Thursday, December 30, 2010

A Nice Fishy Dishy


We had a surprise gift yesterday - a trio of salmon from our Hertfordshire family. There was smoked salmon, gravalax and two luscious Oak Roast steaks - crying out to be eaten. I wasn't sure how to do them; they seemed to be sealed in a buttery juice, sprinkled with cracked pepper like the bottom two in the picture. I decided to do them en papilotte in the Aga and wrapped then in a foil envelope for 20 minutes. We had them with baked potato, courgettes and sprouts a la Eryl ( side bar) and lemon. A success!
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21 comments:

The Cloudcutter said...

Oooh... I LOVE salmon. So glad u had a fabulous meal. Are things thawing in time for the new year?

Guyana-Gyal said...

I'm off to breakfast, my stomach is cursing me for staring at this salmon.

sablonneuse said...

Ooh that looks yummy! What a thoughtful present.

R. Sherman said...

Salmon is very good for you, dear, and the dinner sounds lovely. Alas, you've nothing left for the New Year's Eve celebration unless its a late-night lox sandwich with your champers. Too bad you've lost patience.

On second thought, you deserved some instant gratification, I'm sure.

Carry on.

Cheers.

Pat said...

CC: the snow has all gone and we'd like it to stay like that now.

GG: it does get the juices running doesn't it?

Sandy: so much better than the 'smellies' you don't like.

Randall; one day at a time round here just now. Like Scarlett o' Hara 'Ill think about that tomorrow;)'

kenju said...

It all looks delicious, Pat!

Granny Annie said...

What a treat! You've got my mouth watering.

Z said...

We had hot-smoked salmon last night. I did them with bulgar wheat, often do them in a creamy sauce with pasta, or else just plain, cold, with a salad. Lovely hot or cold.

Gorgeous present, lucky you!

Scarlet Blue said...

I love smoked salmon. It's my favourite. And I've eaten plenty of it over the last few days but there is always room for more!
Sx

Pat said...

Judy and Granny Annie; looks good, tastes good and by golly it does you good!

Z: I like cold with scrambled egg. It really is a great stand by.

Scarlet: it grieves me when one thinks of the money wasted buying unwanted presents when there is smoked salmon at al.

angryparsnip said...

What a wonderful surprise ! and no snow even better.
I mail you a card weeks ago, so I hope it finally got to you.

cheers, parsnip

Eryl said...

Love smoked salmon and yet haven't had any this festive season. Perhaps I'll sneak some onto the shopping list,

Bob's favourite meal is hot-smoked salmon quiche, which is rather like a pie version of smoked salmon and scrambled eggs.

Pat said...

Parsnip: I've just e-mailed you.xox

Eryl: such a welcome dish at this time of year.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

It all sounds quite yummy....Though I don't know what an "AGA" is...It is funny. We speak the saame language but often there are words in your posts I am totally unfamiliar with...Courgette's??? LOL!

I love Smoked Salmos---The Nova SCotia type...not so salty!

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

SALMON....Where did that "S" Come from??? Help.

Kim Ayres said...

That salmon looks good...

Meanwhile, Pat, you have a Rambling Beard Award waiting for you over on my blog. Do pop by to collect it.

I know you lost the last one, so do take better care this time...

:)

Pat said...

Naomi: an Aga is a large cooking stove that stay hot all the time - unless you let it out. Usually it heats the water and does the cooking.

A courgette is a vegetable that looks like a small cucumber or marrow.

Kim: I really don't deserve it but it will be nice to have one once more. Many thanks:)

Z said...

Naomi probably knows courgette as zucchini

Pat said...

Z: good point. I tend to get zucchinis and squashes confused.

Luna said...

Sounds and looks so good Pat. Happy New Year to you and yours :)
Luna

Pat said...

Luna : thank you and the same to you:)