      A fabulous journey and great friends made along the way!

  10. Diane Zwang May 11, 2015 at 22:51 #

    I enjoy your fish lamenting stories every week:) Cleo’s a cute cat. I am looking forward to finishing the rest of the book but will miss the group very much.

    • Mardi Michels May 17, 2015 at 20:53 #

      I cannot even start to think about my Fridays from June onwards..

  11. Lisa May 12, 2015 at 05:54 #

    I too found it made a lot of stew, but so yummy. I cannot wait to have it again.

    • Mardi Michels May 17, 2015 at 20:53 #

      Yes often the recipe quantities make a lot more than it says…

  12. Betsy May 12, 2015 at 21:19 #

    I’m going to miss knowing that you aren’t happy about another fish recipe (not that I’m out to torture you). It’s too bad you weren’t swayed to the other side. So many of the AMFT recipes were wonderful!

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