Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Salmon grilled with an oriental marinade

The simplicity of grilling fish is that it's not time consuming and tastes good.Hope you will try and enjoy this delicious recipe.The previous two weeks brought in a bout of ill health and that is the reason for not having blogged some recipes.All is well now and I am off on an annual family vacation till mid december.Keep visiting this site while I come back with a bang and more delicious recipes.Cheers!

4 salmon(fish) steaks/500 gms fillet cut into 2-3 pieces
juice of 1 lemon
2 spring onions
2 green chillies
2 inch piece of ginger
60ml/1/4 cup oliveoil
salt and freshly ground pepper
Process ginger,green chillies,lemon juice and spring onions together and then apply this onto the fish, season with salt and pepper. Refrigerate for about 2 hrs.Brush with the olive oil and arrange in a single layer ona grill pan.Grill for about 3-4 minutes keepinbg it 10 cms away from the heat source.Turn the fish and baste it with the remaining marinade and oil and grill for another 3-4 minutes.Serve hot with a salad and rings of onions and lemon wedges.If you do not have a grill provision then you could use a non stick pan and cook on a medium heat, turning the fish pieces/steaks from time to time and keep adding the oil.You can cook with a lid on to keep the fish moist.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Chinese style stir fried chicken


450 gms chicken breasts skinned and boneless
2 tbs finely chopped garlic
2 tbs ginger juliennes
2 tbs spring onions chopped diagonally
2 dried(preferably chipotle) chillies broken into bits
1 tbs cornflour
2tsp sesame oil
2 tbs soya sauce
salt as required
1 tbs white vinegar
5 spice powder(optional)

Clean, wash and dice the chicken into bite size pieces.Dissolve corn flour in 4 tbs water to form a thick paste.Heat the oil and stir fry the ginger,garlic,spring onions and dried chillies.Add the corn flour paste,and keep stirring for a few seconds.Add the chicken and half cup water and cook for a few minutes stirring from time to time.Add soy sauce,vinegar,five spice powder and season with salt.Cover and cook for a few minutes till chicken is tender and the sauce is thickened.Garnish with spring onions.Serve with noodles or chinese fried rice.