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fruits de mer

shellfish

Assiette de fruit de mer in Arcachon (Südwest-Frankreich)
Datum: 16.05.2014
Urheber: M. Pfeiffer alias Gordito1869
Quelle: Privates Fotoarchiv des Urhebers

Fruits de mer means both coquillages (shellfish) and crustacés (crustaceans). Together on a plateau de fruits de mer they are one of the glories of staying on the French coast. When arranged in a pyramid style on the seafood platter it is called a buisson (bush).

Classic ingredients include langouste, homard, tourteau or araignée de mer (for the very large fancy platters), and crevettes and langoustines for the smaller ones, plus huitres, moules, palourdes, bigorneaux, bulots, praires, coques and oursins.

Fish and seafood

Text © Dana Facaros

Image by Gordito1869