Here, Fishy, Fishy, Fishy (I've been watching too much Sesame Street)
Hooray! Simplest Breton Fish Soup (pg 96) has hopefully turned the tide of the mediocre meals that I've made this week. I wanted to use up some of the massive quantity of trout Matt brought home earlier this week, and this seemed like a good way to do it. The only problem is that this made a ton of food, and I didn't realize until I was done that it says in a sidebar that it doesn't reheat very well. I'll give it a shot anyway, because there's no way we could eat it all.
Just looking at it makes me happy.
This was muy muy tasty. Potatoes, onions, leeks, fish, and mussels. The broth was fresh and herby and delicious sopped up with bread. I couldn't figure out how to make a "bouquet garni," which was supposed to be herbs tied up with a leek green. No matter how thin I sliced it, the leek green broke when I tried to tie it. I gave up and just threw everything in the pot. I don't really understand what the point was of tying it up. Seems like an unnecessary step. Otherwise, this was easy and surprisingly filling. I was pretty stuffed after a bowl.
Conclusion: Liked this a lot.
Update: We reheated this for dinner last night, and it was just fine. The fish broke up into tiny pieces, but that was the only big difference.