rick bayless' salmon en pipian verde ajonjoli

ingredients
all
2 cups tomatillo salsa
store bought or roasted tomatillo homemade salsa
1 1/2 tbsp vegetable oil
could also use olive o il
1 cup chicken broth
plus a little extra if you need to thin out the sauce after reducing it
3 tbsp tahini
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp sugar
1 cup peas
heaping, frozen or fresh, could also replace with white beans
1 lb fish fillets
skinless, such as salmon, halibut, walleye, snapper, striped bass
1 tbsp sesame seeds
for garnish
1/4 cup cilantro
chopped, for garnish
cookware
This is a super exciting way to prepare salmon! This dish is hearty, meaty, yet tender. The refreshing cilantro balances out the intense, concentrated flavors. This is definitely a keeper recipe.

We have modified the proportions for 2 servings. Adapted from Rick Bayless' Mexican Everyday.
1
Preheat the skillet and oil over medium high heat. Puree the salsa in the magic bullet or equivalent.
2
Add the salsa to the skillet when it is hot. Stir and reduce the salsa for about 5 minutes. Its texture should resemble that of tomato paste.
3
Mix in the broth and tahini, bring to a boil, then simmer for about 10 minutes over medium-low heat. Season with salt and sugar.
4
In the small bowl, add the peas and about a tablespoon of water. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap, poke holes in the wrap, then microwave for about a minute. Remove excess water.
5
If the sauce it too thick, thin it out with some broth or water at this point. Add the fish to the sauce and simmer for 5-6 minutes until the fish flakes.
6
Transfer the fish to serving plates and top with sauce, peas, sesame seeds, and cilantro.
source: Rick Bayless' Mexican Everyday
notes
If preparing this dish for 2 people, microwave only 1/2 cup of peas and reserve half of the garnish. Make the full recipe of sauce anyways, but use only half of it in the first sitting. The next day, warm up the sauce in a non-stick skillet and thin it out with broth or water if needed. Nestle the 2 fresh fillets in the sauce and cook for 5-6 minutes. Warm up another 1/2 cup of peas and garnish with sesame seeds and cilantro. Yes, you're eating the same things 2 days in a row, but at least you did all the heavy lifting on the first day! :)