Monday, October 29, 2007

Sweet & Sour Salmon

Bought extra Salmon fillet so made some for lunch today for hb & myself. Thought of trying a different approach so tried it with a Sweet & Sour sauce and it complimented the salmon quite well. This is a simple & quick recipe if you want to whip up a Sweet & Sour sauce dish. You can use this basic sauce and alternate the meat. Our green dish was Quick Stir Fry Celery with Mushrooms.


Ingredients
400g salmon steak
Salt & pepper to taste
Sesame oil & Chinese wine
Some plain flour or corn flour
Sauce
6 tablespoons of tomato ketchup
2 tomatoes (cut in quarters)
Sugar & white vinegar to taste
1 clove garlic chopped
Ginger (thinly sliced)
1 tbsp cornflour dissoved in half cup of water
Method
- Wash salmon and rub some salt & pepper to it. Cut salmon to bite size and drizzle some sesame oil & Chinese wine and mix lightly. Set aside to marinate for 30 mins.
- Put the flour into a shallow bowl, coat the salmon pcs and shake off excess.
- Heat oil in pan, once oil is hot (test by inserting a chopstick into oil, once you see bubbling round the chopstick. It means oil is hot enough. Reduce to medium low and slide salmon pc into pan.
- Turn salmon when the edges are golden brown. Remove once both sides are golden and place in some kitchen towels to soak up excecss oil.
Fried salmon pcs waiting for drizzling of sweet & sour sauce
Preparing sauce
- Heat a little oil in pan, add garlic and ginger.
- Once fragrant, add tomato sauce & stir gently on low fire.
- Add tomato quarters
- Once tomatoes are soft, taste sauce. Season with sugar and vinegar. Only add vinegar if sauce not sour enough. Different brands of tomato sauce have different taste so taste test first.
- Add the cornflour mixture and once sauce thinckens, add the pre-fried salmon pcs and toss gently and quickly.
- Transfer to plate and serve immediately.

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