Homemade Salted Salmon With Fried Rice And Rice Noodle Soup

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Salted salmon with fried rice

Salted salmon with fried rice

Thanks very much to everyone who dropped by to read and also to leave your comments which I always enjoy reading…with big smiles of course! So sorry for missing in action for quite a while. I really need to get back to more cooking, taking pictures, writing and visiting your blogs. Oh wait, I have been cooking a lot the past couple of weeks….for friends. Had several church functions. Then we had a wonderful visitor from London who came to visit for a few days. Had lots of food and laughter of course. Trust everyone is well and having fun on your side too.

In my previous post I wrote about my fun use of homemade salted salmon. Just only 4 pieces of salted salmon is enough to create many dishes. The 3 vegetable dishes there were a hit in my family. But that was not all. I cooked fried rice with it and rice noodle soup, too. We just love it all.

Oh before I forget, Maureen from TasteHongKong mentioned in the comment section of my previous post that she baked her salted salmon in the oven and then mash it up, put it in t bottle and keep in the fridge to add to congee. That’s brilliant idea. I have to try that way……less grease and less washing up. Do visit Maureen’s blog. She has awesome recipes there. I just love all her HongKong food. Thanks very much, Maureen!

Also, Chris, a reader, left a comment to say how he made cured salmon using salt, sugar and sake. No cooking needed. It takes 48 hours to make it. Just slice and enjoy after that. That’s fantastic! I have never liked raw salmon but this looks very interesting. I may like to try one day. Thanks very much, Chris! I hope you have a food blog.

Making salted salmon with fried rice is really simple and quick, yet very delicious and healthy. I made this fried rice (pictured above) for lunch for me and my girl. I seldom use cold rice when making fried rice but freshly cooked one. It’s a lot easier and quicker. While the rice is almost cooked, I put the chopped carrots and mixed peas and corn to boil to heat through. Flake the salted salmon while waiting for the rice and the carrot and peas to be cooked.

Heat up a little oil in a frying pan. Break in 2-3 eggs. Break up the yolks with the spatula. Stir through so that it’s not omelette but small pieces. Dish it up. Add the salted salmon into the frying pan. Fry a little while to intensify the lovely smell and taste. Add the rice. Add some fried shallot or fried garlic oil and keep stirring. Finally add the vegetables and eggs. Add a little sprinkle of light soya sauce. Fry well and dish up. Enjoy. I love the taste and texture of the salted salmon at each mouthful….mmmm. It just makes me smile! You can add chopped chillies or hot chilli oil for a spicy kick. We always do that……really delicious.

I actually cooked this fried rice one day when I invited some friends over for a meal. Of course there are other dishes, too. My friends just loved it. It’s a great dish for busy days or to use up left over rice.

Salted salmon with rice noodle soup

Salted salmon with rice noodle soup

And now, if you need a filling and satisfying breakfast, head for rice noodle soup. It is also very simple and quick to cook. Go for the smaller and thinner rice noodles because it cooks faster. You can also use the rice vermicelli which cooks even faster. We have been having a lot of soup lately because of the cold weather. I always love to have something hot before I step out of the house. And turkey soup is my all time favourite. These days I would buy 4 turkey drum sticks and bake them all in one go to use for soup throughout the week. If you haven’t tried, you really should try. The soup is great for almost anything. I always use it for egg noodles, rice noodles, dumplings, congee, wontons or even just plain vegetable soup. You can check out more in my Recipe section.

Oh, if you don’t believe, ask LeQuan from Luvtoeat about the turkey soup. When she came here to visit a few months ago, I cooked it for her. She fell in love with it! Oh, just in case you don’t know who LeQuan is, go check out her blog. She is a Canadian Vietnamese and cooks awesome food. She is one crazy blogger who almost brought my house down when she came to visit…haha. We had so much fun!! You can read more about her visit at Superwoman Visited Aberdeen, Scotland.

The days pass by so fast and soon Christmas will be here.  I do look forward to some fun cooking and baking. Hope you have lots of fun on your side too.

Quote of the day……

“For fast-acting relief, try slowing down.”

- Lily Tomlin

As I came across this quote, I was totally amused…at myself of course. I just love the quote. I think my life is often on the fast lane. This quote is a daily reminder to me to move to the slow lane every now and then just to balance it out. We do need work life balance. I often do that by intentionally programming time into my busy schedule just to enjoy window shopping, time with jovial friends and badminton. All work and no play will make me very miserable. I do hope you are living a balanced, fun life.

We should be in control of our time. We need to make time for the things that we want to do, especially the things that bring excitement, meaning, refreshing and colours to our life. I have learned a lot of new things this year and that makes me really happy. Pick up a hobby if you haven’t. If you are not sure where to start, blogging is a good one. Give a try. It’s free to blog and you can blog in your own time. And you’ll make wonderful friends along the way.

Pick up a sport or other exercise if you haven’t. It’s for health and also to de-stress. I had never regretted since I took up badminton 4+ years ago. It’s such a wonderful game and not affected by any crazy weather changes as it’s an indoor sport. I had built up wonderful stamina, learned a lot of skill and made a lot of friends over the years. We always have so much fun…lots of laughter…..*big smiles*.

