Wednesday, June 6, 2018

waterzooi -

Waterzooi is a classic stew from Flanders. His name is taken from the Dutch, "zooien" which means "to boil". Sometimes called Gentse Waterzooi (in Dutch) which refers to Ghent, a city in Belgium.

The original form is made of fish, either freshwater or sea, (viszooitje), though now chicken waterzooi (kippenwaterzooi) is more common. The most accepted theory is that the rivers in Ghent become very polluted and the fish there disappear.  The decoction is made from fish or chicken, vegetables including carrots, scallions and potatoes, herbs, eggs, cream and butter.

Typically, fish such as eels, spears, carp and bass are used. (Other fish such as cod, monkfish, or halibut can be used.) Gentse Waterzooi van Kip uses chicken, while Gentse Waterzooi van Tarbot 'uses turbot fish.
waterzooi -

Both chicken and fish versions both use egg yolks and a thick broth and are usually served as a soup with a baguette to absorb the liquid.