Friday, February 27, 2015
FFWD Riviera Fish Soup
I don't know what to say about this soup. On the one hand, the flavor really was great. On the other hand, it was absolutely painful to push through a food mill, and then throw away, a 28 dollar red snapper. I would have felt much better about this soup if my store had an inexpensive bin of "fish for soup," the way Dorie described. In hindsight, I probably should have just skipped the food mill and served the soup with chunks of fish (although I'm not sure what I would have done with the skin and bones in that scenario). I served this with salad, shrimp dumplings, salmon (was supposed to be for Charlotte, but we all shared), bread and quick-aoli (I was too tired to make my own, so I added lemon juice and garlic to store bought mayonnaise). Paul was still hungry after. Again, with a whole red snapper I was expecting more of a meal. This soup felt like a delicious starter. I'll be very curious to see what everyone else thought of the dish.