In one of my earlier posts, I had mentioned I wanna create a new category known as “Deli Rice Bowl” which can be whipped up simply and fuss free, ideal for one or two persons. Well, this is the first installment of the rice bowl, which is made up of a Lemon Herbs Baked Salmon together with a Stir Fried Leek with Prawns & Mushrooms. Now that’s 2 recipes in one post here !
Though the salmon looks kind of gross, with the white thingy all over it, that’s essentially where all the Omega3 are ! They comes off from the salmon fats which though are really the “fats” but they are said to be good for the skin with the collagen and all. And because I bake it with the lemon juice and some ginger, they are kind of very refreshing and tasty ! Not sure if this is my own assumption, but somehow I realized fresh salmon tends to have more of the “fats uncovered” than frozen salmon when they are baked !
And I prepared some leek to go along to include some greens in the meal. Leeks are basically easy for stir frying and go along well with some prawns or mushrooms. While I remember I had some really nice leek dishes during the chinese new year, I also understand from the old folks that only the leeks during that period are nicer than the normal times. That said, leeks seem to be a seasonal vege whereby they are good only during certain times in the year.
All it takes are less than 30 minutes for the 2 dishes, since they can be cooked concurrently. Simply had the salmon baked in your oven while you cooked the leek. And by the time the salmon is ready, you would have finished with the vege as well. Then grab your rice from the rice cooker and you are ready to top up your rice bowls with the dishes. If you are lazy to wash that much number of plates, all you need are 2 rice bowls (exactly as what “Deli Rice Bowl” is all about), fill your bowl with some rice and complete them with the salmon and leek. In Chinese, we term this as “盖饭” which meant “covering” your rice ! Similar to the Donburi concept of the Jap food, but we modify it to our preferences here !
Tadah !! Here comes my #1 Deli Rice Bowl !
They are as delicious as can be !! Healthier too since they are home cooked. What’s more, the dread of washing many dishes out there is avoided. They are suitable for single pax or the most for 2 persons. Of course, you can prepare these dishes in larger quantities to cater for more. But the whole idea is meant for less washing, easy preparation and definitely entice families of 1 to 2 pax to cook their own food without going overboard.
Shall be brainstorming for more rice bowl ideas for now. Hope it does help those who are desiring for home cooked food without the expense of heavy washing and cleaning !
Lemon Herbs Baked Salmon
- 1 piece of salmon to be cut into 2 sections if it is too big
- 1/2 tsp mixed herbs
- juice of 1/2 lemon
- 1/4 tsp ground ginger
- 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
- few slices of lemon
- few slices of ginger
- Rub the salmon with the mixed herbs, ground ginger and ground black pepper entirely. Squeeze the juice of the lemon all over the salmon.
- Place the slices of lemon and ginger in alternate manner on a piece of aluminium foil. Place the salmon on the lemon and ginger slices and ensure that it sits entirely on them to prevent the salmon from sticking to the foil whilst baking.
- Wrap the salmon with the foil and bake in a pre-heated oven at 150 degrees for 20 minutes.
- Remove from the oven, un-foil, remove the ginger and lemon slices and serve the salmon hot.
Stir Fried Leek with Prawns & Mushrooms
For the Ingredients
- 1 tsp cooking oil
- 1 tsp minced garlic
- 4-5 leeks sliced
- 80 g of prawns
- 1 red chili sliced
- 4 pcs of shitake mushrooms
For the Seasoning
- 1/2 tsp light soya sauce
- 1/2 tsp sugar
- 1 tbsp oyster sauce
- 1/2 tsp sasame oil
- 4 tbsp water
- Heat up the oil, add minced garlic and stir fried until fragrant.
- Add in the leek, mushrooms & seasonings and stir fried over medium-high heat until the leek has turned soft. Add in the prawns and stir fried until cooked.
- Dish up and serve hot. Garnish with red chili, if desired.