Gastronomically Terrific

January 31, 2016

Baked salmon with parmesan crust

Baked salmonsOn to the main for my dinner party. This was even easier than the starter, but looked (and tasted) pretty good.

I seasoned four salmon fillets (one each) and put them on a roasting tin. I then made a white wine and mushroom sauce (by cooking the mushrooms in the wine, removing the mushrooms, boiling wine and cream together, then returning the mushrooms to the pan), and added a small amount of the sauce to the top of each salmon fillet.

Finally, I made a breadcrumb topping with breadcrumbs, Parmesan, parsley, lemon and paprika. I sprinkled this topping over the salmon fillets, then baked them in the oven for 15 minutes.

I served the fillets with extra sauce over the top (saved and reheated from earlier), buttered and minted potatoes, and some rocket on the side. Whilst I wanted a decent meal, I didn’t want to stuff everybody before they had tried my tiramisu!

Who made it: Anna

Recipe: Mary Berry’s Christmas Collection, pg. 76


August 10, 2014

Jacket potato with salmon and cottage cheese

Filed under: lunch, main — Tags: , , , — lawsonanna @ 1:08 pm

Jacket potato with cottage cheese and salmonWell, this was disappointing. I was looking for something quick and easy to make, and had both left-over salmon and left-over cottage cheese. So this quick and easy salmon jacket potato seemed like a great choice.

The problem with it was that it’s so, well, boring. Now, I admit that I probably didn’t help matters by microwaving the salmon. But I was tired, and really hungry, and just not willing to wait 15 minutes whilst the oven heated up and cooked the salmon. But, you know, there’s only so much you can do with salmon, cottage cheese, pepper, chives and potato.

Individually I like all those ingredients (perhaps with the exception of the cottage cheese, which, I admit, I’ve always found a little dull – and with rather an odd texture), but I’d have been much happier with boiled potatoes, grilled salmon and a cheese sauce. But that would have taken far, far too long. Not something I’m planning on trying again in the near future.

Who made it: Anna

Recipe: Save with Jamie, pg.

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