Mediterranean Fish Soup

Tags: French, soup
A superbly flavoured French soup.
. 16 steps
6-8 lb lean fish chop Cook fish in hot soup just before serving. Pour soup over fish in bowls.
fish stock
1/4 lb onions chop   Cook slowly 5 minutes or until tender Strain soup
3oz leek chop
1/4 pt olive oil
4 cloves garlic crush Stir in, cook over moderate heat 5 minutes
small tin tomatoes
3 1/2 pt water   Cook uncovered, at a moderate boil, 30 minutes
6 parsley sprigs
1 bay leaf
1/2 teaspoon thyme
1/8 teaspoon fennel
pinch saffron
2 inch piece orange peel
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon salt
3-4 lb fish trimmings
1 potato   Reserve potato and 3 tablespoons of soup Mash Serve separately
1oz tinned pimento
1 teaspoon tabasco
4 cloves garlic
1 teaspoon basil   Add gradually
4 tablespoons olive oil