I don't make fish very often. But, I found this lovely recipe in Food and Wine for Thyme Crusted Buttery Halibut with Parsley Sauce. And, the author suggested serving the delicately pan fried fish with mashed potatoes. I knew that would be a winner with James -- and I have freshly harvested potatoes from our garden. Shallots, lemon juice and olive oil are mixed in the food processor to form a simple sauce. The fish is coated in thyme and seasoned Wondra flour and pan fried in, you guessed it, butter.
The result is a crisp fillet nestled in fluffy mashed potatoes and brightened by the colorful parsley oil.
I'm just a self-taught home cook who likes to try new things. One day when things were a little slow and dinner looked better than usual I decided to post the results on Facebook. Then I did it again and again -- and well, here I am, another addition to the blogosphere.
James, aside from being the "luckiest man alive" ;-), is my very tolerant boyfriend of nearly 10 years. I hope you enjoy sharing his dinner.