Preparation info
  • Makes 11 cups 2.75 l ) ;


    main-course servings
    • Difficulty


Appears in
Soup: A Way of Life

By Barbara Kafka

Published 1998

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Traditionally, the wine with which matelote is made depends on the region of France through which the river or stream in which they are found runs. Along the Loire, white wine is used and the eel is sometimes replaced by river fish, such as pike (if substituting, cook only 15 minutes). My strange combination of wines comes from what was open in my kitchen the day I developed this recipe. I liked the sweetness from some of the wine—it reinforced the sweetness of the onions. However, red wine