Thursday, 28 July 2016

Steamed Fish and Vegetarian Ragout

When you think fish you always think to pair with lemon, right?  What happens if there is no lemon in the house?  Pick one of the neighbours tree?  Well yes, you could do that, but I'm not at my parents' place, i'm back at my 33rd floor apartment, with an abundance of skyline, not a lot of lemon trees.

So of course, had to improvise.  Had some tomato puree in the fridge, so thought how about a bed of vegetarian ragout.  What i've done here is heat the puree in a small fry pan with sliced garlic, garlic powder, onion bits, a pinch of paprika, pepper, a little soy sauce and a few drops of apple cider vinegar - just to give it a little more acidity.  Medium heat for about 8 minutes and then fold in one eggs.  Stir it in with a wooden spoon thickening up the ragout.

Remove from the heat and pour the ragout onto the dish.  Gently lay the steamed fillet from the ocean, sprinkle with pepper and parmesan and decorate with rocket lettuce.

It becomes a gorgeous combination of tomato and fish and i guarantee will melt in your melt.


Saturday, 23 July 2016

Crispy salmon and steamed veges

I really love eating salmon on a Monday night - gives me something to really look forward to after a grinding Monday at the office.

Normally I steam it but this week the Salmon at Ranch Market with the skin looked fabulous and I really enjoy a crispy, salty salmon skin, so i lightly pan-fried this one in sesame oil, skin side down for 7 minutes then turn over for about a minute.