Thursday, February 18, 2016

QUICKIE DRIVE BY dinner idea - Roasted Asian salmon with stirfry rice noodle.

I'm starting a new segment here, Drive By Dinners... no long recipes just ideas and lists of ingredients that I threw together to make dinner and they worked :)  No play by play pics, just a couple of shots of the finished product.

IF you need a detailed recipe, let me know and I'll update the posts.

OK, here we go:



Salmon 1 1/2 - 2 lb piece or however much you have
Rice vermicelli noodle

Whatever veggies you have in the fridge, chop then small.  Grate the ginger and the garlic

green onion

Broth or water

Asian type spices from that shelf in your fridge you never use

Soak the rice noodles in a big bowl in the sink in hottest tap water, shush them around with your hands a bit to soften and divide them, takes about 5 minutes.  You know when they're soft enough when you can wrap them around your finger and they don't break.

I get in there with scissors and cut them up, I like short noodles for this.

Make a sauce combination for your salmon:
2 big tablespoons of honey, same amount of soy sauce
a few drops of sesame oil and a glug of vinegar (rice wine, or herbed or plain)
spoonful of sugar
a garlic clove minced and about an inch of ginger, also minced
chopped up green onion a little water to thin
TASTE it!!

Put the salmon in a huge piece of foil, mix up the sauce and pour it on the salmon.
Wrap the salmon tightly and throw into a 400 degree oven for about 15 minutes.

Open the foil and broil the salmon till it's dark and dark and dark and crazy caramelized delicious

While the salmon cooks toss oil in a huge pan, throw in a couple of beaten eggs, whip them fast and take them out.
Add more oil and throw in ginger and garlic, shush it around till you smell it and add all the rest of the veggies you have, chopped small...  fry them around a bit, add a little water to help cook it down.

Throw in whatever you have like soy or some of the sauce from the salmon, and add the soaked and drained noodles and about 1/2 cup of water or broth, toss it all around, adjust seasoning, keep it moving.  Throw in the eggs.  The noodles absorb the liquid, add more, i like it to be relatively dry.

Put huge amounts in bowls and serve the salmon on top with any sauce, liquid in the foil...

Sprinkle with green onion.  EAT!

PS it's great cold, tossed as a salad!!


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