Herb-Crusted Sautéed Salmon Fillets with Pistou

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Preparation info

  • Makes

    6

    Main-Course Servings
    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

Simply Salmon

Simply Salmon

By James Peterson

Published 2001

  • About

Piston is the southern French version of Genoa’s pesto. Pesto is made with basil and garlic but also contains pine nuts, sometimes walnuts, and usually Parmigiano Reggiano. Pistou, a mixture often dolloped into vegetable soup, usually contains neither cheese nor nuts but frequently contains tomatoes. Purists insist that pistou (and pesto) be made by hand in a large mortar, but most of us don’t have a mortar, much less one large enough to do the job efficiently. So I give in an