Happy New Year 2012!
On Boxing Day, I cooked this baked / roast salmon, which is adapted from this cookbook, “What to Expect: Eating Well When You’re Expecting“. Also, it’s one of my kids’ favourites
My son loves fish but my daughter doesn’t thus I have been trying various fish / salmon recipes and finally, this unbelievably simple recipe is one that everyone loves. Go figure.
It’s one of the dishes I’d cook on the weekends we can find a nice slab of fresh salmon from the supermarket. Quite pricey at RMB48/200 gm so it’s a treat on days nobody wants Chinese food.
The original recipe is “Roast Salmon on a Bed of Lentils” but I get quite a lot of gas in my stomach when I take lentil soup so I just cooked the salmon.
The first time I baked it, Mr. Fussy Eater was the kitchen helper and he enjoyed handing me the spice bottles and opening the toaster oven door
When the delicious aroma of the baked salmon wafted out, he actually ASKED to test it first. After one bite, he said:
“Mmm…this fish is very, very, very, very, very yummy, Mummy. I love it!!!”
Then, he asked to eat the fish immediately before even his rice or other vegetables. Nowadays, he’ll ask me to cook “the pink fish” if he sees salmon on sale at the supermarket
The best part is that Ms. Foodie loved it too when I feed her morsels along with her rice and vegetables. It really is tasty!
Here’s how I cooked it:
1. Rub olive oil all over the fish.
2. Then, rub in salt and basil, rosemary and thyme. Sometimes, I use a bottle of “Mixed Herbs” in place of the individual herbs. I use McCormick’s.
3. The first time I baked the salmon straight on the pan at about 230 deg C for 15 minutes, the salmon turned out a bit dry.
4. The next time, I adjusted the heat to 200 deg C for 15 minutes and the salmon turned out just right
5. On another occasion, I added some cherry tomatoes (for the toddler) and baked the salmon in aluminium foil:
The fish-in-the-foil didn’t taste as nice as the fish-in-the-pan but the foil was useful for me to store leftovers in the fridge and re-heat (or re-bake) it the next day.
6. Here’s the salmon baking in my mini toaster oven:
Voila! Here’s the juicy and moist salmon fish:
As I’m typing this blog, my son saw this photo and wanted to kiss it saying,
“Mmm…YUMMY YUMMY FISH! MY FAVOURITE FISH!”
You’ve got to try out this salmon recipe for your kids
P/S You’ll be seeing more cooking blogs because I want the Hubby to buy me an oven. Before that, he wants to see what yummy dishes I can cook with the mini toaster oven first -_-