Pan Fried Salmon on a Bed of Smooth Mashed Potatoes, with Pan Seared Carrots, Green Beans & Dill Sauce.

I’ve always loved salmon, there is something about a well cooked fish that just makes me happy, well I knew going to a resturant wasn’t that easy, so thought why not bring the restuarant in my house. The flavour, presentation definately makes it all worth while. Well with this recipe you need to be able to multi-task.

Ingredients:

  • Salmon fillet
  • Irish potatoes
  • Carrots cut lenght wise
  • Green beans
  • Fresh dill
  • Clove of garlic
  • Butter
  • Salt/pepper
  • Olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp milk
  • 2 Tbsp flour
  • Chicken stock

Method:

  1. Start by peeling the potatoes and carrots, in a medium size pot add the potatoes and carrots and boil in salted water until well cooked, and just before you drain of the water add the green beans and cook for 2-3 minutes, then drain of the water. Take out the carrots and green beans and set them aside. When water has been drained of from the potatoes add a good bit of butter and milk and mash till smooth, taste for salt and set aside in a bowl under war bath.
  2. Now you can start on the dill sauce, by diluting a little bit of chicken stock add it to the small pot, and bring to a gentle simmer, the add diluted flour in cold water and stir well and make sure no lumps are formed, cook till the sauce has thickened, then add fresh dill to finish.
  3. For the salmon dab of excess moisture with a kitchen paper, salt and pepper while the pan is warming up, when hot enough drizzle some olive oil till just smoking, then add salmon skin side down, press down for a few seconds, to avoid it raising on the sides. Please don’t touch the fish for few minutes till the colour of the fish starts changing, then turn and wait till done.
  4. While the salmon is cooking on a separate pan add a tablespoon of olive oil and crushed garlic, cooking for few seconds, then add carrots and green beans and cook for a 2 minutes.
  5. Assemble the dish when ready. Starting with smooth mash potatoes, carrots, green beans the salmon, sauce on the side or on the food. Enjoy.

 

Visited Thailand, well I didn’t have to travel far, rooted through my cupboards, fridge.

I have been longing for a nice bowl of green curry which definately I know I can’t find anywhere around in the restaurants where i live, so thought why not root through the cupboards for ingredient, with the help of my Mum sending me some ingredients that i couldn’t get around. Definately alot of effort but i tell you what, it was all worth it at the end. Super delicious. 🙂

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Sunny weekend spent at the beach, enjoying BBQ

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Mince Pie Mishap

Welcome to my new blog where it’s all about food, and my passion for food, different cuisines, spices and ingredients that are worth trying and easy to find. I hope you will enjoy this journey with me as I experiment and try out recipes. I believe that anyone can cook if they put their mind to it (or if they’re hungry enough!). 

So today I tried to make some mince pie, well as much as it turned out very tasty (the beef in the pastry), the pastry itself didn’t turn out that good. The pastry was more on the crunchy hard side, so more work required on this recipe. Mince pie is more of a comfort food, well enjoyed in countries that tend to get very cold during winter. But don’t let that stop you from trying this lovely dish. 🙂