Bourride Sètoise - Provence Fish Soup With Aïoli
60 mins (prep 15, cooking 45)
14 ingredients
6-8 servings
Bourride is a classic Mediterranean fish stew or soup, which is much less complicated and expensive to make than bouillabaisse. There are various local variations, this version originates from Sète, where they make it with monkfish & no other type of fish is added; however, in Marseille they use a mixture of any firm white fish. Some people serve the broth on its own, followed by the fish and vegetables with boiled potatoes and aïoli. Another way of serving it is to put slices of French bread in bowls and pour the soup over them. However, this version is slightly more restrained and elegant! There is a local myth that says, when the Greek gods got bored with Olympus they came to Marseille to eat bourride, this being the only food that was fit for the gods! Don't be put off by the amount of garlic that goes into it, the soup itself tastes creamy rather than garlicky, and it's up to you how much aïoli you spread on your bread! This is a much adapted recipe taken from one of my favourite French cookbooks, "La Cuisine du Sud - Poissons et Fruits de Mer" This quantity serves 6-8 people, with copious amounts of French bread & aïoli.....oh yes, don't forget the Pastis too!

Categories:  served-hot , <-60-mins , tomato , fish , comfort-food , taste~mood , soups-&-stews , french , time-to-make , lunch~snacks , european , presentation , chowders , saltwater-fish , vegetable ,
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Serving Size (7.22 g)
Servings 6
Amount per Serving
Calories 10.29 Calories from Fat 0.36
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.04g 0.4%
Saturated Fat 0.01g 0.26%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 1.23mg 0.31%
Total Carbohydrate 2.29g 4.58%
Dietary Fiber 0.2 g 4.73%
Sugars 0.06 g %
Protein 0.44g 5.32%
Vitamin A 20.69IU% Vitamin C 2.74mg%
Calcium 13.52mg% Iron 0.19mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
firm white fish fillets, salt and black pepper