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Sunday, July 29, 2007

Pan Fried salmon with Blueberry-maple sauce

I love playing with my food, and today I came up with something worth sharing: Pan fried salmon with blueberry-maple sauce. The ingredients:

  • Salmon Fillet - big enough for two

  • one tablespoon of corn oil

  • about a quarter cup of blueberries

  • one tablespoon of maple syrup

  • one teaspoon of soy sauce (Dark)

  • one half teaspoon of sesame oil

  • a piece of fresh ginger

It's a simple recipe, really. Use the table spoon of corn oil to coat the bottom of a pan. Put it aside. Prepare the fresh ginger (it should be a reasonable size - maybe 1-2cm^3) by chopping it finely. Throw it in the food processor, along with the blueberries, maple syrup, soy sauce and sesame oil. Blend it for a couple seconds, till it forms a smooth sauce.

Next, preheat the frying pan (with the oil in it) over medium heat. Once the oil is warm, and covers the bottom of the pan, throw in the salmon, and spread a tablespoon of the blueberry mixture over the top - try not to get any onto the bottom of the frying pan, though - it'll burn. Cook covered for about 8 minutes - depending on the thickness of the fillet. Once it's done, serve the fish hot, and spoon the remaining blueberry mixture over top.

Voila, a fresh summer recipe! For a nice alternative, you could do the same recipe on the BBQ.

I had to make it again, but with a few changes. Replace the Sesame oil with Cherry-Balsamic Glaze, and it gives it a lighter and fruitier flavour.

Yes, dinner at my house always looks this good:



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