Homemade Salmon Gravlax Recipe (Easy Cured Salmon Fillet with Dill Weed and Herbs)

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Homemade Salmon Gravlax

HOMEMADE SALMON GRAVLAX RECIPE. Gravlax is a raw salmon fillet that cured with salt, sugar, dill weed and  herbs that popular in nothern Europe countries. Gravlax is usually served as an appetizer, sliced thinly and served along  finely chopped dill weed and mustard sauce, either over somekind of toasted bread, biscuits, chips or even boiled potatoes. Gravlax derived from the Scandinavian word grav, which literally means “grave” (in Swedish, Norwegian, Danish), and lax (or laks), which means “salmon”, thus gravlax means “buried salmon”. In the ancient times, fisherman used to save their salmon catch by burried them in the salt-containing sand above the high-tide line.

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Gravlax: Homemade Cured Salmon Fillet with Juniper Berries, Szechuan peppercorn and Dill Weed

Eversince i’ve cured my duck breast and venison loin and made myself Homemade Duck Prosciutto (Air Dry-Cured Duck Breast), and Homemade Bresaola di Cervo (Air Dry-Cured Venison Tenderloin), i’m obsessed with making homemade cured meat or charcuterie. Homemade version of gravlax is away cheaper than the gourmet deli store price tag. Making salmon gravlax is actualy effordless since you let the time doing it’s ‘drying’ by osmosis process. Beside, you can control all ingredients and adjust the taste according to your own personal licking. For example, i add szechuan peppercorn to my salmon gravlax to satisfied my asian descent taste buds and you won’t get that anywhere in the store. A splash or liquor on the salmon filet will made your homemade salmon gravlax lovely even more, i recommended citrusy liquor like citrus vodca or cointreau.

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Homemade Gravlax Before Thinly Sliced and Served

When you made  your homemade salmon Gravlax, there’s a plenty of way of serving suggestion. You can served it with toasted bread like my Bruschetta with Venison Bresaola, Cherry Tomato, Avocado Mayonaise and Brazilian Nuts Pesto or with Crispy Spiced Tortilla Bread Recipe. Beside soft cheese and mustard sauce variant of dipping sauce will be suits, you can try Tomato and Mint Salsa Recipe, Roasted Pepper Sauce Recipe, Italian Salsa Verde Recipe, Balinese Sambal Matah (Raw Shallot and Chillies Spicy Salsa), Resep Sambal Dabu-Dabu Khas Manado (Manadonese Raw Chilli Salsa). If you want to, you could add your gravlax to your salad and drizle it with Mint-Chilli Mayonaise.

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Juniper Berries

Making homemade salmon gravlax is quite easy, even for an amateur like me. The salmon is “buried” in a dry mixture marinade of salt, sugar, juniper berries, szechuan peppercorn and dill weed. The salmon cured for a few days in the curing mixture. As you can see, the dry curing mixture later be liquidfied because the moisture content on the salmon dripping out and the curing mixture penetrated the salmon meat. No rocket science here, but the osmosis happen when high consentration seperated from the lower consentration by tissues or membrant,  which is the salmon fish flesh, the higher consentration will be dripped into the lower consentration until they got equally consentration. Salmon gravlax is done within the curing process without following smoking like my Homemade Tea Smoked Salmon Recipe. You can use any herb you like and/or add a wide variety of crushed spices to your cure, different kind of peppercorns, star anise, caraway or fennel seeds, but my favourite spice  for homemade salmon gravlax or any kind of my homemade charcuterie is szechuan peppercorn and also juniper berries.

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Easy Homemade Salmon Gravlax Recipe

Preparing the homemade salmon gravlax seems so easy and quicky, but curing takes several days so plan ahead before you serving it at your party. Salt and sugar bring somekind of pleasant umami and  balanced flavour. If you made your gravlax made without sugar, it can easily become too dry and rubberry, and for sure it’s taste terribly salty. The ratio of salt and sugar used in gravlax recipes varies widely, due more to personal preference than food safety. As this recipe proves, large amounts of salt and sugar aren’t really necessary. Experiment and find your own favorite ratio of the two, keeping in mind that not enough salt will result in mushy, under-cured fish and too much (without any sugar to balance it out) will make the fish tough and super-salty.  Wll cured homemade gravlax should have a fresh but bold salmon flavor with some tingling spicy flavour of herbs and peppercorns. The texture will be slightly firmer than raw salmon, but should never be tough or chewy.

