I’ve been away for the last week. I was in Winnipeg, Manitoba in Canada. I was there for a work meeting. No baked salmon there for me. Instead I had a wide variety of meals which were mostly low in fibre and high in salt, sugar and fat. My bowel health took a real blow.
I became unwell while I was overseas too. I woke up on the Monday with a sore throat, congested paranasal sinuses and a splitting headache. Within a day I had a hacking cough and then a fever. Being ill in another time zone seems to make everything worse. The illness and the travel associated tiredness. I started longing for small simple meals. That said I did try some poutine which is like a national dish for Canadians. I’m thinking of making a variation for this Sunday night for what will be the greatest NRL grand final ever when the mighty Brisbane Broncos play the North Queensland Cowboys for rugby league’s greatest prize (next to the State of Origin). It’s been a great year in rugby league (the greatest game of all) with the Mighty XXXX Queensland Maroons winning the state of origin series. Three of my favourite teams in the NRL made the top four teams after the regular season. With my top two teams in the grand final what could be better? While I’m hoping for a Broncos victory which will be a dream for a returning Mr Bennett, I won’t be disappointed if JT and his boys win the game.
- Salmon fillet
- Red onion
- Lemon juice
- Chilli flakes
- Black pepper
- Sea salt
- Panko bread crumbs
- Golden syrup
- Grape seed oil
- Rub some grape seed oil into the salmon
- Place on some baking paper on an oven tray
- Drizzle some golden syrup over the salmon and then sprinkle on some panko bread crumbs
- Add some chilli flakes, sea salt and black pepper
- Bake for 12 minutes at 220 °C
- When it’s finished remove and allow the salmon to rest for 5 minutes
- Thinly slice the fennel and red onion
- Finely chop some parsley and chives
- Put a salad together with fennel, red onion, capers, parsley and lemon juice
- Garnish the salmon with chives and dill
- Plate up
- Shoot a photograph
- Eat the meal
- Wash the dishes
- Write the recipe
- Blog (verb)
Last night on arriving home I enjoyed some lambs fry, bacon and mashed potato from the Canberra Southern Cross Club Jamison.
For lunch today I had a salmon burger with wasabi aioli and some sweet chilli sauce.
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It’s good to be home and back into my routine. Hopefully my bowels will return to normal soon too.