Saturday, 30 March 2013

Salmon for dinner & egg for supper

I have always had a great liking for fish and amongst my favourite fish meals is Salmon followed by Tuna steaks, the latter I now rarely see in the fish mongers - of course it might be that I don't arrive in town early enough as am not great at getting up early in the mornings :)

Below is a half side of salmon which I purchased for €6. 50 (£5. 50 or US$8. 30) and weighs approximately 1-3/4 LB sufficient for two good meals for me, Mrs H is not fond of baked salmon and her preference is for it to be sliced & barbecued.


My preparation is to spread a thin coating of olive oil on the tray, lay in the fish, liberally sprinkle it with freshly ground black pepper surface plus a small amount of sea salt to enhance the flavour and a few knobs of Kerrygold Butter to prevent burning.




Here is my superb fish tea together with nicely buttered crisp breads and cracked-wheat crackers; I prefer not to accompany the fish with vegetables or potatoes. 


The picture below is of a recent find  in a charity shop by Mrs H who has lately developed a penchant for jugs of various styles. We added the brown egg to symbolise the fruit of the fowl.

Also this perhaps will get the attention of Mr John Gray of Going Gently http://disasterfilm.blogspot.ie/ whose blog I visit on occasionally.

12 comments:

  1. The salmon looks wonderful, Mel! But for me that lovely brown egg in a cup looks even more appealing. A beautiful jug, by the way. It's an unusual shape, isn't it? Where did Mrs H find it?

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    1. It was the Sue Ryder charity shop in Birr, Co. Offaly we go there regularly both to buy and donate.
      It is surprising them items that are on sale, a few months ago I purchased some rather nice liqueur glasses for small money.

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    2. I love charity shops too. What great things you can find there!

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  2. Pete likes his fish too. He has a preference for kippers which I have banned from the yacht. Now he bbqs them outside and, like you, prefers to eat them with just a bit of butter and brown bread x

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    1. There was a time when I liked kippers too but now I find them over salty.

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  3. Steamed salmon for me please Cro, I can't be doing with all that butter. Do you like smoked haddock with a poached egg on top?

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  4. Hello Kath er' I am not Cro. He has the advantage of being younger and unfortunately less handsome than me or so Mrs H says :)

    I know longer enjoy smoked fish of any kind as I find them too salty. You see I gave up taking salt atthe same time that I omitted sugar from my diet.

    Baked fish cooked in the oven of a Stanley 9 is quite delicious, your husband might be able to verify that ?

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  5. Oops sorry Mel, must be the natty beard and head wear!
    I shall ask himself about the Stanley oven.

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  6. What a great meal.. it looks like you are having a wonderful life and a delightful retirement. Cheers!! I yearn to put the work days behind me and do all the things i love to do all day long. Some day...

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  7. In being retired it is very necessary to have several interests which means that you can switch from one thing to another without becoming bored. I have become involved with a political group which can take up a lot of time this also keeps me in contact with much younger people.

    Mrs H often asks me what I am thinking about. What I think about varies from philosophical thoughts on what life is about, to the mundane problems that face everyone regardless of age.

    I am in love with life :)

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    1. That was a perfect explanation and retirement sounds perfect.. I think we will fit right in... whenever it decides to happen. Cheers.

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  8. Looks great ! I prefer my fish not fishy tasting, lol I like perch, pickerel and halibut as long as it isn't really strong fishy taste :)

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