Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Salmon which way?
















K, so there's this girl at my school right, and we discussing the pronunciation of salmon right. Then, she made a bet with us that the correct way of saying salmon is -saL mon-, not -sa men-, as you would normally say it. but...no but yes but its cos its samen right...



Poached samon and three bean salad with tomato basil and anchovy dressing
This recipe is a development of what I came up with for my masterchef qualifying round back in 1996. I am serving it this weekend as one of three dishes for the prato principal ( main course ) of a hen party at a local villa rental
Serves 4

4 x 175g salmon
2 bay leaves
2 tablespoons sea salt
1 teaspoon of Wynad peppercorns

FOR THE SALAD

3 cups cannelini or butter beans, drained and rinsed
250g broad beans
250g french beans or runner beans
6 samll pequillo peppers julienned
Fresh oregano , basil, parsley and thyme

FOR THE DRESSING - mix together

3 vine ripened tomatoes skinned deseeded and finely chopped

3 Anchovies finely chopped
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice ( approx. 2 limes)
1/4 cup virgin olive oil
1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped

Place the salt, peppercorns and bay leaves in alarge deep frying pan with 5 cups( 40 fl oz )
of water and bring to the boil. Cook for 5 minutes then remove from the heat. add the salmon, cover and leave for 15 minutes. Remove he fish from the stock, carefully skin and break into strips or large chunks. Toss all the salad ingredients together in half the dressing. Plate up the salmon on a bed of the salad with the rest of the dressing poured over the top.

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