Thursday, December 24, 2009

Here are my salmon wraps with soy/sesame oil dressing. It's my recipe, I love things wrapped in rice paper, so I thought of the salmon inside and it really works.
Rice paper, you can get this in Chinatown
Soy sauce, 1/4 cup or so depending how much you need)
Sesame oil, about 1 tablespoon
Scallion (green onion) sliced
Sesame seeds
Salmon about a 1lb (500g), cleaned and sliced into oblong pieces
Vegetable oil
1. Have everything ready (mise en place).
2. Place the rice paper into room temperature water to soften up. When softened, pat dry on a clean dishtowel. Place the salmon at one end and roll up.
3. Heat a non stick pan or cast iron and put about 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil, when it is hot, add the salmon wraps into the oil. Brown on one side then the other about 1 to 2 min per side and let sit on paper towels.
4. Make the sauce by adding the soy sauce, sesame oil, sesame seeds and sliced scalions, mix, place salmon wraps onto platter and put the soy / sesame oil in a container in the middle.

These are AWESOME!!! Let me know what you think

Thursday, December 17, 2009

A friend suggested I try making kale chips, so I did and they are awesome.

1. Remove kale from stem and break into chip size pieces.

2. Mix extra virgin olive oil and sea salt in a bowl.

3. Mix the kale with the olive oil and sea salt mixture, remove from the bowl.

4. Place onto a lined baking sheat with parchment paper.

5. Place into a preheated oven 175 C/ 350F for about 15 minutes.

6. Turn once, don't over cook them.


Monday, December 14, 2009

a cold winter evening

When I realized that I had defrosted puff pasty and it was cold outside, I decided to make a chicken pie with leeks and crimini mushrooms. It was awesome, let me know if you would like the recipe.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

My pizzelle that I have been doing for a long time, I could get one of those electric pizzelle makers but prefer my mom's handheld that you do over the stove.