For the last I don’t know how many weeks I’ve been pan frying Atlantic salmon. Tonight I thought about doing something different. I had noodles, red curry paste, lychees and pineapple pieces.
I heated the pineapple pieces and lychees with their juices in a fry pan and added some red curry paste. I also added a liberal sprinkling of chilli flakes. Once it reached a good vigorous boil I added a piece of salmon and put a lid on the pan. I cooked this on high heat for 5 minutes before removing the lid. I removed the salmon and put it in a bowl. I added the noodles to the fry pan and small amount of coconut milk. I also squeezed in a lime. Once the noodles were cooked the sauce had thickened I spooned noodles, pineapple pieces and lychees into a large bowl. I then flaked the salmon and added that. I then poured over a small amount of the sauce.
Miss15 bought me a couple of food tubes this weekend. I was up in Brisbane visiting my daughters and we went shopping and Miss15 asked if I wanted anything for the fathers day just past a few weeks ago. We were in kitchenware shop looking at cake decorating stuff and I saw a couple of food tubes.
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I seared some Atlantic salmon and mashed some potato and sweet potato in my ricer. I put it into the food tube and created a mash tower in the centre of the plate. I topped this with spring onions. I made a thickish honey soy sauce (it had caramelised and become sticky) to drizzle on the mash stack and vegetables.
And to prove I could do it again, this is from Monday night.
Today was a quiet one. I’ve eaten well, walked a little and spent some time thinking. I also spoke with my parents on the telephone. A pleasant quiet Sunday.
After last night’s dinner I slept in and awoke feeling a little full but not uncomfortably so. After grocery shopping and a coffee at a local café I went for a stroll along Lake Ginninderra. You can see the route here.
I’ve always thought that imitation is a valid form of flattery. I thought about Bron’s various French Toast creations and thought I’d try some. I made mine with a piece of Brioche, an egg, some milk, vanilla and sugar. I also had some blueberries and cream with maple syrup with the toast.
French toast made with Brioche, cream, maple syrup and blueberries
About mid afternoon I started feeling a little peckish and thought about a cheesy snack. I had some salami and thought a platter of salami and blue cheese would be ideal.
Salami and blue cheese
For dinner I had some Atlantic salmon in the refrigerator and some puff pastry in the freezer. Along with a sweet potato and Gruyere the decision was easy. In the sweet potato and Gruyere cheese dish I added some broccoli and green beans. In the pastry parcel I had the salmon, some cheese and a couple of asparagus spears.
A couple of friends have said I need to include images of food after the first cut. So I’ve included a shot of the pastry cracked open.
Sweet potato, beans and broccoli. An odd combination I know, but hey there are vegetables in this with cheese. CHEESE, therefore it must be good.
The salmon in puff pastry
Cracked open, the salmon was cooked nicely and creamy.
I know I should not have but I also had ice cream for dessert.
It was good to get back to work today. Last week, even though I’d managed a good proportion of the e-mail that had to be done, I still had a huge number in my in-box. Then there was the in-tray in the office.Less said about that the better.
Notwithstanding the rest I needed, I’d watched as much day time television that is safe for any human. It wasn’t so much the content of programs like The Circle, it was the endless advertisements for cleaning products and clothing that could only be purchased by telephone or on-line that made me desperately want to return to work.
To give me energy today I had an egg on a toasted English muffin.
Fried egg on a muffin.
Tonight I got home later than I’d hoped so quickly baked some salmon.
I woke up this morning feeling worse than yesterday. I hate being unwell. I know; I’m a mere man with manflu. I spent the day in bed except to get up and prepare food or make tea.
That saying to feed a fever and starve a cold is rubbish. When you’re sick, you need nourishment. I may not be burning calories through exercise but my immune system through the beautiful processes of inflammation is using energy to overcome a viral infection. Sweet memories of calor (heat), dolor (pain), rubor (redness), tumour (swelling) and functio laesa (loss of function) as taught by Dr Richard “Dick” Steele come to mind.
This morning I wasn’t feeling hungry after a terrible night’s sleep. I spent most of the night awake trying to breathe.
Bacon and eggs
I then spent the morning in bed except for a short excursion to buy more tissues. A day in pyjamas was called for.
My freezer has a bunch of frozen sandwiches for lunch at work. I toasted a cheese and tomato sandwich for lunch.
Toasted cheese and tomato
After an afternoon dozing I prepared some salmon and vegetables.
Place the salmon fillets on some aluminium foil. Place slices of onion and fennel on top. Season with salt and pepper. Add dill. Wrap in aluminium foil and place onto a baking tray.
Prepare the vegetables as you like.
Bake the salmon in a high oven for 20 minutes.
Serve on a plate and arrange as you like.