Giada's salmon in lemon brodetto with pea puree - spring / summer special
Recipe type: lunch
Cuisine: Italian
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Serves: 3
Pan seared salmon in lemon brodetto with mint and pea puree
  • Salmon steaks : 2
  • Seasonings for salmon : dried thyme, rosemary, parsley, salt and pepper
Lemon brodetto
  • Onion : 1
  • Lemons : 2
  • Lemon zest : 1 tbsp
  • Chicken / seafood broth : 2 cups
  • Fresh mint : 1 tbsp chopped
  • Garlic chopped: 1 tbsp or more
  • Dried thyme : ½ tsp
Pea puree
  • Fresh green peas : 2 cup
  • Fresh mint leaves : ¼ cup packed
  • Garlic : few cloves
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Grated Parmesan : ¼ cup
  • Extra virgin olive oil : ¼ cup
Pea puree
  1. Combine the fresh peas, mint, garlic, salt and pepper in a bowl. Blend it in mixer. While it is running, slowly drizzle the olive oil. blend till smooth. Stir in the Parmesan and keep it aside.
Lemon Brodetto
  1. Warm the olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Add the shallots and onions, saute until tender, about 7 minutes. Add the garlic, dried thyme, lemon juice, zest, and broth. Bring to a simmer, and simmer for 30 minute over low heat. Blend it with the help of immersion blender.
  2. Reserve and keep warm.
  1. Wash and rub the salmon well with little olive oil, salt and pepper, dried thyme, rosemary and parsley.
  2. Heat enough oil in a pan.
  3. Fry the salmon steaks, both sides till done.
  4. To assemble the dish
  5. In a shallow bowl, pour the lemon brodetto, stir in the chopped fresh mint.
  6. Place large spoonful of pea puree in the center and then place the pan seared salmon steaks atop the mound of pea puree.
  7. Serve immediately with Italian garlic bread or with pasta.
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