Tuesday 25 September 2007

Seared Salmon with wasabi mayo and wilted Asian greens

Seared Salmon with wasabi mayo and wilted Asian greens.

Fish. It's good for what ails you. Brain food and all of that.Omega 3's.

BUT, a lot of people are put off by it. here's an easy peasy recipe that any doofus can do and look like a pro.

First, buy the best quality, sashimi grade tuna or salmon fillets you can get you hands on. You can pay up to $10 a fillet, but believe me, it's worth it. Marinate in some light soy and some fried shallots (available in big buckets for next to nothing from an Asian gocer.

In a random bowl, mix some good quality mayo (I use Hellmans', Best Food's or Thomy.. as long as it's a good quality egg yolk mayo) and a goodly squirt of wasabi. Allow this to sit in the fridge for at least an hour, while your fish marinates...

While you're waiting, prep your greens. Today I used some baby bok and some snow pea sprouts and something that looked like broccolini.

Buy more greens than you think you need. They wilt down to almost nothing.

Add a goodly splash of sesame oil to your wok and get it smokin'.

Add the fish skin side down.

Fry off until the colour juuuuuust appears 1/2 way up the sides of the fillet. Flip.

Fry on this side for only a minute or two.

Set aside to rest.

Add a splash more sesame oil and re heat to smokin'

add greens and a good splash of soy or terriaki marinade.

Toss until wilted.... here's an action shot!!!

See... they wilt down to pretty much nothing in a few seconds...

run a packet of udon noodles under hot water in a colander. drain well and add to wok.

toss to combine...

Pile greens on plate.. top with salmon, dollop on wasabi..



Tor Johnsen said...

Enjoy Food & Travel feeles the competition creeping up in the salmon competition. Looks seriously yummie.
Tor Johnsen
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