An ancient French legend says that this fish soup goddess Aphrodite prepared to her lover in order to give him strength and energy for the whole day.
Provencal fish soup or bouillabaisse is a traditional French dish, which in the evenings fishermen enjoyed with their families after a long day at sea. The locals call the dish a cheap soup, as it was prepared from the remains of fish that were not sold on the market during the day.
Usually the broth is cooked on the basis of a dozen simple seafood. However, in the luxurious restaurants of Marseilles you can find bouillabaisse with lobsters and shrimps.
How to do?
1. According to local residents, the most delicious bouillabaisse are cooked in small cafes along the coast. There it is brewed in its original form.
2. Try the fish soup only hot with crispy French baguettes and Provencal garlic sauce (considered an integral part of bouillabaisse dish).
The cost of soup will depend on the price of its ingredients. It can range from €7 to €60 per dish.
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