Last night I got together with my friends at the countryside and i made a soup that had been on my mind long time...the french classic Bouillabasse is something that i have adored.
I went to Hakaniemi market in Helsinki and grapped from there what i saw to be inspiring for the night
so i used for soup for 6 person
400 g salmon,
150g smoked clams
4 small onions
5 clove of garlic
4 leafs of kale
1/2 green pepper
1/2 red pepper
small fingersize gingember
3 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon sahram
200g tomato puree
400g smashed tomatos (fresh or in can)
1 l water
3dl white wine
1/2 dl fish sauce
1/2 dl mirin sauce
Chopped all the veggies, cut garlic, onion and ginger. Put the pan on the heat, add olive oil and butter once melt add onions, wait until golden and then add all the veggies. (NOT YET GARLIC AND GINGER :) )
Fry them for a while on a medium heat. Add little bit of salt and pepper.
Add 1 L water. Let them boil until al dente.
Then add tomato puree. Let it mingle a bit and then add smashed tomatos.
And then the show really starts...
cut the fish and add it to soup
let it boil max 5 min
wash the clams (always make they are fresh)
add them to the soup
again let boil for 5 min
add the smoke clams.Now lets spice it up!
add garlic, ginger, fish sauce, pepper, mirin sauce, sahram, white wine and at very last basilic.
let it dance in medium heat for 5 minutes.
Make sure the flavors are in balance...
light some candels, open the wine and if the music hasnt been on before, please remember to press to play now to some soulsoothing music! :)
and now serve some love on the table
ps excuses for the candle lighten photo.. the dinner was so lovely that i completly forgot that i was suppose to take the photo... so this one was at the end of the dinner