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:
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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