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    Famed chef and "Top Chef" judge Eric Ripert gives up the secret to the fish soup he serves at his renowned NYC restaurant, Le Bernardin.

    Ingredients

    • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
    • 2 large heads garlic, cloves smashed and peeled, plus 1/2 clove garlic, peeled
    • 1 medium onion, peeled, halved lengthwise, and thinly sliced
    • 2 stalks celery, thinly sliced
    • 1 medium carrot, peeled and thinly sliced
    • 1 medium fennel bulb, thinly sliced crosswise
    • 1 small bay leaf
    • 2 segments from 1 star anise
    • 1 teaspoon fennel seeds
    • 2 teaspoons saffron threads
    • 1 piece orange peel, 1 1/2-inch square
    • 5 sprigs fresh flat-leaf parsley
    • 1 cup best-quality tomato paste
    • 2 large tomatoes, cut into large dice
    • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt, plus more to taste
    • 1/2 cup dry white wine
    • 5 cups Fumet for Le Bernardin Fish Soup Fumet for Le Bernardin Fish Soup
    • 9 pounds small, white, non-oily fish (such as red snapper or bass), cleaned, deboned, and heads removed, each fish cut across into 4 or 5 pieces (leaving about 6 pounds fish)
    • Pinch of cayenne pepper
    • Freshly ground white pepper
    • 18 half-inch-thick slices French baguette
    • 1 1/2 cups Gruyere cheese, finely grated

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    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 6
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 223 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 14 g 21.1%
    • Saturated Fat: 6 g 29.01%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 30 mg 9.9%
    • Sodium: 738 mg 30.77%
    • Calcium: 298 mg 29.8%
    • Potassium: 488 mg 13.95%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 2 mg 9.98%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 12 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 2 g 8.5%
    • Sugar: 5 g
    • Protein: 11 g
    • Alcohol: 2 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 1 g
    • Vitamin A 19.59%
    • Vitamin C 17.95%
    • Vitamin D 1.62%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat2
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables2
    • Exchange - Lean Meat1
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy1 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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