Saturday, April 7, 2012

Easy spicy tangy baked salmon

Another cheat's dinner (^^)! As usual, an all-in-one meal, my way (^^)! Baked spicy tangy salmon with ladies fingers/okra.

This dish does not require much preparation except making sure you've defrosted your fish if it's kept in the freezer ^^. When you are ready to cook (?), just mix up a paste of 1 tbsp ready-mix tom yam paste, 3 tbsp gochugaru/chili flakes, some grated ginger, 1 tsp minced garlic, 3 sliced shallots, a dash of oil (sesame) and salt to season fish. No pounding or blending required. No need to marinade either. Yes, I'm that lazy! (^^.) You can actually make a paste out of whatever ingredients you fancy.. there's no right or wrong about this.

I put the salmon on top of the okra, wrapped in aluminium foil at 200C for 40-45 minutes. Make sure the foil is well sealed by folding the edges twice carefully. A covered foil actually works like a steam bake, so you will end up with really juicy moist fish. I really like this simple, sit-back-and-relax dish, where the natural sweetness of fish and veggies really shines through. This is an easy, healthy combo for dinner, don't you think? (^^)  

Hubby and I really enjoyed this simple and healthy meal (^^)

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