Sunday, April 26, 2015

Salmon in Creamy Pasta Sauce

This delicious dish is based on an Adam Liaw recipe. I have changed it slightly and adapted it to the TMX.
It is also the third dish where I have used the cute little egg noodles from Helene, that wonderful cook and recipe developer of, SuperKitchenMachine.


1/2 onion
2 Tablespoons of cooking Sake
300g thickened cream
4 skinless and boneless Salmon fillets.
2 cups cooked egg noodles.( I used Helene's egg noodles)
Optional extras
2 Tablespoons of Salmon roe
1 sheet of nori , cut into fine slices.

Chop onion in TMX and add a little oil, cook at 100/5 minutes/ speed 1.
Add cream and Sake and cook at 100/ speed 2 until it boils
.Add noodles and mix, reverse/ speed 1/2 or 1 until it boils.

Grill salmon on both sides , in pan on stove until just cooked.
Flake salmon in pan and add the creamy mix from TMX into pan.
Stir gently and bring to simmer.
Serve in warmed plates.
Can dress with optional extras if desired.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Pot Stickers

Pot Stickers, Wontons, Gyoza or Dim Sums.  It really doesn't matter what you call these flavorsome little packages, they are delicious. the filling is easily made with 2 presses of the torbo button.

A small handful of either uncooked chicken, pork or prawns. Chopped
1 1/2 cups of mixed veggies which could include chinese cabbage , spring onions, bamboo shoots,  celery carrot or other veggies that you might find in a stir fry.
2 coins of green ginger and 2 cloves of garlic.
1?2 cup chopped Water chestnuts.
1 teaspoon of Sesame oil
good shake of white pepper.
Packet of round wrappers with about 100 wrappers, ( about 500 g.)

Place in order in TMX bowl, EXCEPT water chestnuts.and wrappers

Turbo twice for 1 second.
Fold in water chestnuts by hand.
Place 9 wrappers on bench, (cover those not used with a damp tea towel)
wet the edge of top 1/2 of wrappers with water.
Place a heaped teaspoon of filling into center and press the edges together., removing any air. You can pleat the edges for a nice effect.
Form a flat bottom that can stand up in the pan.
Place in dish with damp tea towel over top while you make the next 9.
repeat until all filling is used.

Spray or brush a non stick pan with oil.
Heat over medium heat and place Pot Stickers in pan.
Watch and when all stickers are brown on bottom, pour in water which will bubble up.  Pop lid on pan and cook/steam until water has evaporated. Just a few minutes.
Use a spatula to remove from pan, place on plates , drizzle with soy sauce and sprinkle with sliced spring onion.

The uncooked Pot Stickers freeze well.
Can add other Asian  greens such as green coriander or 1 Tablespoon of Asian sauces.