Skip to main content

Recipe: Smoked Salmon and Veggies in Coconut Milk Sauce



A budget friendly, no fuss, easy to prep Asian dish. Best and tastiest with white, short-grain or medium grain rice. Try with white first before partnering it with brown rice (etc.)

Time 15 to about 23 minutes cooking time
Ingredients:
  • Smoked Salmon, shredded, ( Tasmanian Salmon is a good choice)
  • 1 regular sized brown onion
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • Coconut Milk or Coconut Cream ( buy it canned or squeeze it from an old coconut yourself if you like)
  • Fish Sacue ( Use Thai or Malaysian fish sauce for modest seasoning, Use Filipino fish sauce if you want it salty or pronounced)
  • Pepper
  • Cut- up chili
  • 1 tbs or 2 tbs vegetable oil,
  • Pumpkin, chopped (any variant)
  • String Beans (sliced)
  • little salt
  • some sugar
(Quantity depends on how much you want to prepare. I like this dish saucy but not runny. I only add about 1/4 c to 1/2 c water. Here, I used about 10 string beans (use little if you arthritic conditions like me) and a half cut of butternut pumpkin (average size). I like it meaty so I used a 2-slice pack of hot peppered smoked Tasmanian salmon from Coles).
Steps:
1. On medium heat, saute garlic, onion, and string beans in some vegetable oil. About 3 to 5  minutes.



2. Pour in one can of coconut milk or coconut cream. Your choice. Coconut cream is thicker, you may need to add half a can of water. If using freshly grated coconut, you may use the fresh squeeze (which is coconut cream) or the second one (which is now coconut milk). Stick to 1 cup of water for each squeeze. Options?  Ayam brand is a basic choice. Premium brands of canned coconut milk/coconut cream are available.

3. Put in chopped pumpkin.

4. Season with fish sauce, pepper, maybe a little salt, some sugar, and freshly cut-up chili (For a tolerable kick, maybe use just 1 piece). Mix and make sure all pumpkin cubes are immersed in the simmering sauce.

5. Add smoked salmon. Blend all and allow ingredients to fuse. Make sure pumpkins are immersed in sauce. Blend About 2 to 3 minutes. Cover pan. Options?



6. Simmer for 10 to 15 minutes of medium low heat. Dish is then ready ( Or when you can smoothly fork cut through a piece of pumpkin, whichever comes first.) I love extended simmering for a more tasty result. I use slightly larger cubes of pumpkin with extended simmering to avoid too mushy pumpkins.






Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Container Gardening: Planting KangKong in Pots (Water Spinach)

Kang kong is a well-known leafy vegetable used in many Philippine dishes. It is quite easy to grow they say. There was a time when you can find kangkong patches on most streets in the neighborhood. It is also called water spinach or swamp cabbage. It thrives in wet, moist areas. Many grow it solely in water. It quickly grows under sunny spots but carers should keep the soil moist. Else, it may die. Some tips: Not much intstructions on planting. Just bury the seed and keep the soil moist or muddy.  Kangkong grows all year round. Cut maybe an inch or two above the soil for continued regrowth and harvesting. Winter may see your plant dying but often, it regrows by spring. You may fertilize with nitrogen twice a month. You may harvest whole plants at about 1 to 2 months. Kangkong has the tendency to spread. Grow in a container for easy maintenance or harvest whole plants to control your supply. It is best to use potting soil for your containers. Putting regular soil in restric

Bullmastiff: All Wrinkly and Sweet Giant

We have this pet bullmastiff and I’m sure I don’t uniquely feel this way; like other dog owners, I feel our Simba is one of a kind. He has his ways, quirks and all that, which gives him this distinct identity and character. We named him Simba, which means “Lion”. He was an ugly pup. I almost wanted to back out from purchasing him at the kennel. He didn’t look like a regular bullmastiff, no wrinkles, no large frame. He was thin, lean, and all straight and flat. Characteristic of normal Bullmastiffs , he was guarded at first, a bit aloof and doubtful of people and surroundings. It took him over two months to feel more at ease in our home, to freely walk around without being easily spooked, and to trustingly accept our spontaneous pats on his forehead. He wasn’t affectionate for a long time. You would have to initiate physical contact. Many times when we called, he wouldn’t come. And when we approached him, he would move somewhere else. The Bullmastiff is one dog breed you woul

What Does Romans 8:28 Mean About All Things Work Together For Good?

All things work together for good Romans 8:28 is a well-known verse that Christians usually memorize or list down under "God's Promises." It says, "We know that all things work together for the good of those who love God:  those who are called according to His purpose." Is this really a promise from God? Is this a sure promise that we can claim? Is Romans 8:28 true? Or is the Bible lying in this particular verse? Because, by experience, people know that NOT all things turn out good in the end. So, what exactly does this Scripture mean? And is it for everyone? Let's take a closer look at Romans 8:28 and understand what the verse is actually telling us today. Romans 8:28 in different bible translations We know that all things work together for the good of those who love God: those who are called according to His purpose. (HCSB)/similar in form with NIV. And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who lov