This recipe taste great and is rather simple and quick to prepare. I substituted the salmon with chicken strips and omitted bay leaf, coriander and tobiko as I was not able to get them last minute at the store and yet is still taste yummy.
|Poached Salmon with Green Tea Soba Noodle and Cucumber Salad EARLY SUMMER 2008 BY DEE GIBSON, GIBSON & LYLE, CATERER|
Sold in small jars, tobiko is a Japanese word for flying fish roe. It is typically used in certain sushi dishes such as California Rolls.
1 carrot, roughly chopped 1 piece of celery, roughly chopped 1 white onion, roughly chopped 1 bay leaf 1 clove of garlic ½ lemon 8 cups (2 L) water 6 salmon fillets, about 5 oz (150 g) 1 bunch coriander, washed and chopped 2 tbsp (25 mL) finely chopped fresh ginger 2 tsp (10 mL) grated lime rind ¼ cup (50 mL) rice wine vinegar ¾ cup (175 mL) vegetable oil 2 tbsp (25 mL) sesame oil 2 tbsp (25 mL) brown sugar Salt 1 pkg green tea soba noodles or spinach fettuccine 1 English cucumber, deseeded and sliced thinly with a vegetable peeler 1 bunch scallions, sliced finely
1. Place carrot, celery, onion, bay leaf, garlic and lemon into a medium pot with 8 cups (2 L) water. Gently bring to a simmer. Simmer for 10 minutes and remove from heat. Let stand another 10 minutes and strain or remove vegetables, saving the liquid.
2. Bring the liquid back to a simmer and place the salmon pieces into the broth. Gently poach until desired doneness, 5 to 6 minutes depending on thickness of the fillet.
3. Place coriander, ginger, lime rind, rice wine vinegar, vegetable oil, sesame oil, brown sugar and salt into a blender and blend until smooth.
4. Cook green tea noodles or spinach fettuccine as directed on package. When done, toss with a ½ cup (125 mL) of the coriander and lime vinaigrette, ½ the cucumber and scallions.
5. To plate, place 1 cup (250 mL) of green tea noodles in the centre of a plate or bowl, top with a poached fillet of salmon. Place a reserved cucumber curl on top and a drizzle of the cilantro vinaigrette and garnish with tobiko.