Friday, January 2, 2015

FFWD - Simplest Breton Fish Soup


For our very first French Friday with Dorie for 2015, the recipe was Simplest Breton Fish Soup.

The recipe calls for mussels in the shell and fish, but my supermarket only had mussels as part of a marinara mix, so that is what I used.  This is why I also have calamari and prawns in my soup.

For the stock, I dissolved some shrimp paste  in boiling water.

I really enjoyed this soup - I did not expect to, but it was really good.



 
To see what the other Doristas thought of this soup, visit the LYL section of the FFWD website.

Happy New Year!

17 comments:

Merryn@merrynsmenu said...

Shrimp paste in boiling water for the stock, how creative. Actually it is brilliant as it is something we all have readily available and you have to plan ahead to make fish stock (though I haven't seen Dorie's recipe). This is a fresh looking soup, perfect for this time of year and sometimes improvisation of ingredients can add to the recipe (eg calamari and prawns as well as mussels would be lovely). This presents so well :D

Cheri Savory Spoon said...

Your soup sounds wonderful, Happy New Year~!

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

I really want to make something like this especially as you say, it is simple! :D

Choc Chip Uru @ Go Bake Yourself said...

What a hearty yet simple and delicious soup :D
Great recipe!
Happy New Year!

Cheers
Choc Chip Uru

Cher Rockwell said...

I think the combination of ingredients sounds like a lovely upgrade!
Happy New Year!

Kathy said...

This was a surprise for me too! I knew my husband would love it…but was not sure about me! Yours looks wonderful! Happy New Year!

Betsy said...

Shrimp paste sounds like a delicious (and simple) option for the fish stock. I think this recipe lends itself to all kinds of seafood so your marinara mix seems perfect. Happy New Year, Gaye!

Teresa said...

I'm so glad this was a winner for you. I'm looking forward to trying it, when I have the chance. An auspicious beginning to 2015!

Liz Berg said...

I doubt Bill would touch this with a 10 foot pole, but I have a feeling I'd be happy to eat his portion. Happy New Year!!! xo

Hotly Spiced said...

What a great recipe and I think it's good you worked with what you had available. It's hard to believe the Dorie season is up and running again - where did the time go! xx

Emily said...

Love the calamari and prawns in your soup.

Mary Hirsch said...

Hey, nice thought about the fish stock. I couldn't get any fresh fish or fresh shell fish in my area at all so will wait until I arrive in California this week. Yours looks very good - I happen to be a calamari fan so would enjoy that addition. Very nice job, Gaye. Happy New Year

2paw said...

That was a very clever idea, using the shrimp paste. It looks so full of seafood: Yum!!!

Diane Zwang said...

Glad you liked your soup. Sounds like a good seafood mix. Happy New Year.

Katie said...

Looks great and I'm glad you enjoyed it! You really captured the essence of the Breton soup, it sounds like, with the mixture of whatever was handy seafood-wise! What fun! Happy New Year!

Karen @ From Scratch said...

This was definitely a better than expected recipe. The mix with calamari and prawns sounds great to me!

Kayte said...

That fish soup looks great and all those choices in it to choose from...fun to eat for sure. I'm thinking this would be a great lunch!