Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Recipe 6: salad as a meal challenge

And the Salad as a Meal challenge continues... 
As a reminder, the challenge is: make 3 new recipes each week from Patricia Wells' new book, Salad as a Meal, for 4 weeks, and blog about it. That's 12 new recipes total. Not a big challenge, but a challenge none-the-less.
We are now deep into week two of the challenge, I am enjoying it more than ever. A couple days ago I tried the fish recipe pictured below. I must say, I chose to make the recipe because the ingredient list sounded so foreign to me, I could not imagine what the flavors would taste like cooked together. 

Halibut, Herb, and Potato Salad

This recipe is essentially fish and potatoes cooked in milk, and then tossed with capers, cornichon pickles, parsley, and chives. Milk, pickles, and fish??? Sounds odd to me, but my goodness it is good. Subtle, but not boring. Rather delicious in fact. I will definitely make this again. This is especially true since Halibut is in season, and I still have loads of potatoes left over from last summer's garden.
Jacob and I enjoyed this lovely dish along with a green salad tossed with home cooked garbanzo beans and creamy lemon-chive dressing, buttered toast, and a glass of wine. It was a delightful way to start the week. Thanks for the inspiration and instruction Patricia Wells!


  1. I skipped right over this recipe because it called for cod (of which I'm not a fan). I like your idea of using halibut instead. Guess I'll have to revisit. So many great recipes, so little time :)

  2. Ahhh- so THAT's what you did with the chick peas. Nice fish substitution too. I may follow suit. Thanks!