SALMON WITH DILL-PISTACHIO PISTOU
Makes 4 servings
1/3 cup chopped fresh dill
1/3 cup finely chopped green onions (about 2)
1/2 cup shelled natural pistachios, toasted and finely chopped
1/4 cup pistachio oil or extra virgin olive oil
salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
1 1/2 tablespoons pistachio oil or extra virgin olive oil
2 yellow (or orange) bell peppers, cut into 1/2-inch strips
1 pound sugar snap peas, trimmed, strings removed
1 garlic clove, minced
1/4 cup water
4 (6-ounce) salmon fillets
1. Mix pistou ingredients in a medium bowl. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Can be made 2 hours ahead; let stand at room temperature.
2. Heat 1/2 tablespoon oil in heavy large skillet over medium-high heat. Add peppers and sauté until beginning to soften, about 2 minutes. Add snap peas, garlic, and 1/4 cup water; sprinkle with salt. Sauté until vegetables are just tender and water evaporates, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in 1 rounded tablespoon pistou. Transfer vegetables to platter; tent with foil to keep warm. Reserve skillet (do not clean).
3. Heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil in reserved skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle salmon with salt and pepper. Place salmon, skin side down, in skillet; cook until skin is crisp, about 3 minutes. Turn salmon and cook until almost opaque in center, about 3 minutes longer. Arrange salmon fillets over vegetables on platter. Spoon some pistou down center of each fillet and serve, passing remaining pistou alongside.
barely adapted from Bon Appétit, August 2009 by Jeanne Thiel Kelley
|big bunch of fresh dill from the farmer's market|
|chopping scallions (they're not finely chopped yet)|
|chopped pistachios (I pulsed them in the food processor, |
that's why they're not very evenly chopped)
|all the pistou ingredients mixed|
|orange and yellow pepper strips|
|sugar snap peas, trimmed|
|peppers in the pan|
I didn't make pistachio oil (because I hadn't planned
ahead, so it didn't have time to sit overnight). I can
only imagine the awesome flavor boost if you do make it.
|sugar snap peas, garlic and water added|
|adding some pistou to the vegetables|
|vegetables mixed with pistou|
|salmon fillets in the pan|