Sunday, 25 May 2008

Pan-fry Salmon & Apple Slices With Butter Sauce

Salmon is the common name for several species of Fish of the family Salmonidae. Several other fish in the family are called trout. Salmon is a popular food. Consuming salmon is considered to be reasonably healthy due to the fish's high protein, high Omega-3 fatty acids, and high vitamin D content.

Like many fruits, Apples contain Vitamin C as well as a host of other antioxidant compounds, which may reduce the risk of cancer by preventing DNA damage. The fiber content, while less than in most other fruits, helps regulate bowel movements and may thus reduce the risk of colon cancer. They may also help with heart disease, weight loss and controlling cholesterol, as they do not have any cholesterol, have fiber, which reduces cholesterol by preventing re-absorption, and are bulky for their caloric content like most fruits and vegetables. So "An apple a day keeps the doctor away."

This was a very interesting dish that my lady boss was telling us during one of the chit chat session. So base on what she had describe, I came out my own version of Pan-fry Salmon & Apples Slices With Butter Sauce. Other than the main course, I also added some side dish like stir-fry honey peas & carrot with garlic serve with rice. Posted by Picasa

This is indeed a very nice and easy to prepare hearty food for the whole family to have fish, fruit, vegetables and rice in a dish. If you are interested on how does the apples taste wise with salmon and butter, you must try this dish and you will sure to love it just like what we do. Reyon loves this dish especially the butter apples and juicy salmon..........

Ingredients For Salmon & Apple (serves 2)
1 Piece of Salmon Fillet, about 300g
2 Medium Red Apples, cored and cut into wedges
1 Medium Onion, cut into thin slices
4 Slices of Ginger, thinly shredded
10g - 15g of Salted Butter
1/4 Wedge Of Lemon, optional

Methods:
1. Wash and pat dry the salmon fillet, sprinkle with some pepper(optional) then coat with some corn flour before pan-fry to get the crispy outer coating and seal the freshness and juicy texture of the fillet.
2. Heat up the pan with 10g of butter, you can add 1/2 teaspoon of cooking oil to prevent the butter from getting burn.
3. Saute the onion and ginger for about 30 seconds then add in the salmon fillet and pan-fry on low heat until it's cooked through to your preference. (I prefer it to be just done so that the meat will be juicy and outer layer is crispy and fragrant, when you see golden colour on the skin layer it should be done but then it also depend on the thickness of the fillet.)
4. When the salmon is done remove it from the pan, and if there is not much oil left, you can add in more butter then put in the apple wedges and stir-fry for about 3-5 minutes till it's tender.
5. Remove it and serve together with the fish fillet and lemon.

Notes:
a) You can replace the salmon with cod fish if you prefer.
b) When saute the onion and ginger with the salmon, when you see the onion and ginger is almost golden in colour, dish it up and set aside so that u can served it on top of the rice.
c) You can either peel off the skin of the apple or u can cook it with the skin on depend on your liking. For me, I used 1 with skin and the other one without.

Ingredients For The Side Dish
6 - 8 Honey Peas
1 Medium/Small Carrot, cut into 0.5cm thick slices
3 Cloves Of Garlic, remove the skin
1/2 Tablespoon Cooking Wine (hua tiao jiu)

Methods:
1. Prepare and wash the vegetables then heat up the pan with some oil and saute the garlic till fragrant.
2. Add in the carrot slices and fry for about 1 minute then add in the peas and continue to stir-fry for another 1 minutes.
3. Season it with some cooking wine and pinch of salt.

4 comments:

  1. Hi Ellena,

    Found your blog interesting and loads of nice recipes. ^^

    May I add you in my friend list?

    Ammie

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  2. Hi Ammie,

    Thanks for dropping by :) I take a peep at your blog too... :p And i must said those cakes that baked by you are so delicious look :)

    Yeah! I don't mind to be in your friend list too :p

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  3. Hi Ellena,

    This toddler meal look so colourful... Will try to cook for my gal... thanks!

    MummyKaRen

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  4. Hi MummyKaRen,

    Thanks for dropping by... and I hope that your kid will like this colourful dish :)

    Regards
    Ellena

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