Salmon with Beurre Maitre d' Hotel
Yesterday it would have been Julia Child 100th birthday therefore I could not pass up the occasion to make one of her recipe.
Julia Child was a wonderful chef that brought French food out of the stigma that it was “complicated and unreachable” to our table. She also thought us that cooking was fun and to relax and enjoy the time spent in our kitchen as well as the time we spent around the dinner table.
In the late 80 early 90’s I used to love to watch her cook on her TV series. I have to admit I have so many, if not most, of her cook books, as well as the DVD .
I used to love to watch her with Jacques Pepin. The duo was perfect. Two great friends having fun. Julia Child most known book “ Mastering the Art of French Cooking” is a most in every kitchen shelf.
The recipe that I made tonight is adapted from one of her books “ Julia and Jacques Cooking at Home”.
The recipe asked for Halibut to be pan grilled. I replace it with salmon and choose to oven roasted with no butter or oil, just salt and pepper . The Beurre Maitre D’Hotel is all Julia. Basmati rice with peas was just perfect side dish.
Tonight’s July 15, 2012 dinner:
Salmon with Beurre Maitre D’Hotel
Basmati rice with butter and peas