I'm always veganizing recipes that I love...so...I'm working my way
through all of the amazing recipes in Julia Child's
Mastering the Art of French Cooking...
...making a Vegan Version of each one...... sometimes successfully - sometimes not...Recipe Count 290/524 (from Julie's count)...but really 659

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

BOUILLABAISE

...so this is basically the VEGAN SOUPE DE POISSON...with a bunch of pieces of fish in it...

...Julia says that you can make the production as 'dramatic' as you want...I love her enthusiasm...
...so for my chunks of fish/shellfish...I got some Sophies filets...and some vegan shrimp...I've had the vegan shrimp before...kind of 'straight up'...and it was a little bit weird...the texture was a bit too chewy...or something...anyway...just a bit weird...so I'm hoping for better things in this soup...
...so basically....you make the soupe de poisson...I used a strip of sushi nori for a sea-like flavor...texture didn't matter because it's strained...
...and strain it...Julias says it should be delicious at this point so it will need no fussing later...
...then you add your vegan fish pieces...
...and bring it back rapidly to the boil...
...then immediately lift out the fish...and arrange the pieces on a platter...
...spoon a ladleful of the soup over the fish pieces...
...and serve the soup over a round of french bread...
...top with Rouille...
...and let each person choose which pieces of vegan fish/shellfish they want to add to their bowl...

Substitutions:

Vegan fish for the fish...we used Sophies...but there's a new Gardein Fishless filet that we want to try...
Vegan shrimp for the shellfish...ours came from SDA store... Sushi Nori for more ocean flavor...

Recipe here: Mastering the Art of French Cooking pp. 52-53