Arugula is my favorite lettuce because of its natural spiciness. It’s perfect for seared salmon salads, and light, sweet vinaigrettes. Arugula is easily transformed into pesto, which can be used on a large variety of sandwiches (paninis especially), chicken, and fish.
Chilean sea bass is a naturally buttery fish with a soft, elegant texture. Arugula pesto is peppery, and provides a great flavor contrast for the fish. This is an easy recipe to prepare, just be careful not to over-cook your fish!
Towards the end of summer I usually end up with large amounts of basil- this is also the time of year when my tomatoes ripen and become sweet, and flavorful. One of my favorite meals is homemade toasted bread with basil pesto, and garden tomatoes… don’t forget the salt and pepper!