Seafood recipes don’t show up here very often, but that may change now that we’ve made this one. When you combine fish with compound butter and fresh vegetables, you get an easy and insanely delicious meal with endless adaptations. We made this recently, when I was craving a light meal on a hot day, and we were blown away. I mean, something so simple should not taste this good. It doesn’t seem possible, but it is.
The preparation of this meal is so easy, and the results so good, that we were immediately brainstorming other flavor combinations the moment we started eating. The fish is rubbed with a garlic and herb butter, placed atop asparagus, wrapped in foil and baked. In less than 20 minutes, you’ve got a fresh meal with hardly any hands-on time. You can’t beat that. Clara loved measuring out the herbs and pouring the wine over each packet of fish, and we all loved how this tasted. You can serve it with bulgur pilaf, couscous or any number of other grains. With the hottest days of summer still ahead of us, I know I’ll be making many, many variations of this recipe. Anything that keeps me from standing over a hot stove in the middle of summer is a winner in my book!