Monday, January 25, 2010

Monday Menu LinkUps: Pug Approved

It's Gen here, and today I am turning over the blog to Mom so she can speak of things not directly pug related. She has decided to participate in a menu planning party. Please bear with her......

Poached Salmon with Rice

An easy meal that's both healthy and yummy!  Hoisin sauce is a little sweet, so most kids will enjoy it.   Poaching is much less complicated than it sounds, and is less smelly than pan frying.
Prep time 15 mins
Cook time 10 mins

4-6 oz salmon fillet per person
Hoisin sauce: 1 tbs per filet
Scallion: about 1 stalk per fillet
1 lemon
Your choice of plain or flavored rice

How to:

Chop scallions into 1/2 slices,  reserve green tops for decorative garnish.
Slice lemon into thin slices, set aside
Wash salmon filets in cool water.
Arrange salmon filets in a single layer top of a double boiler,  or use a veggie steamer in a sauce pan*.  
Make sure to have a few inches of water below the fish, but do not submerge filets.
Top each filet with @ 1 tbs. Hoisin sauce and sprinke with scallion slices.
Cover and allow fish to steam for @ 10 mins/inch of thickness, when fish appears opaque, it is cooked.

While cooking, you can start your rice and make fancy scallion garnish like this:

Place the cooked salmon on a bed of rice with a slice of lemon and a sprig of scallion. Yum.

*Unless you have a fancy fish poacher like this:

Feeling more adventurous? Here's a salmon recipe from Kikkoman that looks great.

A word from Gen & Foo:

We LOVES salmon!   Just be very careful what you touch, or else, you might have this problem.

1 comment:

Todays Give Away said...

We eat a lot of fish, so I'm going to have to give this a try. Thanks for sharing.