For those of us who don't cook fish on a regular basis (and when we do, tend to stick to basics like tuna or salmon), the prospect can be a little intimidating. But that is no excuse to shy away from experimenting with a fish that is outside of your comfort zone.
Halibut is a lovely, flaky, mild white fish — a great base for bolder flavors. This recipe draws inspiration from Mediterranean flavors — sweet tomatoes, briny cured olives, fresh haricots vert, and tangy mustard vinaigrette. Healthy, easy weeknight dinner? Check.
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This warm salad of new potatoes, green beans, and endive, served topped with fried bacon, onions, and egg, is a Belgian specialty. Hearty and comforting, it's a complete meal in a bowl.
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When a salad graduates from an afterthought to a showpiece, chances are you’re talking Salade Niçoise.
Packed with flavor, it’s a light but complete meal that also sticks to your ribs. It’s perhaps my favorite dish to have on hot days.
Here I take the classic Provençal dish and serve it with grilled vegetables and a basil vinaigrette — all in celebration of summer’s exuberant flavors.
On a side note, although my Niçoise is fishless, grilled tuna steak would be a great addition to it.
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This recipe works best with the thin green beans commonly called haricots verts, but tender young green beans will do. Sautéing the haricots verts gives them a melt-in-your-mouth texture and nutty flavor.
Ingredients: 1 pound haricots verts (French beans) trimmed 3 tablespoons butter Salt to taste Steam the haricots for about 5 minutes until tender. Toss with butter and salt.This recipe yields 8 servings.