Friday, March 13, 2009

Summer Preview

It's still a few days until spring, but last night was a preview of summer, though everything was done indoors. Above is a pan seared halibut fillet with a pan sauce of white wine, butter and fresh parsley. This was the first good halibut of the season. The salad is farrotto Nicoise. The wine was a 2007 Burgans Albarino, crisp, tart and refreshing.

The farrotto is one of my favorite summer dishes and is full of cooked farro, green beans, tomatoes, tuna, Nicoise olives, hard boiled egg and shallots all dressed with a sauce of olive oil and lemon juice. It's a true meal unto itself.

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