Tuesday, November 27, 2012
When I was at a friend’s house before Thanksgiving, she told me about a swordfish dish she had made recently. She gave me some homemade pesto and e-mailed the recipe that afternoon. I tried it last night. So good!
I just watched the Cuisinart video again and they did use salmon. (An aside is that swordfish worked well, too!) 1.) They took a bunch of potato slices and placed them in the center of an oiled piece of tinfoil. 2.) Spread about a TBS. or so of pesto on top of the potatoes. 3.) Place a piece of salmon on top of the potatoes. Salt and pepper the salmon first. 4.) Then more pesto on top of the salmon. 5.) They said bake at 400 degrees for 18 minutes. (I baked my swordfish at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes, and that worked fine. Of course I didn't use potatoes or pesto. I used asparagus. It might take longer for the potatoes?) Enjoy! I love the casual approach to recipes. You know, where the recipe is merely some good suggestions rather than hard and fast rules. I did follow this one fairly closely, but I added a slice of sweet onion over the potatoes. I have a tendency to overcook fish, but this was just about perfectly done—tender and moist. And baking it in foil wrap—no mess at all. Love that.
Fresh caught, wild…the best.
Are you a strict recipe follower?