Another foray into fish this week for French Fridays! Luckily I have a friend who has a lovely husband who likes to do the shopping. We sent him down to Madison to the seafood market while we had fun playing with our blogs and learning some new behind the scenes WordPress stuff. I know the recipe was for flounder but sole is so very Frenchy-French don’t you think? Tristan and I had both had a late-ish lunch so we weren’t super hungry but I knew it was best to cook the fish right away so into the pan it went with some browned butter and a crispy almond crust. It smelled heavenly while it was cooking, but seriously when does frying something in butter not smell delicious?
The sole cooked up really fast so I followed my friend Susan’s advice and had my side ready to go before I even put it in the pan. I have been wanting to try this parsley pesto for a long time but Tristan is not really about green pasta so I’ve been putting it off. I figured that since he wasn’t very hungry, he wouldn’t mind if I made it just for me!
It was really flavorful, super fast, and I really enjoyed the leftovers for lunch today. I mixed it up with some whole-wheat pasta and dinner was ready! I thought the sole was really yummy, but I’ve said it before and I know I’ll say it again – nuts are not my thing. I thought I could handle this one because almonds are the easiest nut for me to ignore and tolerate but I have to say that it wasn’t my favorite. I know, I know I’m terrible. I’m missing out on a whole delicious world of nuts (haha) blah, blah, blah. I’ll just have to live with it. But the butter did seriously help the situation 🙂
I know this post isn’t up to my usual verbose standards but it’s a busy week. We have a HUGE event at work on Friday that I will be running around for all day and all night and then on Saturday I have a bridal shower for a friend that I am making 3 quiches and an adult beverage for. Hopefully all my planning works out but I am feeling a little stressed, hence the shorty McShortster post. Catch you guys next week for fougasse!