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Salmon with pasta

Hi,

This is a very simple recipe, it will take you no more than ½ hour. For me it is a great dish for a supper.

Ingredients:

  • 400 gr salmon
  • Pasta
  • 1 onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 tomatoes
  • Optionally some butter

Let’s start removing the skin of salmon, as well as spines. Then cut the salmon in small cubes. Chop an onion. And finally we will cut in small pieces one tomate and grate another one, in order to do it easier cut them in half and cut in small pieces the parts without peduncle and grate the other parts until you get only with the skin. But be careful and don’t grate your fingers!

Put on the heat a pot with water and add salt. When water is boiling add olive oil in a pan and add the pasta in the pot, adding a bit of butter or olive oil. Cook the pasta the amount of time indicated in the pasta box.

Maintain the heat on the pan at minimum and add the onion and a bit of salt. Stir frequently. When pasta is at half of its cooking time, add to the pan the salmon, 2 crushed garlic cloves and the tomatoes, and again stir them frequently. When pasta is cooked add a bit of butter in the pan and let melt while you strain the pasta.

Finally add the strained pasta in the pan, stir and mix for a couple of minutes and your dish is finished.

Salmon with pasta

Music played in the video (Airport Lounge) was composed by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com), also he is the owner of song’s rights which are released under a CC-BY license.

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Salmon massala

Hello,

Somedays ago I’ve tested a recipe for a quick supper, just spreading some lemon juice and massala sauce over salmon loins. The result was pretty good so I did one step forward and also prepare the massala sauce (or something close to it); so you can use this recipe as a quick way to prepare a nice salmon if you have massala sauce in your storeroom or you can use it to prepare your personal homemade massala sauce to use with some other ingredients, like a steamed rice, grilled chicken, grilled vegetables …

Ingredients (for 2 people):

Start chopping one onion. Chop a bunch of coriander. Use half kilo of tomatoes, chop one of them and grate the other ones.

Add olive oil in a pan and when it’s hot add chopped onion, salt and ground pepper. Stir and cook for about 5 minutes. Then add grated ginger (like about 1 thumb) and 4 crushed garlic cloves; stir and cook for 1 minute. Then add the grated and chopped tomatoes, the coriander, ground cumin and one chili. Stir and cook it for about 8-10 minutes.

Finally add 200 ml of cream, stir and cook it about 10 to 12 minutes until it becomes a dense sauce.

On a oven tray put a bit of olive oil, place the salmon loins with the skin down, spread over them the juice of half lemon and the massala souce. Cook in oven at 350ºF for 40 minutes.

Salmon massala

Music played in the video (Airport Lounge) was composed by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com), also he is the owner of song’s rights which are released under a CC-BY license.

Tuna tartar

Hi,

This is a very suitable recipe for summer as there is no need of heat to prepare it. This is a great advantage not only for eating but also for cooking, your kitchen  could be a sort of nightmare on those hot summer days.

Ingredients (for 2 people)

  • 400 gr tuna
  • 1 onion or spring onion
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 tomato
  • 1 avocado
  • Soy sauce
  • Ginger

Start cutting the tuna in small cubes. Tuna will be cooked in the lemon juice instead of in fire. Chop an onion or spring onion. Grate a tomate, cut first it in half, and then grate until you get only with the skin. Finally chop and avocado, to do it, cut in half the avocado, separe 2 parts, nail the knife in the bone to remove it, and separe the pulp from the skin using a small spoon. It is important to chop the avocado at the end, to prevent it to be exposed to air too much time otherwise it will rust.

In a bowl add the tuna, chopped onion, choped avocado, juice of one lemon, half of grated tomato, 2 tablespoons of soy sauce, a bit of salt and optionally some grated ginger. Mix well, cover it with transparent film and let rest in the fridge for at least one hour.

Remove from fridge 20 to 30 minutes before serving.

Tuna tartar

Music played in the video (Airport Lounge) was composed by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com), also he is the owner of song’s rights which are released under a CC-BY license.

Shepherd’s salad

Hello,

This a recipe typical from Turkey, it’s a really nice recipe for those of you bringing a tupperware to your work, and it’s also great for summer.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cucumber
  • 2 tomates
  • 1 spring onion
  • 1 lemon
  • A bunch of parsley
  • Olive oil

Start rolling a bunch of parsley like you were rolling a cigar, and then chop it. Peel the cucumber but maintain a bit of the skin which will bring a more colorful salad. As we need to cut the cucumber in cubes, first we will cut onto slices, then pile up slices and cut onto stripes, then cut the stripes to form cubes. Chop a spring onion. Cut 2 tomatoes on cubes, first cut in half, cut in 4 the part with the peduncle, remove the peduncle and try to cut in cubes; cut the other part onto stripes turn 90 degrees and cut again onto stripe so you will have cubes.

Add the tomatoes, spring onion and cucumber on a bowl and add the chopped parsley. Add salt, the juice of one lemon and olive oil. Give it a good mix, and let rest for some time.

Shepherd's salad

Music in the video (Airport Lounge) is composed by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com) who distributes it under the CC-BY license.

