Brittany Mackerel Soup
Brittany mackerel soup is a French regional recipe. Brittany is located on the western coast of France where there is an abundance of fresh seafood.
3 pounds mackerel
2 onions, chopped
1 garlic clove, crushed
3 tablespoons butter or margarine
6 potatoes, peeled and diced
10 cups water
2 bay leaves
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram
1/4 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley
2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- Cut mackerel into chunks, set aside.
- In a large kettle, melt butter, and sauté chopped onions and crushed garlic clove until tender. Add peeled and diced potatoes, water, bay leaves, thyme,marjoram, chopped parsley, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil.
- Add the mackerel and reduce the heat to medium. Cook, covered, for about 25 minutes, or until the mackerel and potatoes are tender. Remove and discard the bay leaves.
Makes 8 servings.