Provençal Fish Soup by Chef Alain Giraud

Chef Alain Giraud from Anisette came on board yesterday to fish with vast trays of petits pain au chocolats and croissants (the very same that appeared on Jonathan Gold’s 99 things to eat before you die). The baker Noubar Yessayan, his pastry chef at Anisette, had to get up two hours early in order to have the pastries ready in time for the early morning boat trip.

As well as getting the first catch of the day on his new rod – purchased for the trip – he was also unfortunately stung by a scorpion fish. The fins of this prickly fish carry poisonous venom. Giraud was helping untangle someone else’s line when the injury occured. He had to spend some time with his finger dipped in the hottest coffee – LA Mill of course – that he could endure.

Giraud joked that his injury was life threatening. “Will he die Mummy?” Asked Rémy.

He didn’t die and instead went home and after what he called his “Necessary nap” emailed this recipe for the fish that had stung him. Could we call it Chef’s revenge of sorts?

 

Provençal Fish Soup by Chef Alain Giraud.

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