Happy New Year! January 2015 is going to be a fishy month for French Fridays with Dorie, and we’re getting off to a very fishy start with Simplest Breton Fish Soup.
As the name implies, Simplest Breton Fish Soup is a very simple soup, inspired by the soup fishermen in the Breton region of France would make aboard their fishing boats. It’s made with some basic vegetables (onion, shallot, garlic, celery, leek, and potatoes) and whatever fish is fresh. I added carrots and saffron, as suggested by Dorie in her bonne idée.
Dorie recommends using a variety of fish and mussels for this soup. I used one sardine, a nice amount of cod, and a handful of mussels.
So how did my family like this simple, fishy soup? I loved it! My husband…not so much. I didn’t even try giving any to my daughter. I loved the rustic simplicity and straightforward flavors. It was almost refreshing after the heavy eating of the holidays. Even though I loved this soup, I doubt I will make it again since the rest of my crew would not be on board.