Category: Seafood

21st August 2013

Dieppe sole

We regularly go to the port town of Dieppe. It I not too far from Paris, especially from our corner in the Yvelines, and you can buy fish almost straight from the boats. We also meet friends there. In French cooking, the name of Dieppe is linked to sole. A fish that once swam in abundance near the coast there. Just across the Channel, the […]

4th August 2013

Grilled sea bass

Another simple Summer recipe with fish. I bought a sea bass from the fishmonger’s. Usually they come in various sizes with different prices for farmed fish, fish caught with nets or with lines. The last are the best and most expensive. I only needed one fish for two people and the line-fish were too large. The fishmonger wanted to clean the fish but I declined. […]

12th November 2012

Halibut and scallops

We went to the market in Dieppe where you can buy fish almost straight from the boats. The scallop season is in full swing and we decided to buy a few kilos, as well as a halibut that looked nice. The prices in Dieppe are two-thirds of what we pay in our town, but it is a bit of a journey just for some fish. […]

8th November 2012

Risotto with sea urchins and clams

I saw ‘oursins’ on the market, sea urchins. They look like spiky purple balls. Usually the fish monger has opened one up to show the orange “tongues” that are eaten. This way you can see the freshness. As with all sea food, the further away from the water, the more perishable it is. Some people eat them raw, some with eggs, I made a risotto. […]

30th October 2012

Sea bass with seafood

Several people have asked for the recipe of the dish that I used on top of my Facebook page. It is a picture I took for my entry in the “Tous en Cuisine” contest. I had to submit a recipe for a “plat salée” with a picture. At first I was at loss about what a salty dish was but in turned out the opposite […]