Friday, July 30, 2010

Dinner from the Toaster!


It's been a while since our last post. I've been into a lot of cooking lately. Usually I do mainly chicken recipes or pastas, they're quick and easy to make, for the working women like me. And you have to agree with me, washing up is a real chore! You spend about 30mins cooking up a storm, just to make dinner for two of which my wonderful husband takes about 15 mins to wolf it down, and then on to the sink. We really need to consider a dish washer. We're just too lazy!

So the other day we decided to eat out and I picked up this Japanese magazine while waiting for our table. There was a page which went something like "baked fish from a toaster", or along those lines. I have to admit, my culinery narrow mindedness cannot fathom how fish can be baked from a toaster. Sure, fry or grill it on a pan, steam it, whatever, but toaster?! That's for bread and the occasional frozen fries!

Anyhow, I tried it, and it was SO easy! Pretty much fail proof too. So I decided I wanted to share it with the world. What would we do without the Japanese? ;)
Aluminium Foil
1 Cod fillet (Salmon or Sea Bream)
1 tbsp Butter (I used olive oil instead)
1 tbsp Sake (or white wine)
1 slice lemon/1 tsp lemon juice
Pinch of salt and pepper
8 slices of carrot
1/2 green pepper de-seeded and finely sliced (I used minced garlic instead)
1/2 onion finely sliced
1/2 pkt enoki mushrooms (or any kind of mushrooms u prefer)

1. Take some of the butter and butter the centre of the aluminium foil lightly where the cod will be placed.
2. put the cod on the foil and season with salt and pepper.
3. place the sliced carrots, mushrooms, and green pepper evenly over the cod.
4. sprinkle the lemon juice and sake. (I couldn't find sake so I just used soya sauce and minced ginger with some ginger juice)
5. place the rest of the butter over all the ingredients on the cod.
6. Fold the foil in half and wrap the ingredients
7. Seal the corners so the liquid does not seep out while baking.
8. place sealed foil into the toaster and bake for 25-30 mins.

ET VOILA!!! (Serves 1)

Serve with white rice or noodles, or anything else you fancy. You can even just eat it on it's own.

Do try this at home!

1 comment:

micheltdt said...

Hello Ting, I am quite impressed... not only by your cook talents, but because I cannot understand how your toaster did not burst into flames, after such a long time heating !!! All the best to both of you (and cats too). Love from dad / papa Michel.