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Roy

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Bouillabaisse Mon, 11/3/03 6:06 PM (permalink)
Does anyone know of any restaurants in New England that serve a great, or at least very good bouillabaise.
There is frequently an argument whether the dish should contain fennel. My opinion is that it should be present in very small quantities or not at all.
Any suggestions for locations to try it where it is a specialty would be appreciated.
 
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    Mayhaw Man

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    RE: Bouillabaisse Mon, 11/3/03 6:19 PM (permalink)
    I am sorry I do not know much about soup on New England, but I bet someone here does.

    I just wanted to comment on how much I enjoy seeing Bouillabaise stuck in between "favorite hog parts" and "chicken fried steak". What a diverse little group we are

    edited because I am too stupid to spell bouillabaise
     
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      KokomoJoe

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      RE: Bouillabaisse Mon, 11/3/03 7:52 PM (permalink)
      Roy: In Provincetown MA there is a restaurant called "Napi's"! The bouliabase is the BEST!!! So is everything else! If you're really going to go there I'll send more details! Happy eating! KokomoJoe
       
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        seafarer john

        RE: Bouillabaisse Mon, 11/3/03 9:27 PM (permalink)
        For what it's worth, James Beard does not include fennel in his bouillabaise, but he does include it in what he calls " Aigo-sau", a south of France fish soup similar to Bouillabaise . I cant find his
        aigo-sau in any other of my cook books. Makes me wonder what that would translate to in English?
         
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          M&M

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          RE: Bouillabaisse Mon, 11/3/03 10:33 PM (permalink)
          quote:
          Originally posted by seafarer john

          For what it's worth, James Beard does not include fennel in his bouillabaise, but he does include it in what he calls " Aigo-sau", a south of France fish soup similar to Bouillabaise . I cant find his
          aigo-sau in any other of my cook books. Makes me wonder what that would translate to in English?


          Accoding to the google search I did, egg soup. I couldn't get the url to work so I copied the text and pasted below.

          aïgo sau of iou (egg soup)

          This soup is called soup with egg (literal translation of aigo-sau of iou) or one-eyed bouillabaisse. I propose here a receipt slightly different from that given traditionally.




          ingredients for 4 people:
          3 leeks, 3 average onions, 8 cloves of garlic, some chicken ornaments, 2 tomatos wall, 4 eggs, 8 sections of farmhouse bread, 2 sheets of bay-tree, parsley, salt, pepper, olive oil

          receipt:
          Wash vegetables. Peel and émincez onions and the white of leek. Clean, épépinez and crush tomatos. In a pot put olive oil; make sweat onions then the leeks and then the tomatos. Reserve.

          Make return slightly the poultry ornaments. Put in a pot 2 liters of water and the poultry then carry to boiling. Foam. Add the bay-tree, the vegetables, pepper, salt, leave mijoter until complete cooking, (the vegetables must be quite tender). Add parsley, rectify the seasoning.
          Peel and dégermez garlic then cross out of discs and make gild in olive oil.
          Pass the bubble and pour on well gilded garlic.

          Poach eggs at the last time in soup with very soft fire during 3 minutes. At the time of being used lay out in each plate a section as bread gilded with the furnace; place poached egg above and largely sprinkle bubble.




          return
           
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            Roy

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            RE: Bouillabaisse Mon, 11/3/03 11:25 PM (permalink)
            Thanks for the info on Napi's KokomoJoe. Looked at the menu on their web site and it looks like a definite must try. Will be there in the spring. If you have had the bouillabaisse, please reply as to whether it is of the fennel laden type.
            If they know how to do seafood right anywhere, P'town should be one of the places.
            Mattakeese Wharf in Barnstable does a very respectable rendition of the dish.....probably the best I have found on the Cape
             
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              KokomoJoe

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              RE: Bouillabaisse Tue, 11/4/03 6:44 AM (permalink)
              Roy: I don't recall fennel at all in the bouliabase at Napi's and neither does hubby! In fact we can't remember a fennel flavor in ANY bouliabase we've had anywhere! But...maybe that's the trick...to have that subtle "indescribable" flavor in something and not know what it is but you know it shuld be there! Hope I'm making sense here! LOL Happy eating! KokomoJoe
               
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                seafarer john

                RE: Bouillabaisse Tue, 11/4/03 10:10 AM (permalink)
                M&M: Would you please provide a translation of that recipe?
                 
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                  M&M

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                  RE: Bouillabaisse Tue, 11/4/03 11:29 AM (permalink)
                  quote:
                  Originally posted by seafarer john

                  M&M: Would you please provide a translation of that recipe?


                  Sorry, that's the best I can do. I stuck aigosau into Google and came up with a French site which my Bill Gates special purported to translate and that was it.
                   
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                    lleechef

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                    RE: Bouillabaisse Tue, 11/4/03 12:27 PM (permalink)
                    Bill Gates can't translate for BEANS!! That's the craziest receipt j'ai ever vu.
                     
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