Friday, November 20, 2009

Last night's dinner

As we were enjoying our dinner, it occurred to me that this would be a good recipe to share. (I'm sorry the picture's not great. I did not have time to stage it).

Salmon Wraps (maki made easy)

What you see to the left is:
Roughly 1 lb of wild caught salmon, baked at 360 for 11 minutes with an olive oil glaze; flaked and mixed with white rice, the juice of 1-2 lemons, a dollop or two of mayonnaise, and a dollop or two of spicy red pepper sauce, called Go Chu Jhaang (available at your local Asian market). Adjust the proportions of sauces to taste, you could use other flavors as well.

Nori is cut into quarters, and alfalfa (or other types of) sprouts go on the side.

To serve, take a forkful of the salmon-rice-mayo-gochujhaang mixture and put it into a piece of nori. Top it off with some sprouts and then roll it up like a cigar (or like Maki). Easy and healthy. The heat from the salmon warms the sprouts and makes them easier to digest. Seaweed (nori) is rich in minerals and most of us don't get enough. If you want to be fancy, you could roll them all ahead of time. But it's simple and fun to wrap them at the table as you go.
The soup is instant miso. It would be better to have homemade miso. The tea is green.

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