Saturday, 26 November 2011

Recipe - Salmon 'Teriyaki' Noodles

A friend shared with me some cruel break-up advice she was once given: 'buy him an ice cream'. The logic behind it, if I remember correctly, is that it will either cheer them up or give them something to cry into. Ever since I was told that story, every time I think of someone crying, they're always doing it into some sort of food. So, on a day when I was a little down and decided to make myself a stir fry for dinner one (I felt like milking it) I thought about crying into my noodles. This image is even more pathetic than the one with ice cream. Anyway, as I sat there watching Brick Lane, blinking back tears whilst eating out of a tupperware box, I thought about starting a 'Depressing Eats' series. Not because I was feeling sorry for myself (although I really was) but because I was thinking that the stir fry was surprisingly tasty and I'd like to write about it. So here we go.

Salmon 'Teriyaki' Noodles
1 large green chilli, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
4 spring onions, chopped with whites and green parts separated
1 yellow pepper, chopped

2 skinless, boneless salmon fillets
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp honey
2 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp chinese cooking wine
black pepper

2 portions of cooked noodles
soy sauce to taste

Drizzle the salmon fillets with lemon juice, honey, soy sauce, wine and black pepper. Bake in the oven for 10 minutes at 220.
Heat some frying oil in a wok. Once very hot, add garlic chilli and whites of spring onion. After a minute, add the peppers and stir fry for a further 2 minutes.
Add the noodles and green parts of spring onion and continue stir frying.
Remove the salmon from the oven and add both the fish and the 'sauce' to the wok, stir frying to flake.
Add a dash more soy sauce.
Unfortunately, I'm not miserable frequently enough to make 'Depressing Eats' a fully fledged series which is a real shame because I think it's an excellent idea.

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