La mer. French sea dishes ( compilation)

Menu to navigate in the sea of French main dishes…

papillote de crystal saumon et pomélo (salmon papillote)
papillote de poisson (white fish)
papillote de poisson vanillée (vanilla fish)

Winter bouillabaisse
Summer bouillabaisse
aioli aux pommes de terre nouvelles (with cod fish)
bourride de limande et amaguri
fish cassoulet
choucroute de la mer (seafood Sauerkraut)

morue parmentière (cod and potatoes)
effeuillée de morue parmentière (cod and potato gratin)

calamars au vin (wine stewed calamari)
calamar à l’armoricaine (calamari stew)

carpaccio de daurade au pamplemousse (grapefruit marinated fish)
pétoncles à la nage (mini scallop soup)
ormeaux au beurre (buttered abalone)
salade tahitienne (Tahitian raw fish)
féroce d’avocat (avocado cod)

sole meunière
Mediterranean grilled fish
saumon vapeur aux algues (steamed salmon)
daurade flambée au pastis (anise baked fish)

Bourride de limande et hamaguri

Let’s go to Provence with a bourride.

That’s the yellow cousin of bouillabaisse.

The particularity is it is flavored and served with aïoli sauce.

Filets of flounder, marinating with green yuzu lime…

The big pot.

First a plate of soup.

Then vegetables and shellfish (hamaguri, orient clams).

And the flounder fish (limande).

Some more aïoli.

Aïoli aux pommes de terres nouvelles

Second round of the series of potato salads.
Aïoli was a party meal, with the intention of enjoying the last veggies of the old season and some seafood. It seems that was usually for Winter, before Lent maybe. Now people enjoy it at any season.
A grand aïoli is a big party, with many items, more seafood. Let’s make it small and centered around the new potatoes.

The soul of the aïoli is the sauce.
Ail is garlic, and huile is oil in French so that sounds logical. In Occitan language, aïoli is garlic oil. So just pasted garlic and olive oil, a little salt. Traditionnally.
It is not well, but some add an egg yolk. I did, because it requires a certain hand skill, training to be able to mount the sauce without egg.
I also added lemon juice and a little saffron. Little, cheating…

Steamed new potatoes. Tender, good to eat with the skin.

Cod fish, poached in a broth of laurel leaves.

Everything is steamed of boiled. The zucchini cubes and cooked in herbs and garlic oil were a leftover.

Present the tray with the hot ingredients, and the sauce.