Saturday, 11 February 2012

LIFESTYLE!!!!!!

This is a rare and celebratory LifeStyle post, because I have installed a new OS system on the machine, and Cher has stopped me from looking at her low-fat suggestions, none of which appeal to me anyway (flounce).

Get some salmon fillets, skin them, then flash them up quickly in a pan until they change colour. Add salt and pepper to taste as you do this.

Then pour over some runny double cream and add the herb of your choice as you wait for the potatoes to boil.

Cook whatever vegetables you like.

Heat up the salmon and cream to finish off the cooking, then mash the spuds and serve it all out, making sure you pour the cream and salmon over the spuds. That's it.

Your guests will not believe that you have not slaved over this dish for at least an hour, nor will they believe that the only other ingredients are merely salt, pepper and herbs.

Try it - it works - that's what I am cooking tonight.

27 comments:

  1. P.S. - The salmon should just start to flake a little as the cream is heating up.

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    1. I'd eat certain parts of Nigella, given the chance... PHWOAR!!!!!!

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  3. what's next!? knit one - pearl two......????

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    1. Could be arranged, Grouch - a new line in chain-mail... hmm...

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  4. Delish .... I'm a fishy kinda gal ....no rude remarks ..... so this really appeals. We are having seabass with courgette ribbons cooked by me tonight, with a nice cheeky Sauvingon Blanc with ours....what cheeky wine are you having Tom ?

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    1. Is your whine 'A moan from my fanny' as in John's last post? I'm having a cheeky French red, and H.I. is having a cheeky Hungarian rose - it's all down to how hard you are smacked, apparently.

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  5. Your cooker is very clean. Spinach for my other vegetable, please.

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  6. Damn Tom...just spent all day making Thai food for my daughter's birthday dinner...now I read something this delicious and this quick...

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    1. I still do quite a lot of Thai stuff, Jacqueline. I would do ore real Indian, but it takes about two days to make a meal which is consumed in about 20 minutes.

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  7. I tracked you down from John's because you make me laugh. Who knew you cooked?

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    1. Thank God I make someone laugh, Cathy. H.I knew - that's why I'm here. I do all the cooking in my house, and I'm also responsible for buying take-aways.

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    2. Oh and by the way - welcome. I didn't know you had arrived because my counter still says 84 - this must mean that I must have lost another 'follower' without a sense of humour before you arrived.

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  8. I spy with my little eye, something beginning with 'cast iron skillet'. You don't see many of those on 'Lifestyle' blogs.

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    1. They are the best, though, for certain things eh? I'm always seeing them in charity shops, but this one was bought at great expense new. Cast iron and stainless steel is about all you need.

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  9. Cream??? Forbidden in our house, but otherwise sounds delicious ( well sounds delicious (more so) with the cream but that's another story.) We eat salmon twice a week because we love it and it is good for you - although I did read the other week that farmed salmon is dyed to exactly the colour the public
    wish it to be - but i decided to ignore that.

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    1. This doesn't work without the cream - have you been lied to about colesterol by a doctor? Salmon is one of the few things where being organic makes an extreme difference, and not just the colour. I am ashamed to say that this lot was not organic though, Weaver.

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  10. Rainbow trout for us last night -- I just realized I forgot the almonds -- too much blogging -- oh well remembered the wine!

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  11. Uhhhhh, I love to look into other people's pots! I'm not sure, though, if your heart is really in it when you post a "lifestyle" blog. Where were the instructions to fold your napkin into a swan?

    The food looks very good, though!

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    1. I actually ate a swan about three years ago. Ask for details if you have the heart.

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  12. Does the queen know? Rumor has it that she owns all the swans in England.

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    1. Of course she does - she's my mother... ooops!

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  13. What's all this 'Cher has stopped me looking' ? Did not! And now you're torturing me with mention of double cream - sounds delicious.
    ( That cooker doesn't look as though it sees much action.)

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