Another post!? Well, I’m trying to make up for some lost time. Really, we’ve been eating local meals, I just haven’t been posting about them. This meal was mostly local. I’m counting the salmon as local because it was hand carried back for us by Uncle Rob on his fishing trip to British Columbia last summer. It was in our freezer and pairing it with pesto sounded like a good idea.
After foraging nettles last spring, I made a big batch of pesto out of them and froze it in ice cube trays. Those nettle cubes are easily added to boiled pasta for a quick mid-week meal. Nettle pesto has a very similar taste to the traditional basil pesto, but since the nettles grew wild it seemed like a perfect match with our wild (semi-local) salmon. The nettle pesto recipe is based on this one and spring is the perfect time to be scouting out your favorite nettle patch.
To go with our salmon, I used up the last of our storage potatoes from the garden.