Sunday, July 29, 2007

Summer Fish Salad

What is going on with summer this year? It's sweltering hot one day and uncomfortably cool and pouring down with rain the next. In fact, it has been raining so much lately that I got myself a pair of bright pink wellington boots. If you, too, are sick of arriving at work/home with you favourite shoes soaked I highly recommend you have a look at Of course, I really hope that summer is real wherever you live in which case I this you might want to try this summer fish salad.

Summer fish salad (serves 2)

  • 300g fish fillets, cut into chunks
  • juice of one lemon
  • salt and white pepper for the fish
  • 500g green beans, blanched and cooled (any variety works fine)
  • 12 cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • 1 heaped teaspoon french mustard
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped chervil
  • salt and pepper
Drizzle the fish with the lemon juice and sparingly season with salt and freshly ground white pepper. Cook the fish in a steam basket until done. Set aside and let cool a bit. Put the beans and tomatoes in a large bowl. Stir the mustard, vinegar, oil, chervil and salt and pepper together to make the dressing. Add to the vegetables, reserving a little bit for the fish. Toss carefully until the beans and tomatoes are coated. Divide between two plates. Arrange the fish fillets on top and drizzle with the remaining dressing. Serve with a glass of well-chilled fruity white wine if you like. Pour yourself a glass of well-chilled white wine and tuck in.

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