Let’s Go! Part IV

On the subject of food, meals aboard Le Boreal were outstanding creations made from fresh and local ingredients that Chef Alain Morville and staff purchased at every stop between Portugal and France.

At this market, we will go along.  Like most European markets, it is a visual delight filled with edibles and flowers.

Why is it that abundant arrays of just brought in produce are so much more seductive than carefully arranged grocery store bins?

Look, there is the  cabbage used in the green cabbage soup that we tasted yesterday and lots of dried beans that are sure to be used creatively by the chef.

The fish market is something else altogether and for the first few minutes is a challenge to the sense of smell!

Some of the fish are unfamiliar, but there is no question about all being fresh.

They may be bought whole

or prepared to order by skilled hands. Now, this is a job at which I wouldn’t be very adept!

Some fishes have quite wonderful colors.  These I can see in one of my handwoven scarves, perhaps one for a man.  One never knows from where inspiration will come!

Aboard ship, here are some of the dishes prepared with fresh seafood:


Seafood soup…yum

Paella made with a combination of shrimp, mussels and chicken

The mussels are rope raised on these platforms off the coast of Spain and are absolutely delicious.  

There’s just nothing better than fresh seafood which can be prepared in so many flavorful dishes.  Here, paella was my favorite.  Which is yours?

Thanks for traveling and tasting with me today.  Do come back tomorrow for another adventure.

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9 thoughts on “Let’s Go! Part IV

  1. What an amazing selection. Thank you for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    – The Tablescaper

  2. Oh, that looks like such a wonderful market. Thank you so much for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    shelia 😉

  3. European Markets are such a treat to see (although not always a treat to smell 🙂 Fun to see and taste flavors & textures of a country! What fun your trip must have been!

  4. What a fun experience…made even more so by accompanying the chef to the markets.

  5. What fun! Thank you for taking us on this adventure with you! 😀

    Your line of, “…just brought in produce are so much more seductive than carefully arranged grocery store bins” is so very true! I often think this when I need something from the store after just attending our local farmers’ market.

    1. Farmers markets are the best, more expensive perhaps, but I like becoming acquainted with the hands that provide the bounty.

  6. This looks like a wonderful market in which to browse and shop. I was fascinated by the pink colored curled fish –not sure what that was? The fish cowder looked delicious!

    1. I have no idea what that fish was and kinda hope I didn’t eat one!

  7. shirley@housepitalitydesigns April 29, 2012 — 8:43 am

    Wow…everything looks so wonderful…I would say I have to stick with the “fish” as I am allergic to shellfish :(….Yes, fresh seafood is so wonderful!…Looking forward to the next adventure!!!

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