Wednesday, August 12, 2009

salmon in lemon brodetto with pea puree

Some recipes need a long introduction. Whether it's because I've discovered a new ingredient that I want to share, averted a near kitchen disaster, or need to convince my intrepid readers to try something new, some recipes have a back story that becomes almost more important than the food itself.

This is not one of those recipes. Because all I really need to say about is this:
This is the best fish that I have ever cooked at home.

The lemon brodetto is light and tangy, the pea puree bright and sweet, and the salmon rich and buttery. Together, they create a restaurant worthy dish that made me gasp out loud the first time I tasted it. Had I not been absolutely exhausted from a long day of studying, I would have jumped down off of my bar stool and done a little dance around the kitchen. I made it again last week for a dinner party of five, and everyone agreed that it was stunningly good. So in the interest of letting the food speak for itself, all I'm going to say is make this dish. Soon. You won't be disappointed.

Salmon in Lemon Brodetto with Pea Puree
From Giada's Kitchen by Giada De Laurentiis
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