So did you do something special for Valentine’s Day? For some it’s just another day… a Hallmark holiday if you will. For us, we celebrate every occasion… any excuse to celebrate works for us. We have a special place we discovered… we call it Valentine’s Point… and we go there every year and have a nice lunch ‘out’.
It’s peaceful and relaxing… and exclusive, as we have it all to ourselves.
For dinner, we made a milk braised salmon. I sous vide it in a pouch with milk, a little garlic and seasonings at 115F for 20 minutes. While it was simmering away in it’s water bath, I made a quick pea puree, using frozen peas that I briefly blanched, added chicken broth, garlic, salt, and just a tablespoon of cream, and a small amount of olive oil. Then I blanched some snap peas for crunch.
I also boiled some potatoes, put them through a ricer and added butter, parmesan, cream, salt, 1 egg, and flour. Then rolled them into a ‘rope’ and cut them in segments, then pan fried them in butter to make a nice gnocchi.
It was delicious. I loved the tender flakiness of the salmon. It was melt in your mouth. The peas popped in your mouth with a delightful crunch and freshness… and the gnocchi were creamy and light. Definitely a make again.