Just…….Keep Learning Keep Smiling!

Other fried rice and noodle soup recipes that you may be interested in:
Delicious Fried Rice Parcel
Delicious Spam Fried Rice
Malaysian Country Fried Rice
King Prawns And Herbs Fried Rice
Hand-pulled Noodles And Char Siu Chicken Soup
Wantans In Turkey Soup

Keep Learning Keep Smiling

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muna  on November 2nd, 2011

still dreaming of your pickled veg…. yum yumm

Mary  on November 2nd, 2011

I know, I know, I think something has happened. Good news, right?….LOL. Need to check out with the rest :P

Ann@Anncoo Journal  on November 2nd, 2011

I just come in the right time for dinner :)
I love salmon and I don’t think I can buy the whole salmon as they are quite expensive :( Usually buy in small portion for fried rice, grill or as sashimi.

Katerina  on November 2nd, 2011

I loved the combination of flavors! Blogging can be really hard sometimes!

Mary  on November 2nd, 2011

@Ann - If only you can be here to join us! Yes, salmon is expensive but over here, there are other fish which are even more expensive, like lemon sole, monkfish and tuna. I miss the mackerel (ikan tenggiri) back home :( You should make a trip here, Ann. I will cook lots of salmon for you :D

@Katerina - Yes, blogging can be hard at times especially when we get too busy with other things. But I think when we just enjoy it at our own space and time, we don’t get burnt out. I still have several posts that I have the photos but haven’t had the time to write. Hope to do it soon. Let’s not feel bad if we don’t have the time to update our blog. Most important we enjoy it. I love your blog but so sorry I have not visited for quite a while because of my own busyness. Will drop by soon. Take care and have fun with whatever things you are doing :D

Belinda @zomppa  on November 2nd, 2011

I”m such a big fan of salted fish and fried rice, but love this with the salmon!

lena  on November 2nd, 2011

yes, you’ve gone missing, come back and will go missing again! LOL! but glad to know that you are keeping good and been busy with cooking and friends. That’s a nice idea from maureen !

Faith  on November 2nd, 2011

That is a great quote, Mary! The recipes look wonderful too — very healthy and flavorful!

claire  on November 2nd, 2011

Mary, I have tried frying rice with salmon before.. they are perfect! My girl loves it very much, in fact I have a piece in my fridge.. maybe I will do that tomorrow evening.. :p

divya  on November 2nd, 2011

Wow looks very tempting..yumm

LeQuan  on November 2nd, 2011

Oooh! Fried rice with salted salmon, sounds good! I’d eat my share, your girl’s share, AND a bowl of rice noodle soup (and I’m sure you know I can too, you’ve seen me eat…teehee). Your turkey soup was DELI SHIRTS ;) Hahaha. I really did love it! The other day I was craving for it again but couldn’t find drumsticks. Now with the colder weather, I’m sure I’ll be making it more. Thank you for introducing me to such a lovely soup.
Hope your visitor from London enjoyed their stay. I know I sure did!
Definitely agree with you about balancing life out. Too much work and no play can surely drive one crazy. I’m still waiting for the day that we can toink in badminton together again. Haha. Missing our car conversations and camera battles lol. All in all, missing you, my dear. Biggest hugs always.

Mary  on November 2nd, 2011

@Belinda @zomppa - Thanks very much, Belinda! Give a try and enjoy your salted salmon fried rice :D

@lena - Haha, lena, you make me laugh with guilt and amusement! I sound like playing hide and seek…LOL. No, I should not disappear for so long again! A part of me seems to be missing when I don’t blog. Thanks very much for dropping by! :D

@Faith - Thanks very much, Faith! Lovely to know you like the quote :D

@claire - Wow….fried rice for dinner. Your girl is going to be smiling very widely….hehe. I would enjoy it in front of the TV :D

@divya - Thanks very much, Divya! :D

@LeQuan - Haha..I will cook a big pot then! You are just one lucky one who eats and eats and never grow! Move here and you’ll get lots of turkey drumsticks. I think I should get an award for consuming the most number of turkey drumsticks here in Scotland…maybe the whole of UK :D Glad you like it too. Oh yes, we need to play badminton together again. We are such a perfect pair right? I take care of the front and you do all the running at the back…just love it! :D No, next time must keep all cameras!…haha. Hope the day comes soon that we’ll meet again….another round of craziness. The next round…your house will come down…haha

Priya  on November 2nd, 2011

Omg, makes me hungry.

somewhere in singapore  on November 2nd, 2011

OMG, i wish that those were my lunch or dinner…

Swathi  on November 2nd, 2011

Delicious, love hot soup nowadays.

DG  on November 2nd, 2011

I want the fried rice for my lunch today? Is there any delivery? :)

vianney  on November 2nd, 2011

Hi Mary!! Glad your blogging again. thanks for another wonderful recipe and adding the extra comments from your readers. i love badminton, hubby and I used to play all the time. take care

Jeannie  on November 3rd, 2011

Rice noodle soup with salted salmons looks like a good healthy meal…. would love to try this out if only the salmons are not so exorbitantly priced!

