Monday, 18 June 2012

Salads and BBQ Out!!

Let's face it, the weather is terrible and it is pissing it down. The occasional times when the sun is out, we are hopeful perhaps summer is on its way. Supermarkets are stocking more salads and BBQ ingredients, flip flops are out as if to say 'the sun is just behind those black clouds'. It is not quite summer yet for me and I am already salads and bbq out!

I am currently 18 weeks preggers and I am constantly hungry. Given that I just came back from culinary Hong Kong and Malaysia, salads and bbq just doesn't do it for me. Inspired by what I had in those two countries, wanting to remain hopeful that the sun is coming out and satisfy my taste buds and waistline, I have created a dish which is light and can be eaten come rain or shine. It is very simple and you can have this in 10 minutes. You can also do this in a traditional steamer but doing it a microwave is just as good.

Ping's Steam Salmon

2 salmon fillet
2 sprigs of spring onions roughly chopped
one small knob of ginger sliced
handful of coriander, chopped
1 tablespoon of vegetable or peanut oil
1 teaspoon of sesame oil
Mix together in a bowl:
1 1/2 tablespoon of soya sauce
1 tablespoon of Shaoxing rice wine( use sherry as a replacement)
1 teaspoon sugar
A dash of water

1) Put salmon in a microwavable bowl, sprinkle with sliced ginger
2) Pour your mixture onto the fish
3) Cling film the bowl, put it in the microwave for 2 mins on high heat, depending on the size of the fillets
4) Remove from the microwave, sprinkle spring onions and coriander, cover and return to microwave for another 2 minutes. Check to see if fillets are cooked through, if not continue until cook through. Check regularly.
5) Meanwhile heat up the vegetable & sesame oil until smoking hot
6) Pour hot oil onto fish. It will sizzle, be careful when pouring. Serve immediately with white fluffy rice.

Happy Cooking!

No comments:

Post a Comment