If you all have been reading my other blog, will know I have been on a Pesto trip ever since our trip to Liguria in September 2005. I brought back a few jars of delicious pesto alla genovese from a fantastic organic food market in Imperia. But you can also use the recipe, I also brought back from the Italian mama I dared to ask!
- Pesto alla Genovese
- 4 Salmon Steaks
- Sea salt & freshly ground pepper
- 1/2 lime for lime juice
- New potatoes
- Snow peas
- 1/2 onion chopped
- Frozen sweet corn
- Olive oil (preferably from Liguria)
- 300 ml Fish fond (Vegetable fond will also do)
- Creme Leger (which is low fat cream)
- Dried basel
Sprinkle sea salt and freshly ground pepper on the salmon steaks. Generously rub them with the pesto on both sides. Refrigerate overnight, not forgetting to cover tightly with cling film.
Wash the new potatoes with salty, warm water. In a steamer bring water to a boil and put the potatoes to steam for 15-20 minutes.
In the meantime, add some olive oil to a large pan. When the oil has heated up throw in the steaks and fry quickly on both sides for approx. 3-4 minutes. Add some of the fond and bring to the boil. Cover the pan and gently simmer for a further few minutes. Depending on the thickness of the steaks for approx. 6-8 minutes.
Take the steaks out, wrap in aluminum foil and keep warm. Turn up the heat and add the rest of the fond. Bring to a boil for a minute or so. Now once again reduce the heat and add the creme leger and let simmer until the sauce thickens. Make sure that the sauce does not boil again or else the cream will clot!
In another large pan, add a generous helping of olive oil. Gently fry the onions in the pan. Take the potatoes out of the steamer and add to the pan. Do not reduce the heat from the steamer, as you can put in the frozen corn and let those steam while you get the potatoes ready.
Toss the potatoes until covered in oil. Add salt and the dried basel. Saute until brown.
A minute or two before the corn is ready throw in the snow peas. Let them steam.
Serve on pre-warmed plates!
Yummy! This is definitely something I should make again. Soeri spooned the salmon, potatoes and corn in huge bites.