Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Joe can cook! Season 2 Episode 3: Salmon Don with Skin

This is technically not the hardest of recipes, matter of fact, the only cooking required is putting the salmon skin in the oven. However, having not used the DSLR for months and letting it rot in a black box in a corner of the unit, I couldn't resist taking it out for a few snaps. 

It looks like the camera is still serving me well and looking at my own pictures, I would love to dig into a bowl of this for lunch. 


Once too often, we find ourselves paying AUD 15-20 for a bowl of rice topped with some salmon sashimi but can we not make it ourselves for a much cheaper price? 


It looks like we can! Excuse my ignorance but for the longest times I have been going to fishmongers looking out for sashimi quality salmon. Until one day, I couldn't take it anymore and asked, where can I get some. Guess what? The whole salmon that I was buying is sashimi grade to begin with! For AUD 25 per kg, the 3 kg salmon can yield a lot of sashimi I tell you! 

Best discovery is finding whole salmon for AUD 15 per kg at Yuen's market in the Valley that is according to them is also sashimi grade!

How to assemble:

1. What we do is usually cut the belly section out for eating sashimi and it actually makes it easier to portion the rest out evenly. 

2. Cut the skin out, seasoned with salt and pepper and pop it in the oven on grill mode till it crisps up like a cracker.

3. Cook some Japanese / Korean short grain rice, cool down and mix with some rice vinegar (the one meant for sushi).

4. Assemble everything together like the picture.

Voila! You have got a pretty good healthy meal!


Sean said...

salmon sashimi buffet! i guess buying 3kg at one go would be useful if you're having a gathering at home for 10 people or more :D

Michelle Chin said...

Have you tried ocean trout raw? I had the other day and it tasted fattier than salmon. Not sure if it is the right thing to do but the ocean trout i got the other time was very fresh. :)

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

sean: haha we prob eat about 500gms of it and 500gms or so is bones. the other 2kg, i portion to fillet and pan fry it for dinner!

mchin: no i actually havent..we dont get a huge variety in that place where i get my fish. i guess if we can eat salmon raw, ocean trout shouldnt b a problem!

yuliang11 said...

mate, those foods look great, ! is that expansive ?

Fui Lemonadelime said...

lol, the salmon is overcome the portion of rice :D yummy!

Bangsar-bAbE said...

Camera is serving you well indeed! AUD 25 per kg is very affordable. If only the good salmon here cost that

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

bbabe: yeah good old dslr, must b 4 yrs old by now. haha i believe last year, i bought sashimi from isetan - rm30 for 10 slices..their fillet were like 120rm per kg - not even sure if that was sashimi grade too.

fui: just the way its meant to b!

yuliang: not expensive at all!

eatnownownow said...

YUMMO! Yeah, I just heard about how Yuen's has inexpensive sashimi grade salmon. :D Pretty excited about it, even though going to Sunnybank is such a mission!

On second thoughts, the drive is okay. It's the people who don't know how to drive in Sunnybank that annoys me.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

eatnownownow: hey i actually go to the one at the valley, go sunday morning when they open at 10-11am, parking is a 50/50 on the street. the old men does quite a good job of filleting the fish too!

UnkaLeong said...

How much vinegar does one have to mix with the rice?