Last week we enjoyed:
- Old Fashioned Baked Macaroni and Cheese
- Roasted Halibut with Grapefruit Fennel Salsa
- Chicken Breasts Bordelaise
- Easy Slow Cooker Beef Stew
Notice the addition of garlic mashed potatoes.
I saw the recipe for these creamy dollops of lusciousness yesterday at Simply Recipes and knew they would go perfectly with this dish.
And I was right.
They were amazing.
As were the peas.
I am about to use the words "pea" and "puree" frequently over the next few paragraphs. I tried to edit myself - even throwing in a little francais for sparkle - but there was no getting around it.
The pea, and the puree, want to be heard.
Although I have never actually had (or made) pea puree before, I watch enough Top Chef to know this luscious looking emerald green concoction was something I would eventually want to try.
Especially after the Pea Puree "incident" of season 7.
For those not familiar with the show, there was quite the bru ha ha raging over a puree that may or may not have been stolen.
I don't have a lot of excitement in my life so I take it where I find it - even on Top Chef.
And now that I've actually had Le Puree de Pois, I understand what all the fuss is about.
Talk about the perfect pairing with salmon!
Not only that, it was very easy to make.
You just take a bowl full of fresh mint, peas, salt, pepper, and garlic...
And puree in a blender with a half cup of extra virgin olive oil slowly drizzled in.
As an aside, the leftover puree makes an awesome green goddess style dip the next day with a little sour cream added.
(my husband may or may not have used it as chip dip)
To rave review, I might add.
The rest of the recipe was every bit as good, and the lemon brodetto is something I will make again to go with other dishes or perhaps even as the base to soup.
The original recipe calls for shallots, but I didn't have any - so I substituted green onion and it tasted just fine.
I can be crazy like that sometimes.
What I liked the most about this elegant looking dish was its simplicity.
It was straightforward, easy to make, and full of easy to find ingredients that created a spectacular party on the palette.
Which is what everyone should have on an early spring evening in March.
Don't you think?
Salmon in Lemon Brodetto with Pea Puree, compliments of Giada De Laurentiis.
A deliciously zesty way to start the week!
Lyndsay Wells is a professional trainer, writer, and program developer with a passion for food and cooking. She is an award winning recipe developer, and a website ambassador for Kraft Foods Canada. Lyndsay believes cooking should be approachable and easy and has great tips and ideas for putting together sophisticated looking dishes that cooks of all levels can accomplish.
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