Tuesday, May 29, 2007

A little more catch-up (no food pun intended)

Marinated Salmon

Some time ago (ahem ... three Wednesdays ago) WeDine cooked a delicious marinated salmon using the following sauces:

and lots of lovely garlic and ginger:

We also made a yummy vegetable salad, something I'd never heard of before. The vegetables, including broccoli (chopped lovingly by a colour-coordinated Alisha)

and cauliflower (here fished out of the pot by Michelle)

and carrots, were blanched and then put in water to arrest the cooking process, so they would still be fairly firm and crunchy, but not raw. We made a marinade/dressing for them using ginger (below, rasped by Meg), olive oil, sesame oil, rice vinegar and some chopped cilantro.

Here is the finished dinner. The fantastic whole wheat rolls you see in the picture were baked by Michelle the previous day - shaped by her own fair hands! The salmon was very tasty.

And for dessert we had longans, which are the fruits of a Chinese evergreen tree. According to Wiki, longan, (or long-ngan) which means 'dragon eye' is so named "because of the fruit's resemblance to an eyeball when it is shelled (the black seed shows through the translucent flesh like a pupil/iris)". Mm. They were sweet and delicious. Plus they make for a good photo!

1 comment:

moyrad said...

I loved the blanched veggie salad too. The cruch is what make this salad great. Everyone should try this instead of steaming veggies to mush.