1 tomato, peeled seeded and chopped, 50ml coconut milk, 50g kimchi
leaves(sliced), Juice of 1 lemon or Pasties (optional), Salt, freshly
ground pepper, 50ml olive oil
1 Fillet the scorpion fish. Do not remove the skin. Cut the fillets of each fish in 4 pieces. Peel the jumbo shrimp. Set aside. Reserve
the head and bones of the scorpion fish and the jumbo shrimp heads.
2, 3 BOUILLON : Heat the olive oil in a saucepan and sweat the onion,
garlic and kimchi. Add the tomato paste, the anise seeds and star anise, then the scorpion fish heads. Pour enough water into the
saucepan to barely cover its contents. Add some salt, a pinch of saffron and the sprig of thme. Simmer for 20 minutes, skimming frequently.
Strain through a china cap(chinois). Return the strained bouilon to the heat and reduce by one-third. Peel the potatoes. Cut each
one into a cylinder shape. Slice evenly 3~4mm thick. Cook in boiling salted water. Set aside.
4,5,6 Stuffed Lettuce "Calm Morning": Separate the lettuce
leaves and blanch. Refresh in cold water. Drain. Put the olive oil into the saucepan and heat over medium heat. Add the sliced daikon
radish, leek, kimchi, onion and a pinch of sugar. Cook until the mixture reduces to compote. Stuff the blanched lettuce leaves with
this mixture. Set aside.
7,8 Pour the reduced bouilon into a blender. Add the tomato, coconut
milk, kimchi leaf and the lemon juice ( or Pastie). Process until emulsified and frothy. Strain through a china cap (chinois). Rectify
the seasoning. The bouilon must remain frothy.
9 Steam the stuffed lettuce leaves and the potatoes to reheat.
10 At the last moment, heat 50 ml of oil in a fying pan. Add the
jumbo shrimps and quickly pan fry, remove and add the pieces of filleted fish, skin side down only. Season. Serve the bouillabaisse
in shallow bowls with stuffedd lettuce leaves, fish pieces and shrimps.