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French Style Fish Soup




Half of foundation soup base

2 cups fish stock

2 cloves minced garlic

4 medium size boiling potatoes, peeled and cut into inch dice

1 tsp saffron dissolved in 1tbs warm water

1 package (10 oz) frozen thawed petite peas

1 1 lbs fish fillets such as monkfish, halibut, or fresh tuna, cut inch cubes

Salt and Tabasco sauce

cup mayonnaise, mixed with cup pimentos




Bring base with fish stock and 1 clove garlic to a simmer.  Add potatoes, cover and simmer 15 minutes.  Add half of saffron, peas and fish and simmer gently for 5 minutes or until fish is cooked through.  Season to taste with salt and Tabasco.  Meanwhile, combine the mayonnaise with remaining garlic and saffron.  Stir into soup, if you wish.


Yeild: 4 servings