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Miso Salmon Rice Noodles

Miso Salmon Rice Noodles

Monday nights call for a quick and easy meal.
While the meal may not take much time, there is no sacrificing in taste.

What you will need:
1 box rice noodles (cook according to instructions on the box)
2 tbsp olive oil
200 g salmon

1/2 tbsp red chilli flakes
1/2 tsp sugar
2 tbsp sesame seeds
2 tbsp miso paste (I used a light sweet paste)
2 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp grated fresh ginger
1 tbsp lime juice
4 tbsp sesame oil
fresh coriander

Method:
1. Slice the salmon into thin strips and set aside. In a pot, prepare rice noodles according to the instructions on the package.
2. In a pan, heat the olive oil with the sesame seeds, ginger and red pepper flakes.
3. Reduce to low heat, add the miso paste, soy sauce, lime juice and sugar. Stir over a moderate heat for 1-2 minutes.
4. Add the salmon and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side. The salmon is ready when it has an orange color to it.
5. Put the pasta in with the salmon and cover the noodles in sesame oil. Cover with fresh coriander and serve.

Enjoy!

Fast Fish

Fast Fish

Wanting to eat well can often be very time consuming. Our evenings are often filled with my husband getting home around 5:30 and then us heading to the gym shortly after. This does not leave a lot of time for cooking, unless we have a very late dinner.

We have been wanting to use what we have in the house and after searching through our fridge and freezer, I decided that dinner tonight would be tilapia.

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What you will need:

2-4 filets of tilapia (I used frozen)
2 tbsp melted butter
1 tbsp lemon juice (fresh is preferable)
1 tsp garlic powder
salt + pepper to taste
​1/3 cup grated parmesan

​flat leaf parsley to garnish


Method:
melt the butter in a saucepan and add the lemon juice and garlic. In the meantime, line a baking pan with non-stick foil and place the filets on it.
Set the oven to broil.
When the sauce has come together, add the salt and pepper to your taste.
Place the sauce on both sides of the tilapia, and place in the oven for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes, take the tilapia out of the oven, flip over and dress the fish with the parmesan. Place back in the oven and allow it to broil for 7-9 minutes. You will know it is done when it develops a golden crust on top.
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Remove from the oven and garnish with the parsley.
Serve immediately, and enjoy!
Honey Garlic Butter Salmon

Honey Garlic Butter Salmon

Occasionally I come up with recipes myself, but usually it is a variation of things I see online. This past week, we had a decent amount of salmon as our grocery store had amazing fresh (Canadian) salmon.
I like recipes that offer a lot of flavor with not too many ingredients so whenever I see a recipe that looks like it packs a delicious punch with minimal effort, I am all for it.

 

What you will need:
2 tbsp butter
2 tbsp honey (I used organic / all natural honey)
2 tbsp lemon juice (fresh is always better but I had no lemons on hand!)
2 medium size garlic gloves
salt and pepper to taste
parsley to garnish

**lemon slices are optional and completely up to you.

Method:
In a sauce pan, melt the butter and then add the honey. Once they are mixed together and have made a delicious smelling sauce, add the garlic and lemon juice..
Once the sauce is made, take a baking pan and line it with tinfoil. On the tinfoil place the salmon.

Once the salmon is on the tinfoil, spoon the sauce over the salmon and apply the salt and pepper. You can use 1/2 tsp if you wish but generally I feel that salt and pepper should be left to the discretion of the person who is cooking. Not everyone likes the same level of salt in their food. Following this, wrap the salmon up tight in the tinfoil so that the sauce cannot escape and end up on the baking pan. Set the oven to 375F and cook for 17-19 minutes.

When your timer has gone off, switch the oven to broil and allow the salmon to broil for 3-5 minutes. This will give the salmon a beautiful glaze on top. When I was making this, I noticed that part of the tinfoil got burned from the sauce, do not panic this is completely normal. Use your judgement for how much of a glaze you would like on the salmon before removing it from the oven.

Take the salmon out of the oven and garnish with parsley (and lemon slices if you wish) and serve immediately.
Enjoy!

If you are new to cooking salmon and would like some background, feel free to check out this article.