Thursday, March 26, 2015

Once in a blue moon

Put salmon into boiling water and bring to a simmer. I found myself poaching salmon today and the way I cook is I don't use any seasoning at all so this is just salmon and water. 

Did something today I would not usually do. I saw fresh salmon atlantic fillets selling for MYR5.99 per 100g and so I chose one and paid MYR26.24 for it. Then only it dawned on me that I have to cook it because my mother is not at home today and I want to eat it fresh so I use the more than lazy way to cook it, just put the salmon as it is into boiling water and leave it to simmer after running water over it to wash away any unwanted bits on it.

Took out a piece with skin (the grey patch at the side is the skin) to make sure that it is fully cooked.

Break up the salmon into pieces using a fork and a spoon so that the thicker parts will be cooked too. Removed the salmon when it is just fully cooked and eat it as it is with my spouse with no seasoning at all.

The water is so oily from the salmon oil and I am not going to cook any soup or sauces with it but it is a waste to pour it away so what do I do with it?

Put in 4 slices of wholemeal bread to soak up the water.

And eat them all up.

That is why I do not cook because when I do, I usually end up eating a lot and is so, so full after that.

44 comments:

  1. Yes!! I'm so happy seeing this post!! :D :D :D

    Yeah, portion control is difficult when you cook. I tend to overcook all the time too. Good thing I am omitting rice and carbs on weekday dinners though..

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    1. Hahaha, good that you are happy! :D
      And also for dinners, better not to eat carbs if you are watching your weight.

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  2. Mun, I fully agree with you. It is so difficult to cook just enough for two. I always end up eating more just so I do not waste.

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  3. Wow! I didn't know salmon is that expensive. No wonder so delicious fish!

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    1. Ah, I see you don't buy your own grocery from markets/supermarkets. :)

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    2. I buy grocery all the time but my wife is a vegan so......

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    3. So you are vegan too at home?

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  4. I bought a slab, double that size for RM40 here - thought that was expensive but it was equal to at least 4 pieces - the size of what they serve at the restaurants so comparatively very much cheaper.

    Went to the place again a few days later. ALL SOLD OUT! Including the salmon, sold whole...quite a few of them, I saw. Gee!!! People must be really really rich... I only bought as my girl loves salmon, buang gian or I would not have done so.

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    1. I think at about MYR5.99 per 100g, it is considered affordable, that's why it is sold out.

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  5. Salmon not cheap, I also bought from Aeon for RM24++ per piece.. I just steamed, mashed it and mixed into spaghetti to make salmon spaghetti, haha..

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    1. Your spaghetti must be really tasty with salmon in it. :)

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  6. I prefer raw salmon in the Japanese restaurant

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    1. I like to eat Salmon sashimi too.

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  7. I've eaten poached salmon, but have never cooked it that way myself. I guess I usually just bake or pan fry.

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    1. I guess baking or pan fry gives it a crispy exterior which you like better.

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  8. an interesting way to cook and eat up your salmon steak at home!! no seasoning at all, and that's all natural, hope that salmon is fresh enough to make it taste good cooking this way.. and voila, hahaha, you ended up not wasting the "soup" by soaking wholewheat bread into the bowl.. you surely have all the goodness of the salmon in one meal~~ :)

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  9. Wow! Salmon.

    That is an interesting meal you have, Mun.

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  10. *Double faint*!!! I don't think I can eat salmon that way...and definitely not bread soaked in water! I do know that you tend to eat very healthy but pan-frying in extra virgin olive oil is just as healthy and I would go that route....or even bake it :)

    RM5.99 per 100g is considered cheap for fresh salmon. I get mine from Intermark at RM9 per 100g but I find that one a lot fresher though.

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    1. Well once there was this patient who went to see a doctor and the doctor said, I thought I asked you not to eat fried food and the patient said, but doctor I fried all my food with extra virgin olive oil. :)

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    2. Haha....very funny, Mun. Pan-frying not the same with deep-frying lo!

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    3. It is oil vs no oil lo!

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  11. Wow, quite a unique way to eat salmon :) So Healthy meal..

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  12. I don't understand, then the bread soak up only the water, then the oil leh??

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    1. The oil from the fish also all went into the bread because I use the bread to wipe up the oil also.

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  13. Wah, really no waste! I think i cannot eat just boiled like that. I normally pan fry.

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    1. Many people cannot, I can understand that.

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  14. Cannot just eat as sashimi? I am amused at the part where you realised you had to cook it yourself heh heh.

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    1. Don't dare to risk it because I don't know whether this fresh is at the level of sashimi fresh. Hahaha, I could keep it until my mother is available but so old already still want mother to cook meh, so I cook it myself lor using the lazy way.

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  15. My girl loves salmon and just few days ago I bought two pieces.. pan fried it for a while and that was it... but the skin all came out because I used olive oil to fry.. adoi!

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    1. The salmon skin comes off easily.

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  16. Salmon is very fishy, I can't eat it this way either. I usually pan-fry it. It's not difficult, just add olive oil & salt that's all. I've an easy photo instructions on Healthy Pan-seared Salmon Salad in my blog. Check it out the next time you're cooking :D

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    1. Fresh salmon is not fishy at all - think salmon sashimi. I know it is not difficult because I have panfried salmon fillet before when I was living in UK but I don't like dealing with oil so there is no oil in my current house. Thanks for recommending your blog post. :)

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    2. Agree with Shirley, salmon is very fishy and I also can't eat it this way

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    3. But fresh salmon is like salmon sashimi. You can eat raw salmon, right? not fishy, right?

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  17. I love salmon but I dont like them poached. I eat them raw, smoked or baked but never poached. I had poached salmon once and did not really like it.

    So cute la the way you eat your bread soaked in salmon 'soup' like that :D

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    1. Maybe the poached salmon you ate was overcooked and was tough.

      Hahahaha, I don't want to waste the salmon 'soup'.

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  18. Way good lah, you can eat such bland food...no seasonings at all! I thought I'm already very plain with just salt and pepper haha. I like my salmon in any preparation except raw. My family likes it pan fried (with just few drops of oil).

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    1. Hahaha, you are right. I know salmon grilled or pan fried is very tasty for those who like the taste of salmon oil. I will eat it that way too.

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