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Poached Arctic Char with Basil-Tarragon Mayonnaise

Poached Arctic Char with  Basil-Tarragon Mayonnaise

This herbaceous aioli is also terrific spooned over simply prepared vegetables, such as boiled new potatoes or roasted ramps.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon mustard powder
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1/4 cup fresh tarragon leaves plus 2 sprigs
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil plus more for serving
  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt plus more
  • 6 6-ounce arctic char steaks, each about 1 1/4-inch thick
  • 2 bunches asparagus (about 1 1/2 pounds), trimmed
  • Flaky sea salt (such as Maldon)

Recipe Preparation

  • Blend egg yolks, lemon juice, and mustard powder in a blender. Add basil and 1/4 cup tarragon. With machine running, drizzle in 3/4 cup oil; blend until smooth. Transfer mayonnaise to a small bowl, cover, and chill.

  • Combine tarragon sprigs, garlic, 2 tablespoons kosher salt, and 6 cups water in a large deep, lidded skillet and bring to a boil. Add fish, cover, and remove skillet from heat. Let stand until fish is just opaque in the center, 6-8 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, cook asparagus in a large pot of boiling salted water until crisp-tender, about 3 minutes; drain.

  • Serve fish with asparagus; top with mayonnaise, drizzle with some oil, and sprinkle with sea salt.

  • DO AHEAD: Mayonnaise can be made 2 days ahead. Keep chilled.

Recipe by April Bloomfield,Photos by Michael Graydon Nikole Herriott

Nutritional Content

6 servings, 1 serving contains: Calories (kcal) 570 Fat (g) 45 Saturated Fat (g) 7 Cholesterol (mg) 145 Carbohydrates (g) 5 Dietary Fiber (g) 2 Total Sugars (g) 2 Protein (g) 40 Sodium (mg) 160Reviews Section

5 (Delicious!) Ways to Use Tarragon

Basil, mint, chives. these are all herbs that most people find familiar in their kitchens. But what about tarragon? The strongly flavored aromatic one that not everyone is completely comfortable using. Its flavor is slightly reminiscent of licorice, though it really has a flavor profile all its own. Because of this, it can be difficult to decide how to use it in recipes. luckily, we&aposve come up with 5 ways to use tarragon that are easy and delicious.


Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Not Too Much

This week has been busy, and I haven't really kept up on my cooking besides lots of fried egg sandwiches on homemade english muffins, and a couple of quick green vegetable stir fries. I did try(and nearly succeeded) to make couscous with cornmeal, an experiment I will revisit. It went in a salad with beets, mozzarella and mint/caper pesto. I also made a roasted potato and green bean salad with tomatillo puree that was pretty tasty. I apologize for not having pictures of any of these things.
Now for the rundown:

Baked Egg with Cream, Heirloom Tomatoes, Capers and Fried Eggplant Rye English Muffin Mustard Green Salad.

Zucchini "Noodles," Golden Tomato Sauce, and Minted Yogurt.

Red Potato and Asian Pear Gratin with lots of Cream and Black Pepper.

Red Potato, White Corn, Red Onion and Sungold Tomato Hash Poached Egg.

The Best Pizza I Have Yet to Make(and some of the best I have had).
I wanted to cook for my roommate and I(it was recently his birthday) so I decided to make a Sicilian-ish pizza. The four topping divisions are as follows(clockwise from top left): Zucchini, Mozzarella, Mint Red Onion, Tomato Sauce, Mozzarella Roasted Yellow Peppers, Red Onion, Tomato Sauce, Mozzarella Tomato Sauce, Cured Olives, Capers. Everything got Pecorino Romano, Black Pepper, Sea Salt, Olive Oil.
It was ridiculously good, and I was of the belief that you couldn't make pizza at home good enough to compare to what comes out of pizza ovens. But it worked. Preheat the oven to 550˚F for about an hour. My oven tiles got nice and hot - the pizza baked in 10 minutes or so(maybe less). The crust was airy, chewy and all of those other things you want the crust on a square pie to be(not including the sometimes thinner grandma-style pies). I was a proud father. I will do it again and post the dough recipe, but it was pretty close to my basic bread recipe, though with more gluten, more salt and a bit more barley malt.
Cheers.


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