We made a healthy start to the New Year with Simplest Breton Fish Soup (page 96) for French Fridays with Dorie. Almost everything about this soup was new to me. I haven’t made a fish soup before and never eaten mussels. I made a half recipe which made a lot of soup. I was worried about using fish broth as I thought it would be too fishy so I used vegetable broth which worked well for us. I bought tilapia since I like that fish which tasted good but broke up a bit with mixing. I have never had mussels before and I didn’t like the looks of them, digging them out or the taste. My husband enjoyed them and thought we cooked them perfect. I followed the Bonne Idee and added carrots to the soup for added vegetables. My husband also thought that the soup tasted better the next day. I am glad that I tried something new but will probably not be making this one again. Happy New Year!
These recipes are part of an international cooking group working our way through Around My French Table by Dorie Greenspan. To see what others did in the group go here.