Saturday, July 3, 2010

CTNF: It's a FISHY Cookout!

Baked Bacon wrapped Salmon with Red Wine Sauce

The Cookout! session is back... This time, ala 'Iron Chef' the main ingredient is fish (no rules on what type of fish). I chose a salmon dish to cook after a spontaneous inspiration watching Asian Food Channel's 'Cook Like a Chef' program. My partner in crime chose the Halibut and we were in for a cookout!

It's a very simple dish with very simple BUT not cheap ingredients. The salmon cut costed me almost RM20 and bacon streaks weren't cheap either... plus, I had to purposely open a bottle of red wine for this. But I must say, it was all worth it :-)

The salmon is wrapped with streaks of bacon and left to bake for 20 mins in 180°c, and the sauce is made up of caramelised shallots, red wine and butter. Sides can be anything but I've decided to go with baby spinach and roasted baby potatoes. You can see how flaky the salmon is and oh how well bacon goes with fish!


Seared Halibut with Lemon Cream Sauce

The Halibut was seared and accompanied with a lemon cream sauce. My partner in crime firstly seared the fish, and then used cream, lemon, butter, grounded black pepper to make a killer lemony creamy sauce. It's quite simple actually- it's all about putting everything together!

What should be the main ingredient for the next cookout?

8 comments:

k0k s3n w4i said...

sweet bejesus, the bacon covered salmon + red wine sounded heavenly. meat wrapped with more meat - what a concept! haha

would it be too forward if i beg your hand in marriage like right now? haha jkjk

jfook said...

make me hungry in the middle of the night HAHA.

zzanyy said...

yummeh!

Cath J said...

wow...nice!

YilingL said...

k0k s3n w4i,
Learnt that on tv :-) u can too!
lol- yes it'll be too fwd :-p

jfook,
Haha disclaimer: do not see this middle of the night!

zzanyy,
:-D

Cath J,
Thanks!

jason said...

The salmon makes me very hungry now~~~!

YilingL said...

jason,
Me too! :-D

Calvin Goh Seow Chung said...

The salmon was cooked perfectly. Best salmon I've ever had!

 
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