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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Scottish Ocean Trout and Angel Hair Pesto Pasta

The basil was plentiful and I was hungry for some pesto pasta and I was also looking for an occasion to open the bottle of Carter, a gift from friends. So what better occasion then a beautiful weeknight. The weather has been perfect and for late July and early August here is Ohio that is a treat! And I added a few roses to the table just because.

Salad with Watermelon

For the first course I served a favorite summer salad - watermelon, tomatoes, onion, feta cheese in a balsamic vinaigrette. As I have mentioned in the past I first saw this combination in an NYT article a couple of years ago, and now a version of it is in almost every where that features summer salads.

The Pesto Pasta

Nothing new here - just combined fresh basil, toasted pine nuts, garlic, parmesan and evoo to make a tasty and tangy pesto for the angel hair pasta.

Scottish Ocean Trout

I did not remember seeing or hearing about this fish before but it sounded interesting and looked like salmon. And yes it tasted like salmon, a little meatier and I thought a tad milder. I merely coated it with fresh ground pepper and dried herbs de provence and grilled.

The Wine: 2009 Carter Cabernet Sauvignon
. Superb.