Purely food_ salmon hot pot

A few months back my OH came home from work with a new cookbook he bought from one of the many book clubs that come in to work places around the country. How to bake a salmon fillet At first I was excited (I love a good cookbook and can often be found flicking through one) until I saw which one – The Wagamama cookbook. How to bake salmon fillet in oven A few weeks earlier in the middle of a shopping trip he had taken me to said restaurant.

How long to bake a salmon fillet I really wanted to like the food but I didn’t enjoy the particular noodle soup I ordered. How long bake salmon fillet It was by no means the fault of the restaurant chain but more down to the fact that I’m not a fan of Asian food. Baked salmon fillet I put it down to two things – 1. How to bake salmon fillets I’m a fussy eater especially when it comes to veg (which play a big part in many of the dishes) and 2. Baked salmon fillet in foil I was brought up on a diet of meat and 2 veg (limited to potatoes, carrots, peas and sweetcorn!) with very little herbs and spices. Baked salmon fillet recipes Since getting in to cooking I am constantly challenging myself to try new dishes, vegetables and fish with a good amount of success (and some failures!).

So one cold, winters night I sat down with the wagamama cookbook. Baked salmon fillets recipes The first thing that struck me was how well presented the book is. Easy baked salmon fillet recipes Lots of glossy pages with lots of clear pictures of well presented food. Calories in baked salmon fillet I really like the concept of healthy food that is simple to prepare and this book is filled with them. How long do you bake salmon fillets The only down side is a lot of the recipes need ingredients only available from oriental stores (not great in a small country town or for those wanting to dip in to these recipes occasionally without having to have a large oriental store cupboard!). How long to bake salmon fillets However for keen cooks regularly cooking good quality oriental food this would be a great addition to the book shelf.

I did however find one dish that took my fancy, one of the few dish’s in the book not on the menu in their restaurants! Salmon hot pot. How long do you cook salmon fillets It is not on the menu as it takes 30 minutes to cook! To me this is still a very c onvenient, quick week night supper, as 15 minutes of this time the dish is in the oven leaving you free to do other tasks (usually washing up or preparing the next days lunch boxes in my house). How to cook a salmon fillet I have altered the recipe slightly as the book recommends serving with brown rice but I preferred to serve it with noodles. How to cook a fillet of salmon There is no picture here or in the book because it isn’t the most attractive dish however it does taste delicious so don’t be put off. How to cook salmon fillet in the oven It has become a regular week night supper in our house and although I have as yet not cooked anything else from the book I do still flick through it ocassionally and have made simpler stir frys etc from other sources. How long to cook a salmon fillet Overall it has inspired me to keep trying oriental food (especially noodles) but at the moment for me atleast they will be inspired by this book but simplifed ingredient wise.

(from the wagamama cookbook with a couple of alterations by me in brackets)

2 tablespoons vegetable oil (Again I don’t measure and probably use less, just a good splash in the wok/ frying pan)

salt and white pepper (I use black and omit salt as soy sauce has enough)

75ml light soy sauce (I found this amount too salty so I use reduced salt dark soy sauce and only around 30-40 ml topping up with water)

Remove the skin from the salmon and cut in to bite-sized chunks.

Heat the oil in a frying pan/wok or ideally a casserole dish which can be used on the hob and in the oven.

Once hot, add the leek, onion, carrot and celery and saute over a medium heat for 10 minutes to soften but not brown the vegetables.

Add the garlic and sugar, mix and continue to cook for a minute or so.

Transfer to an oven proof dish/casserole if necessary, add chunks of salmon mix and season with salt (if desired) and pepper.

Cover and bake in oven for 15 minutes, I often remove the foil for the last 5 Min’s.

My philosophy on food is that 90% of the time the food I cook should be simple, nutritious and on a budget. How long to cook salmon fillet in oven But I believe there is always room in a balance diet for life’s little indulgences! I also enjoy trying out recipes/ideas that are a bit more complex on weekends and days off, as well as stocking my freezer with home cooked/baked food to make cooking that bit easier. How to cook a whole salmon fillet This is my food notebook/diary.

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