Let’s eat some fish!
I hardly ever eat fish. And then I see people eating fish in the world and I’m like, “Oh yeah, fish. I want some fish.”
So, I made you fish! And it’s wild-caught, so delete that hate email you started, ‘MKAY.
This is a total weeknight recipe. But the funny thing IS, recently Aaron and I were out on a date night at a lovely French restaurant (when my face was still healing and I looked like a spotted leopard meets Garbage Pail Kid), and we ordered their special that night. And it was this! Sort of. It was a version of this. Theirs had cabbage in it, and mine has zucchini, BUT THE SOULS ARE THE SAME.
So of course once I sat back up after fainting in my chair from flavor euphoria at the restaurant, I knew I had to recreate it for yewz.
Sear that fish! And if your fish breaks just outside frame to the right and you don’t want to include it because you’re a food blogger and your ego is also broken, you’re still a good person.
While the fish rests, get some good searing and browning on a stick (log? branch? twig?) of sliced zucchini.
Then this is the good part. You don’t even have to boil your gnocchi! Nope, you just dump it into the pan, dried, straight from the bag, and get a little toast going on. Just toss it around in the butter and browned bits. Then you’ll add stock and lemon juice. And seriously, in less than three minutes, it’s softened and luscious and ready for your mouth hole.
ONE PAN MEAAAAAL! (<–I get excited about things.)
And biggidy bam, you’re done! The gnocchi will soak up most of the glorious lemony sauce, your seared zucchini gets nestled back in, and the fish gets placed on top. FANCY PANTS IN YOUR FACE ON A MONDAY.
Not sure what that was supposed to mean.
Other than, this is fabulous and elegant and simple and perfect for a dinner party or anytime and I’m dyyyying for you to add it to your spring rotation!
I already miss it.
Make it your new best friend.