A mint infused dish perfect for cooling off those warm summer nights
Mint is the feature ingredient of this refreshing dish, the perfect element for keeping cool after a hot summer day. The herb is infused in a creamy honey mustard base, adding a savory element that does not compete with but rather complements the crispness of the mint.
I also added some subtle mint notes to the bamboo rice to complement the salmon. First, I boiled several mint leaves in the water I would use later for the rice. I removed the mint leaves from the water and muddled them with some olive oil and minced garlic to get a sort of pesto, later adding this mixture to the cream sauce for the fish. Then when I added the rice to the water later, it could absorb the mint flavor of the water.
And what a unique dish this ended up being! Mint leaves are officially my new favorite ingredient to cook with! The flavor is distinct without being overbearing, simultaneously fresh and rich, making it the perfect dish for a warm summer evening.
Try this dish out with the recipe below and for bonus points, pair it with a mojito and dine alfresco while the weather still permits![yumprint-recipe id=’8′]