The original recipe from Giada’s Kitchen cookbook was swordfish poached in olive oil with broccoli rabe pesto. I changed this recipe a lot. Instead of swordfish, I chose halibut. Instead of poaching in oil, I chose to bake it. Instead of broccoli pesto, I made a broccoli puree (mainly because K is allergic to nuts).
We had it with honey roasted root vegetables and tomato and boccochini cheese salad. The fish was wonderful — flaky and tender. The puree was a bit too garlicky. I added 3 garlic cloves and was probably 2 too many!
Overall, the fish is something we’d definitely try again! Hubby, K and I are enjoying my little weekend cookbook adventures (food theif in action again!) It brings something new and different to the table and gets us out of eating the same thing we do on weekdays when time is more important than creativity in the kitchen.
So what’s next?
I think I’ll haul out the old slow cooker and try out a recipe for a beef and gravy stew over noodles from my Taste of Home Slow Cooker Recipes book. I purchased this book from the grocery store 3 years ago when I was on maternity leave the first time. I was looking for quick ideas for meals at the time and this was starring at me while I was waiting to pay for my groceries. Hence, it’s been 3 years since I made something from this book! Stay tuned for my results next week!