La Mère Germaine Restaurant : specialities of fish and seafood at Villefranche sur mer

Since 1936
Specialities of fish and seafood



La Bouillabaisse

La Belle Bouillabaisse' in two services is one of La Mère Germaine's great specialities. We take very special care in each step, from preparation to service (minimum two people).

Ingredients :

  • tomato paste,
  • onions,
  • garlic,
  • saffron,
  • fennel,
  • celery,
  • herbs of Provence,
  • salt,
  • pepper,
  • olive oil,
  • white wine,
  • Pastis (anise-flavoured alcoholic beverage),
  • small rock fish.


The recipe of "la Bouillabaisse"

The ingredients are sautéed in olive oil in a large frying pan and well mixed. The tomato paste adds the acid touch necessary for the soup.

Stir the fish for approximately 15 minutes to obtain a smooth consistency. That's when you add the white wine, then, after reducing, cover the fish entirely with water.

Simmer for approximately 1 hour.
Then blend the soup, strain it and place on the burner again. The final seasoning with Pastis, saffron, salt and pepper is added after skimming the soup.

The fish, prawns, potatoes and mussels are cooked in court-bouillon prepared from fish stock for 10 to 15 minutes, according to their size.

The fish are then arranged in a dish surrounded by the prawns, mussels and potatoes to be presented to our customers, accompanied by a tureen to keep the fish soup warm.

The fish are filleted in the dining room in front of our customers to remove all bones that might deter from their eating pleasure.

The fish fillets, prawns, mussels and potatoes are arranged in a dish kept warm, since the service involves two successive steps.

The soup is poured over the fish fillets, prawns, mussels and potatoes arranged in a soup dish.

With a 'Mère Germaine' bib around your neck, all your senses will be stimulated as you prepare to savour this delectable recipe. La Belle Bouillabaisse is ready.
Bon appétit !

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Quai Courbet - 06230 Villefranche sur Mer
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