Easiest & tastiest meal ever: oven roasted fingerling potatoes, young asparagus, and fat salmon fillets with skin.
Five minutes of food prep before stuff starts in the oven and another five minutes while part of the meal is cooking. If using non-stick pans, you only need a tablespoon of oil for the whole meal!
• Preheat oven at 425°F.
• Rub salmon with oil and your choice of seasoning and set aside.
• Wash the potatoes and asparagus.
• Trim the dry woody part of the asparagus off.
• Toss the asparagus in oil, sea salt, and pepper.
• Pop in the oven on a baking pan on the bottom rack of the oven.
• Set a timer for 10 minutes.
• Slice fingerling potatoes lengthwise.
• Toss the potatoes in oil and your choice of seasoning.
• Stir up the asparagus on the pan and move to the top rack.
• Place the potatoes on the middle of the bottom rack.
• Set the timer for 10 minutes again.
• Take out the asparagus.
• Stir up the potatoes.
• Put the salmon in the middle of the bottom rack.
• Move the potatoes to the top rack.
• Set the timer for 10 or so more minutes. (Depending on the thickness of the salmon, it’ll be done in 6-12 minutes.)
• Aaaand you’re done!
So I discovered an amazing cooking anime right before an assignment was due, so of course I binge watched all the available episodes and read all the manga chapters in two days. Of course. And although I don’t like how literal they’ve made foodporn, I am in love with how innovative yet doable recipes that they showcase! I’ve been stuck in a cooking rut and this has been a fabulous outlet for creativity! And it’s pretty bang on accurate with its culinary terms so finally that hospitality unit I took in high school is finally being put to good use haha. The first recipe I will be recreating is the Roast Pork - Just Kidding! I love that Souma believes that premium ingredients aren’t synonymous with impeccable dishes, sure it helps but that means he, like I, will be squealing in delight over the discount aisle at the supermarket.
I can’t believe how such simple, every day ingredients can be transformed into something so delicious ad I loved the stark contrast between the crispy bacon and the creamy potato, Souma knows his stuff! With such success, I plan on recreating other recipes in the anime and manga as they are fairly simple in their conception.. well most of them… damn you Nakiri Alice. Someone purchase me thousands of dollars worth of molecular gastronomy equipment please cos god dammit I want that temari sushi and where will be I be able to get my hands on a soft shelled turtle like Hisako? HAHAHA. I look forward to leaning new techniques!
Wash, peel and cut potatoes until they are of equal size. Steam for 30-40 minutes until soft. Cool slightly before mashing with 1 tblsp of butter.
Dice mushrooms , onion and garlic before caramelising with 1 tblsp of butter whilst potatoes are steaming.
Mix potatoes and onion mixture together along with sprigs of rosemary. Season to taste.
Shape mixture into loaf form.
Wrap very generously in bacon!
Roast for 30 mins at 180 degrees celcius. (As you can see bacon shrinks when cooked so be verrrryyyy generous!)
Prepare a simple sauce by deglazing saute pan with butter, red wine, mirin and sake. Reduce slightly until alcohol evaporates. Season. Serve with your ‘Pork roast’ and Enjoy! Both the food and the anime/manga!
Healthy Monday: This healthy, one-pan dish requires just 10 minutes of prep time and the resulting meal serves eight or makes for excellent leftovers. Plus, there’s very little clean-up as everything bakes up together!