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.
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