Von  on November 3rd, 2011

Love the quote- it’s so true!! I have rice noodles for breakfast a lot :) Though probably not quite as tasty as yours- we usually just chuck leftovers from last night in to boil with the noodles :D Your fried rice looks so colourful! We always use cold rice when making fried rice- that’s because we always have rice in the fridge, since our family eats so little rice at dinner that we always have leftovers! haha…..

Mary  on November 3rd, 2011

@Priya - Haha…..time for you to cook :D

@somewhere in singapore - Come…still waiting for you. I can cook for you this one :D

@Swathi - Must be cold on your side, too. We should have a Hot Soup Club…haha :D

@DG - To your place? I think the postman will have a good lunch and not you….haha :D

@vianney - I’m sure glad I am blogging again :D I better not disappear again…haha. So wonderful to know that you and your hubby play badminton all the time. I think it’s the best sport in the world….haha. How nice if we can play together! :D

@Jeannie - Jeannie, come here for holiday and you can enjoy lots of salmon, too :D I can only imagine the price there. More than 15 yrs ago, I heard my friend said she bought it at RM60 a kg, just to make sushi. It must be sky high now!

@Von - Glad you love the quote :D I’m sure you do take time off from your busy schedule to relax and refresh. I’m sure your rice noodles are very delicious! I’m enjoying a bowl in front of me now…SO comforting in this cold, bad weather. My family is just the opposite of yours. We eat a lot of rice so there’s often little left :D Hope you are having lots of fun cooking and baking! :D

Angie's Recipes  on November 3rd, 2011

Homey and tasty!I really love that stir-fried rice.

kristy  on November 3rd, 2011

Hi busy business woman, hope you’re well too. Sorry that haven’t been blogging much lately. Btw, I really love having salted fish fried rice. Very tasty & aromatic.
Hope you’re having a wonderful day, dear.

Ann  on November 3rd, 2011

Thanks for sharing, Mary. I will try soon.

Chris  on November 3rd, 2011

Hi Mary, Have to give a bit more details abt curing salmon. Use fresh (and boneless), not frozen, and if possible keep the skin on but remove before serving. I am in Canada and salmon is easily available here and resonably priced. I like doing this in the winter as I use a whole side of the salmon and leave the whole thing outside on the patio! That way it doesn’t tie up precious fridge space! Btw, don’t have a food blog but I so love to eat!

uncle Lee  on November 4th, 2011

Hi Mary, outstanding! Holy Smoke, looks really delicious!
The kind of dish any mother in law will be impressed her son won’t die of malnutrition, ha ha ha.
You sure you not a Swiss Finishing School graduate?

That salted salmon rice noodle dish looks sooo delicious, when eating it…..it will definitely involve thoughts of upbringing and parentage.
Why? Because that soup cannot be sipped like having breakfast at Tiffany’s, but like what and how Japanese do when eating their ramen….to enjoy it.

You have a nice weekend, Mary, and keep a song in your heart.

redkathy  on November 4th, 2011

WOW Mary the food looks yummy especially the fried rice. And that quote, made my day and I so needed it! Hugs to you friend

Cheah  on November 4th, 2011

Gosh… salted salmon. Will taste like our local salted fish. Must fwd to my son to try! Enjoy your weekend, Mary!

teresa  on November 5th, 2011

oh yum! i love the look of that rice!

Catherine  on November 5th, 2011

Salmon is my favorite fish. Looks delicious. Blessings, Catherine xo

Mary  on November 9th, 2011

@Angie’s Recipes - Thanks very much, Angie! :D

@kristy - Yes, I am well…..thanks! Busy but still enjoying my life :D I’m sure it’s ok not to be able to blog when we are busy. Most important we keep up with the joy of blogging. I guess you are very busy too. Oh, I need to cook salted fish fried rice again. I’m craving it for it now :D Hope you have a great week!

@Ann - You are most welcome, Ann! Have fun cooking :D

@Chris - Thanks very much, Chris, for the update! Now I am so eager to give a try on curing the salmon. Winter is just round the corner……perfect timing! :D Oh Canada…so much good food, esp seafood there! A friend of mine always talk about seafood there. Makes me turn green…haha. Do hope one day you will start a food blog.

@uncle Lee - Haha…love your description! Wait, I will cook for my mother-in-law when I next visit her :D Then I will share what she thinks. Yes, ramen…just love it. I think I should cook it again for dinner today…..mmm Hope you have a great week!

@redkathy - Haha…yes, let’s remind each other to slow down a little when life gets too busy. Hope you have a great week with lots of fun, good food and lovely friends around. Big hugs too :D

@Cheah - Yes, this one is better, made from salmon. I have just finished my salted fish. Need to make again. Craving for my fried rice now :D

@teresa - Thanks very much, Teresa!

@Catherine - Thanks very much, Catherine! :D

tigerfish  on November 17th, 2011

Seems that salted salmon can be an all-rounder if done well. Add to congee, noodle soups, fried rice…all delicious possibilities. :)

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