This recipe is about using simple-to-make and ready-made ingredients to prepare a tasty & healthy dinner or lunch-on-the-go. I’ll give you the recipe for a straight-forward gingered red cabbage to build the dish with a crunchy and sweet-sour component.
I made the dish with cooked, room temperature brown rice, but white rice, udon noodles or other cooked grains (i.e. barley, quinoa) could work as well.
I used an Asian sweet red chili sauce to flavor my salmon and drizzle on my rice. But there are lots of prepared Asian sauces and dressings on the market now that are very tasty and greatly help get dinner on the table quickly.
And the fresh ‘greens’ on top are your favorite: watercress, baby spinach or kale, radicchio etc.
Have fun with varying the ingredients to your personal tastes !
Cooking time: 45 minutes for ‘fish stock’ plus additional 40 minutes for ‘finished fish soup’
Total time: 2 ¼ to 2 ½ hours
I hope you saved some of the fresh applesauce that you made from the previous recipe!
These crispy potato cakes are delicious with applesauce and sour cream or for something a bit more ‘fancy’, try them with smoked salmon and crème fraîche. The deliciousness in a potato pancake lies in its crispiness—make sure your pan is heated, that the oil is heated (but not smoking) and that there is enough oil for the pancakes to move freely in the pan. Control of these factors, which takes some practice, yields crispy latkes. I hope you find satisfaction in improving your culinary techniques; as that “Ah ha” moment when you suddenly have both clarity and results is a huge part of the joy of cooking.