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What’s Cooking – Oven Poached Salmon in white wine

Oven Poached Salmon in White Wine

Oven Poached Salmon in White Wine

Salmon is one of my favourite fishes. I like it smoked, fried, poached, on its own or as a part of a more complicated dish. Salmon taste great, it is very easy to prepare and quick to cook and I still cannot get over the fact that in this day and age it is cheaper than cod to buy.

If you are handy in the kitchen you can have a home cook, delicious dinner ready in under 30 minutes (+ a little extra time needed by your oven to get up to the desired temperature of 200 degrees).

So what is needed in order to make oven poached salmon in white wine?

  •  A piece of Salmon big enough to give 2 steaks per person
  •  200ml of white wine, the rest can be drink with your dinner 🙂 or in Marks case by the chef
  • Lemon, juiced, no pips required
  • 2tbs of olive oil
  • Fresh sprig of rosemary
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Method:

Cut your salmon into a portions

Cut your salmon into a portions

Place it on deep baking tray covered with foil that has been brushed with a little bit of olive oil

Place it on deep baking tray covered with foil that has been brushed with a little bit of olive oil

Brush your salmon with a little bit of olive oil

Brush your salmon with a little bit of olive oil

Season with salt, pepper and rosemary; sprinkle with lemon juice

Season with salt, pepper and rosemary; sprinkle with lemon juice

Add white wine until whole bottom of your trey is covered in it

Add white wine until whole bottom of your trey is covered in it

Seal your whole baking tray with cooking foil, making a neat parcel and bake at 200 for around 15 - 20 minutes

Seal your whole baking tray with cooking foil, making a neat parcel
and bake at 200 for around 15 – 20 minutes

Remove from the oven and serve. Enjoy!

Remove from the oven and serve. Enjoy!

Serving suggestions:

Peel a couple of potatoes whilst your oven is heating up and your fryer, cut into micro fries and cook whilst fish is in the oven for posh fish and chips.

Go healthy and whilst your fish is cooking make a bed of lettuce on your plate with some other seasonal salad foods of your choosing. Tomatoes go well as do mushrooms.

Ultra lazy home cooks can just bang a bag of Uncle Bens 2 minute packets of rice in the microwave to have fish and rice, Mark says to add a good shake of pepper sauce to this version for a Caribbean twist.

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Out and about – The Japanese Koi Company

A few miles down the road from us is a fantastic Aquatic Superstore called The Japanese Koi Company. The place is so amazing, despite the fact that we do not own an aquarium, we visit it every now and then just to please the eye.

The store itself is huge and it stocks 100s of different types of fishes including of course a very impressive selection of Koi Carps and even more impressive price tags sometimes.

Before my first visit there 5 or 6 years ago, I did not have a clue that there are fishes out there costing 100s of pounds. Their selection of Koi start from £9.99 (I think) for the little fellas and I have seen a big Koi for as much as £599.00

The Superstore is set by a lovely outdoor pond, and a few “cages” with rare land animals (they are a new addition, most likely to bring new customers in and it seems to work)

Normally it takes us 1.5-2 hours to walk around and check out all the creatures. If you are not into fishes they also stock reptiles, small animals and birds, as well as huge selection of all pet foods and accessories.

If you are ever close by Henlow in Beds, make a pit stop and you will not be disappointed, trust me.

I adore looking at this lovely fishes so I took a selection of pictures for you, to show you what Koi you can see there.

I hope you like them as much as I do.

Please note the names are my own as I’m no Koi expert; I’m sure they have names that reflect their beauty and presence, I’m just not aware of them.

Selection of mix coloured small Koi

Selection of mix coloured small Koi

Golden Koi

Golden Koi

Silver Koi

Silver Koi

Red and white Koi

Red and white Koi

Orange Koi

Orange Koi

A laaarge one – just look at them aren’t they fantastic

A laaarge one – just look at them aren’t they fantastic

This blue one was particularly stunning,  but I couldn’t take a better picture of him

This blue one was particularly stunning,
but I couldn’t take a better picture of him

And my favourite Koi,  which you have all seen before on one of the “Who am I?” shots, I called him Mr. Big

And my favourite Koi,
which you have all seen before on one of the “Who am I?” shots,
I called him Mr. Big

 

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Who / What Am I? 21-06

Last week we had a lovely, yellow coloured picture, which for me was looking like a pineapple, but to tell you the truth it was a fish and to be exact a Koi Carp.

They come in many beautiful colours but this one is simply stunning – up close he/she really looks like they are  sprayed with gold; such a lovely specimen.

Who am I - full picture 14 06

Who Am I - cut out 14 06

This week picture is similar in colour but much fluffier… and no, it is not a new carpet.

Who Am I   21 06

Have a great weekend!

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