A rainy Sunday in Orthez with plenty of time to prepare and enjoy a leisurely diner de dimanche. Sunday dinner in France, especially in the countryside, is a late lunch that serves as the main meal of the day. The PM meal will usually be something simple, like soup and salad or an omelette.
Although fish is not traditional for Sunday dinner (un rôti would be more common, roasted chicken, for example or a roast rack of pork), I make it a rule to follow my instincts when shopping…when I find an ingredient that grabs me, the menu de jour has to follow along.
The finished main course: Pan-roasted monk fish tail, artichokes, peppers and spring onions sauteed with white wine, and brown rice.