This week's recipe for salmon with basil tapenade was
an excellent choice and quite simple to prepare. I prepared
two salmon filets and halved the rest of the ingredients.
I used basil from my containers on the patio,
(that those cute rabbits left for me) and it was delicious.
Even though I cut all the ingredients in half, I forgot about
the lemon. Not only did I not cut the lemon portion in half, I added
it all at once to the tapenade instead of saving some of it for the
sauce. As I mixed the tapenade and basil with the juice I knew it was
a bit too soupy.
Since my frying pan can go into the oven, I seared it on top of the
stove as instructed and then into the oven. It really turned out well,
the flavors of the tapenade and basil were excellent. Even the
extra amount of lemon was not too overpowering.
Hubby said he would like to see this recipe again and since we both
love salmon, that is definitely a possibility.
Nana came to the rescue - I thought it would still be LYL vacation
....so had not gotten the ingredients (or made dish) before heading
to work today. She covered me on the tapenade, her amazing
fresh basil and the lemon. All I had to do was pick up a salmon and I
couldn't even do that correctly :) Actually the store had "Steelhead fillet"
which I initially thought was salmon. When I saw the salmon I preferred
the look of the Steelhead so took the risk. Glad I did.
My husband and available taste-testing son went nuts.
This was quite the hit in our house and it exactly the reason we
enjoy FFWD so much- not that much exertion, always an adventure,
great flavors and we get a kick out of getting everyone's feedback.
Happy French Friday and see everyone next week........