A classic Provençal fish stew that brings the taste of southern France to your table
Preparing the broth:
2 or 3 tomatoes
leftover fish parts (heads and tails)
Cut the vegetables into small pieces and sautee them with the fish parts in a pot with olive oil.
Add the herbs, seasoning and tomato paste and sautee for another 10 minutes.
Now pour two and half liters of hot water over the mixture and let it simmer for about an hour.
Then puree it in a blender.
5 to 6 potatoes
300 g mussels
300g John Dory
300g gilt-head bream
2 jumbo prawns
Cut the fish into pieces. First add the John Dory and the gurnard to the broth. After about 5 minutes add the finely chopped potatoes, the mussels, and the rest of the fish. Simmer for about 15 minutes, then take all the fish, potatoes and mussels out of the soup. Bring the fish and the soup to the table separately, and cut up the large pieces of fish into bowls at the table. Then pour over the soup.
Serve with grated cheese, grilled white bread, and aioli.
Preparing Aioli (garlic mayonnaise):
2 garlic cloves
1 egg yolk
3 - 4 tablespoons olive oil
Crush the garlic in a mortar. Sit continuously while adding olive oil gradually to form a creamy mix. Add the yolk of an egg to thicken the creme.
This recipe comes to us courtesy of Thierry Cassim at Le Caveau 30 in Cannes