This dish reminds me of childhood summers. Picnics at the Hollywood Bowl. Backyard parties lasting long into the hot summer night. If my mom has a signature dish, this would definitely be it.
Poaching is one of the easiest (and quickest) ways to cook fish. And, besides the delicate flavor, the other beauty of this dish is it's ability to be just as delicious when served hot, room temperature or cold. That makes it perfect for easy weeknight dinners or for your next party. I've made this on nights when my kids had multiple activities and no one was going to be eating at the same time. I've also made this countless times when we've had friends over, so I can avoid the "goshIwishIcouldgetoutofthekitchenandhangwithmyfriends"
Wondering what "sauce verte" is --- in French it literally just means green sauce. It's a tangy herby sauce that you'll want to eat with a spoon -- it's THAT yummy. Double the recipe and use as a dip for veggies, spread for sandwiches, or salad dressing.