Hey Happy, did you ever figure out a taste discription or a recipe for that fish soup mentioned above
even though it's summer and quite hot, I probably found the recipe I was looking for. just have it and when it will be winter again you can add it to your kitchen!
Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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2 Pounds fish bones,
2 Pounds lobster bodies -- no outer shell
1 Pound fish scraps
2 Tablespoons olive oil
1/8 teaspoon Salt
1 pinch pepper
1 Medium onion -- skin on, cut into ch
1 leek -- sliced
1 stalk celery -- thinly sliced
1 small carrot -- peeled thinly sliced
4 cloves garlic -- cut in half
1 cup white wine
1 cup tomatoes -- chopped
1 orange -- skin and pith remove
1/4 cup Pernod
5 1/2 tsp fennel seeds
6 sprigs parsley
1 bay leaf
2 tsp Spanish paprika
1 pinch saffron
1 sm baguette
1/2 cup aioli
1 tsp cayenne pepper
2 tsp paprika
4 oz grated Gruyere cheese
2 tbsp chopped Italian parsley
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Spread the fish bones, lobster bodies
and fish scraps on sheet pans. Drizzle with olive oil
and season with salt and pepper. Toss well. Roast for 30 minutes or
until all the fish parts are golden brown. Meanwhile, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large stock pot.
Add the onions, leeks, celery, carrots and garlic and cook over high heat,
stirring occasionally, until the vegetables begin to brown.
Add all the fish and the white wine. Reduce by one third.
Add the remaining ingredients to the stock pot
and add enough water to just barely cover the bones
. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer and cook 40 minutes
Puree, bones and all in the food processor in batches.
Strain through a coarse china cap. Taste for seasoning. If the soup
seems too thin, return to stove and reduce.
Slice the baguette in 1/4-inch slices and toast until golden
Mix the aioli with the cayenne and paprika. It should be spicy.
To serve, pour the soup into hot bowls and serve with the croutons, rouille,
grated Gruyere cheese and chopped parsley on the side.
Right now I would be looking for something lighter! :-)