Pizza

Hello,

I really love pizza, without any kind of doubt it deserves to be in a top list of food inventions, it’s kinda those recipes you will eat each day, and probably you will need long time to hate it :). For this pizza I made a dough which is very similar to bread, it give pizza a stunning looking and also great taste. Regarding the ingredients, I’ve used just a small set, so just use your imagination and/or preferences to cook pizza.

Ingredients:

  • 300 gr flour
  • 50 gr olive oil
  • 2-3 gr dry baker’s yeast
  • Crushed tomatoes
  • Tunna
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • 6 olives
  • Oregano

Let’s start making the dough, in a bowl put 300 gr of flour and 2-3 gr of dry baker’s yeast, mix well with your hands. Add a coffeespoon  of salt and like one tablespoon of oregano, mix again with your hands. Add 50 gr of olive oil, and 150 gr of water, better it is warm. Mix well with a wooden spoon until the dough is formed, then knead with your hands first on the bowl, and after a while spread a bit of flour in the table and continue kneading on the table for at least 5 to 6 minutes until dough becomes very elastic and not sticky. Make a ball with the dough,  spread some flour in the bowl, and keep the dough in the bowl covered with a  cloth resting for at least one hour.

After one hour you can see how the dough increased it volume several times. Knead it for a while and start to give it the shape smashing the dough with your hands , slowly but constantly.

Place the dough over the oven tray and with your fingers extend the edges to give the pizza a circular shape. Let rest the dough 20-30 minutes.  Smash again the dough and extend with your fingers.

Spread tomato sauce over the dough, and then spread grated mozarella cheese (or any other kind of cheese, at your choice). As said before this is a really basic pizza, I added tuna and olives and finally covered with more mozarella cheese, but just use your favourite ingredients instead these ones :).

Cook in the oven at 390ºF (200º C) for about 20 minutes, and your pizza is ready.

pizza

Music in the video (Airport Lounge) is owned by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com) who distributes it under CC-BY license.

Gazpacho

Hello!

Perhaps Gazpacho is most representative recipe of Andalucia, it is a kind of soup with tomato as star ingredient. It’s fresh, it’s healthy and it’s absolutely delicious, what else can you expect from a recipe? Ok, and I forgot, it’s easy to prepare!

Ingredients:

  • 1 kg of tomatoes
  • 1-2 green pepper
  • 1 onion
  • 1 cucumber
  • 2-3 garlic cloves
  • White vinegar
  • Olive oil

We will start cutting the ingredients, even we will process them on a blender if you cut them they will fit in the blender cup. Cut an onion in 6 to 8 pieces. Remove the seeds of 2 green peppers, and cut them in small pieces. Remove the ends of a cucumber and peel it, left some skin as it will prevent its repetition. Finally cut 1 kg of tomatoes in about 8 pieces, you’d better choose mature tomatoes because they will be more tasty. You can reserve a bit of those ingredients and chop them in order to serve together with gazpacho, it’s usually served this way so people can choose which vegetable they would like to add.

Add all the ingredients in the blender cup. Furthermore add 2 o 3 garlic cloves, but first cut them in half and remove the central part which will prevent from repeating. Add also 1 coffee spoon of salt, a quarter of glass of white vinegar. Mix with the blender for some minutes until it becomes liquid, after mixing taste it to check if you need more salt, or if it is too dense add water and mix again for a while. You can also add some ground pepper or ice in the blender.

Normally is served with picatostes (toasted bread cut in small cubes) and a bit of vegetables chopped.

Gazpacho

Music in the video (Airport Lounge) is composed by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com)

Banana omelette

April 27, 2012 1 comment
Hello!
This omelette has a very uncommon ingredient on non-dessert recipes: banana. And at the end there is a myriad of flavours really interesting, sweetness from the bananas, some acid from tomato; sometimes you will taste them separately some times together.
Ingredients (for 2 people):
  • 4 eggs
  • ½ red and green pepper
  • 2 bananas
  • 1 small onion (or ½ onion)
  • 1 tomato
  • 3 garlic cloves
Use less than half red and green pepper, cut onto stripes and then cut stripes in several pieces. If you prefer you can use eggplant instead of peppers. Chop one onion, or half it it is a big onion. Grate one tomato, first cut it in half, then grate each part until there is only the skin. Cut onto slices 2 bananas.
Add olive oil in a pan, then add onion and peppers, grated tomato, 3 crushed garlic cloves, some salt and ground pepper. Stir it and cook for 5 minutes. Then add the bananas, and keep stiring frequently, cook for 5 minutes more.
While the bananas are cooking, whisk 4 eggs in a bowl. When the bananas and other ingredients are cooked, put them together with whisked eggs in the bowl. Add some olive oil in the pan and add the egg mix. Insert a spatula in the borders of omelette to help the egg cook faster. When there is almost no egg liquid it’s time to turn the omelette, I use a pan lid, add a bit of oil in the lid so the omelette will slide easy. Put the lid over the pan, quickly turn the pan, and then let slide the omelette back to the pan.
Now turn the omelette some more time until is cooked as you like, and it is ready.
This is a nice recipe to eat just after cooked or even cold, so it is a good choice also for your tupperware stuff, or for a picnic.
Banana omelette
Music in the video (Airport lounge) is compose by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com)
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