Salmon in sunshine sauce may not sound like something you think you need in your life. I know, salmon is delicious as it is. But I didn’t realise how much I needed this until I ordered it in Rome.
It was the last night of our honeymoon. We were surprised we actually had a good amount left in our budget, so we decided to blow it on a huge meal. When in Rome, right? How do amateur travelers find a good restaurant? Yelp! This one also happened to be near a paper store we had to visit again before we left- we are very exciting people, clearly.
I hadn’t had much luck with the meat dishes I’d ordered on the trip, so I decided I’d try out the fish. It sounded simple enough- salmon in lemon sauce- so I wasn’t expecting much.
They brought the dish over, drenched in a yellow sauce. I skeptically took a bite. As I put it to my husband, it was like taking a bite of the color yellow. Can you imagine a happier taste than the color yellow? It was so incredibly delicious, I was pretty much doing a happy dance the rest of the night.
Everything we had that night was incredible. I wish we got a better picture, but this was the best we could do. That’s the restaurant in the background.
We were the first ones there that night and the last to leave. The waiter was actually making fun of us, but we didn’t mind. He was the very picture of an Italian waiter. All in all, it was an amazing and scrumptious way to end our honeymoon!
It took me four years, but finally, the week of our anniversary, I decided to recreate the sauce. I’m pleased to say, I was not disappointed! It didn’t come out quite as yellow looking, but it certainly had that yellow taste.
Yellow sauce didn’t have quite as nice a ring to it as sunshine sauce, but sunshine sauce is just as accurate! If you don’t like lemon, you won’t like this. If you like lemon but think it sounds like a weird sauce, trust me, try it! It’s quick, simple, and totally satisfying.
For kicks, here’s a slightly better honeymoon pic:
Sunshine Sauce for salmon
A bright and colorful lemony sauce for salmon. I usually serve with rice and salad or asparagus. The sauce tastes great on the rice and vegetables, too!