Sunday, December 5, 2010

5 Dec 10 (Sun) - Poached Salmon Steak and Vegetables in White Wine with Potato Salad

There was one last piece of salmon steak in the fridge which I had saved to cook as my lunch on Monday. Decided to cook it using the simple, fuss-free method and that was to poach it with white wine coz I had to go watch The Chronicles of Narnia 3: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader in 3D with SWT in Bugis in the afternoon.

Went to the market early as usual, ate breakfast and went on to start preparing the ingredients for cooking. Cut the carrot, asparagus, shitake mushrooms, lemon, shallots and garlic. Then made some cuts on the salmon steak, placed it in a pot together with shallots, garlic and a few slices of lemon and then filled the pot with water and white wine till it covered half the steak.

Turned on low heat, let it cooked for a few minutes before turning the steak over and cooked for another few minutes. Once the salmon steak was cooked, I drained and placed it on a plate. Threw the other vegetables into the pot and topped it up with more water to poach. After they were cooked, drained and arranged them on the plate with the salmon steak.

Then used the same pot of water to poach the potato. Prepared a bowl of ice water and once the potato was cooked, placed it into the ice water and peeled the skin off. Cut it into pieces, put into a mixing bowl, added salt, pepper and mayonnaise before mixing them up. Arranged them onto the same plate and then took a photo of my creation before packing them into my lunch box.

Soon it was time to go out and got to Bugis 15mins before the meeting time. The movie started at 1:50pm and ended about 4pm. The movie was funny but not as good as the previous two installments. Perhaps because Peter and Susan were no longer in the movie, Edmund and Lucy had grown up, there were no battle scenes and the last straw was that Prince Caspian was spotted with a goatee. Anyway, it was still a good movie overall.

Went to Tiong Bahru Plaza to get some stuff before heading home for the day, rest and get ready for the week ahead.

Poached Salmon Steak and Vegetables in White Wine with Potato Salad

Ingredients A:
1 piece salmon steak
1 local potatoe
1/2 carrot
1 asparagus
3 shitake mushrooms
Poaching Ingredients:
1 shallots, thinly sliced
1 garlic, thinly sliced
1-2 slices lemon
1/4 cup white wine
1/2 cup water
A dash of salt and pepper

1.  Combine all poaching ingredients in a pan
2.  Put the salmon steak so it is half covered
3.  Bring to boil and reduce heat
4.  After 3-4mins, turn the salmon steak over
5.  After 3-4mins, off the heat and set aside
6.  Boil the carrot, asparagus and shitake mushrooms till cooked and set aside
7.  Cook the potato, skinned it and cut into bite size
8.  Toss the potato with salt, pepper and mayonnaise
9.  Arrange all ingredients on plate and serve

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