My dilemma…do I buy a full side salmon filet or just three pieces at the fish counter? With the full side from Costco, there are thick and thin pieces, some cook faster than others.
Resolution, trim off the thinner sides of the piece, along with the tail end. Cut these into cubes or smaller slices and freeze them in a bag to make other salmon dishes not requiring small filets. The result was this recipe which makes a very nice dinner when served with some freshly steamed brussel sprouts and maybe a nice rice dish. Those pieces can also be used in a pasta dish.
Salt and Pepper Salmon Bites
- 1/2-pound skinless salmon filet
- 1 tsp coarse black pepper
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- 1 tsp five spice
- 2 tsp cornstarch
- 1/4 cup peanut oil
- 1/4 cup sliced green onions
- red pepper flakes
Slice the salmon into strips about an inch thick.
In a bowl combine the pepper, salt, five spice and cornstarch.
Add the salmon pieces and toss well making sure the salmon is well coated.
In a medium sized pan stick pan heat the oil until hot.
Gently place the salmon into the hot oil and cook for about 2 minutes. Turn the salmon pieces over and repeat with the other side until salmon is fully cooked.
Transfer the salmon to a paper towel to absorb any excess oil.
Serve with rice and garnish with chopped green onions and a sprinkle of red pepper flakes and a bit of sour cream if you like.
You just can’t have one without the other, as the old song used to say! Oh, that was love and marriage….for those old enough to remember. I had purchased ground pork and ground beef to make Low Carb Crustless Taco Pie. Since I did not use all of the pork I had fresh ground pork to use up. Pinterest again! There was also some leftover chicken breast from the rotisserie chicken I had purchased. Clean out the fridge!!! Today you are getting both recipes…..
Chinese Pork Meatballs
∙ Makes 20 meatballs
- 1 lb. Ground pork
- 3 Garlic cloves
- 1 tsp Ginger
- 2 tsp Soy sauce
- 2 tsp Brown sugar
- 1 tbsp Cornstarch
- 1 tsp Five-spice powder
- 2 pinches White pepper, ground
- 3 tbsp Peanut oil
In a large bowl, combine the pork, cornstarch, ginger, garlic, brown sugar, soy sauce, five-spice powder, and pepper, and mix well.
Roll 1 heaping tablespoon of pork mixture into a ball and continue until all the pork mixture is used.
In a wok over medium heat, heat the peanut oil. Using a wok spatula, spread the oil to coat enough of the wok surface to fry about 10 meatballs at a time. Lower the meatballs into the wok in batches.
Cook without moving for about 2 minutes, or until the bottoms are cooked through. Use the spatula to carefully rotate the meatballs to cook on the other sides.
Keep rotating the meatballs gently until cooked through.
For a heavenly dipping sauce, combine equal parts low-sodium soy sauce and honey.
Chinese Fried Rice Serves: 4
- 4 cups cooked brown or white rice
- 1 cup frozen peas and diced carrots
- 1 egg, whisked
- ⅓ cup soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- ½ teaspoon ground ginger (optional)
- 3 green onions, diced
- Add veggies and oil to a large pan or skillet and sauté for 3-4 minutes until cooked through. Scoot all of the veggies to one half of the pan. Add egg and allow to cook for 1 minute, then scramble it with a spoon or spatula and stir in with veggies.
- Add rice to pan. Add soy sauce and stir over medium heat for 6-8 minutes until browned. Sprinkle remaining seasonings over the rice and stir another 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in green onions.
I picked up this recipe years ago when I took a Chinese cooking class. It has become a standard. Hope you will enjoy it!
Beef with Baby Corn
Ingredients : You should be able to find the sesame oil, 5 spice powder, oyster sauce and baby corn in most supermarkets now. If you cannot find the potato starch or water chestnut flour, just use cornstarch!
½ lb. flank or round steak sliced diagonally and marinated at least 15 minutes
1 can baby corn drained and cut diagonally lengthwise
2 green onions, cut into 2 inch sections
1 carrot shredded into fine strips
½ teaspoon salt
You can add in some broccoli and/or water chestnuts, whatever you have.
Marinade: Mix together the following and pour over the meat –
½ tsp. sugar
1 tsp. water chestnut flour (I use potato starch)
2 Tablespoons peanut oil
1 Tablespoon light soy sauce
Dash of 5 spice powder
Few drops of sesame oil
2 Tablespoons sugar
2 Tablespoons oyster sauce
1 teaspoon bean flour or cornstarch
½ cup water
Mix the sauce and set aside.
Heat 2 Tablespoons of the oil I a wok. Add salt and add in the carrot. Cook for awhile. Add in the baby corn and whatever vegetables you are using. Stir and cover the wok for one minute. Turn off the heat and set aside on a plate.
Heat 2 Tablespoons of oil on high heat and saute green onions and the beef until the beef is no longer red. Add in the carrots and baby corn. Stir well and then pour in the sauce. Stir until it thickens. Serve hot over Basmati or Jasmine rice.