Fish and Games a Recipe for Boulettes de Poisson à la Marsaillaise
This recipe is a play on words based the jeu (game) that appears to be at the heart and soul of many Provençaux – pétanque. Also know as boules, it is similar to bocce (bocchi) in Italy, but the old souls in Provence might never agree that the game has similar roots.
The game is a right of passage for many along with special rules and secret clubs:
The game of boules was my inspiration for this post jeux de boulettes.
The other “religion” in Provence is food, and one of the region’s top chefs Gérald Passedat (Michelin 3-star) highlights seafood and fresh, local ingredients in his book Flavors from the French Mediterranean. The following recipe for Boulettes de Poisson à la Marsaillaise is an adaptation of a dish by Gérald Passedat. He is a masterful chef with a focus on showcasing updated regional cuisine. The tasting menu at le Petit Nice (luxury hotel and restaurant in Marseille) is created with locally sourced seafood from start to finish.