Category Archives: Fish

Mom’s best smoke salmon pasta

My mom is a great cook, I often call her to get ideas, tricks or her recipes. It makes me feel more at home when I’m away.

We all love her smoke salmon pastas, and I found it a very useful recipe to jazz up left over fish.

Here is out it goes!

  • First dice an onion and some garlic that you will cook in a pan for about 5 min on medium heat or until the onion is tender.
  • Add 3/4 cup of white wine (because it is unavailable here I used powder chicken broth mixed with water). Let simmer to reduced the liquid in half.
  • Add some veggies to the pan. The easiest is frozen peas and carrots, but any of your favorite veggies will do. This time I used about 1 cup of a frozen mix of veggies and we added extra fresh peppers at the end. We cooked the frozen veggies about 10min and the fresh ones during the last 5 min only
  • The final touch is 1 cup of cream, salt and pepper.
  • I was about to forget the fish. it all depends of what you have and how you like it. I love smoke salmon as is. So I add it in just at the very end, some people like it more cooked. Also when I dont have smoke salmon I sometimes use cooked salmon or arctic char for example, and because those were already cooked I add it only at the end.

If you use real fish, don’t forget to watch for bones!





Fancy Salmon and Salad!

In the past year, I’ve lost the taste of salad… They felt boring to me and very time consuming in order to do it right. 
This week, I remembered how I liked to make my salads; with lot more veggies and fruits than the lettuce itself and I topped it with some salmon I cooked in the pan. 
I jazzed up my salad with celery, cucumber, peppers and apples I found in the fridge. I even add some chopped cilantro. As I cooked the salmon I added a tablespoon of maple syrup for the last few minutes on the heat. Finally, I made my own dressing with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, Dijon mustard, lemon juice, sugar, salt and pepper.
It was not perfect but it gave me a reason to take the camera out! 

Salmon Salad

My Salmon and Corn dinner

Last night we had salmon for dinner with some corn on the cob on the BBQ. So yummy!!!!
Here is roughly how I did it!
We cooked the Salmon in an aluminium foil on the BBQ. I first put some 3 fruits marmalade on the salmon, some green onions finely chopped, some steak spices and salt and pepper! That easy!!!
Here is what was left over of the dinner (I forgot to take a picture before we ate)
Yummy BBQ Salmon
Yummy BBQ Salmon
For the Corn, I jazzed it up a little. I found this idea on a cooking show on TV but I can’t remember which one now… sorry. This different way of cooking it on the BBQ is delicious, you can ask my boyfriend! He doesn’t what anything else anymore!
It is super simple, just rub the corn with some mayonnaise mix with chili powder and paprika to your taste and put it straight on the grill, until cooked! You can splash some lime juice on top if you want to give it even more of a summery taste!
Jazzed up corn on the BBQ
Hope you enjoy!!!