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Easy Homemade Salmon Gravlax

Easy Homemade Salmon Gravlax Recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound salmon fillet (skin attached)
  • 5 tbsp sugar
  • 3 tbsp salt
  • 1/2 tbsp freshly ground juniper berries #optional
  • 1/4 tbsp freshly ground szechuan peppercorn #optional
  • 1/4 teaspoons freshly ground black peppercorns
  • 1/2  cup fresh chopped dill weed
  • 2 tbsp cointreau or citrus vodca#optional

How To Make Homemade Salmon Gravlax Recipe:

  • In a glass bowl, mix all the rest of ingredients (except the salmon fillet), set aside
  • Line a large plate with enough plastic wrap to cover the bottom completely and with enough to overhang the edges.
  • Place some of curing mixture above the cling wrap. lace the salmon fillet skin side down and then put the remining curing mixture above it, drizzle with cointreau or citrus vodca
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Put the Curing Mixture All Over The Salmon Fillet

  • Wrap the plastic up and cover the fish. Place a pan or plate that fits inside the baking dish over the fish. Weigh down the fish by placing heavy canned goods on top of the pan or plate.

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Cling Plastic Wrapped Salmon Gravlax

  • Place in your refrigerator for three days, flip it twice a day.
  • Unwrap the fish and scrape off the curing mixture. Slice the salmon thinly on the bias, leaving the skin behind. Voila, your homemade gravlax is done and served it immediately!
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Thinly Sliced Homemade Salmon Gravlax

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Teochew Style Steamed Fish Recipe with Seven Star Grouper

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Teochew Style Steamed Fish Recipe with Seven Star Grouper

Teochew style steamed fish recipe or Resep Tim Ikan Ala Tio Ciu in Bahasa is so easy to replicate in your home, the freshness of the fish is the key of slurrping delicious steaming fish. Teochew style steamed fish is a very tasty and refreshing dish compare to the cantonese style steamed fish. Teochew style steamed fish usually seasoned with garlic, ginger, scallion and light soy sauce, it’s sounds like almost the same with the cantonese, but wait a minute, the starlight of the seasoning is the salted vegetables (preserved mustard green or radish), tomato and also salted plum.

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Teochew or Chiuchow Style Steamed Seven Star Grouper Fish Recipe

Teochew or Chiuchow style steamed fish got a kicking broth because the salted plum and tomato give a tangy sensation to the broth and it’s blended with the savoury and salty preserved and salted vegetables. Thinly sliced chillies enrich dripping liquid with a touch of spicy flavour. I guess most of Indonesia descent like me would love any kind of spicy, sour and salty fish. Some people like to add thinly sliced lard, bacon or pork belly which is rendered before steaming, but since i wanna my chinese style steamed fish lean, healthy and low in calories, i omit this ingredients and replace it with chinese sausage or lap cheung.

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Steamed Leopard Coral Trout or Seven Star Grouper in Teochew Style

I’m using seven star grouper for making this Teochew or Chaozhou style steamed fish Seven star grouper got many names, it’s called as coral trout or leopard coral grouper in Australia and mostly Wastern Country, Seven star grouper it’s famous high end for steaming fish name in Hongkong, Malaysia and also Singapore. We used to called this vividly red beautifull fish as kerapu lodi or kerapu merah in Indonesia, which is translated as red grouper in Bahasa. Even the  flesh of the seven star grouper is not as firm and succulent as chinese silver pomfret which is commonly used to be steamed in teochew style, nothing compare seven star grouper natural sweetness.I purchased this live red coral trout or seven star grouper fo about 18 USD for about 400 grams (42 USD/Kg) in Grand Lucky Supermarket, Jakarta.

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The freshness of the fish is the key for making a delicious steaming fish without any muddy aromas.  First, you should choose the freshly catch fish or live fish that swimming in the tank is preferred. Rub and also brush throughly the fish upper cavity ribs area, below the fish back bone, there’s a blackish dark red organ which is actually the fish kidney that should be fully removed or your steamed fish gonna be muddy and fishy. Some people like to steamed the fish twice. Firstly, the fish was steamed until half done, and then the dripping liquid is discarded, after that  the rest of the ingredients added and the fish is steamed until done. I’ve never discard the liquid once i handle a live fish (except freshwater fish) because you just discarded the nutritional juice from the fish, what a waste.

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Eating steamed fish or steaming food diet it’s a part of a healty living. Steaming food preserved it’s natural taste and most of it’s nutrients  withoud adding enormous ammount of unnecessary calories. Don’t you know that deep frying fish can triple it’s calories??? Don’t be shock that deep fried fish infact left only half amount of it’s proteins and vitamins due to high heating that can reach about 180C compare to 100 C of steaming process. Beside, the natural unsaturated fatty acid mostly retain in steaming process. Unsaturated Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acid  considered as a GOOD FAT that cleanse clotted cholestrol or BAD FAT in your capilary. I guess it’s better be increased  steaming food intake in your daily life from now on. Boring taste of steamed fish it’s not an excuse now, it’s before you try thi s teochew or Chiuchow style steamed fish (grouper)

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Teochew Style Steamed Fish Recipe with Seven Star Grouper Fish

Teochew  Style Steamed Fish (Seven Star Grouper) Recipe:

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Teochew Style Steamed Fish Seasoning Ingredients

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium-sized live seven star grouper (400-500 gr), you can substitute it with other white flesh fish that suitable for steaming
  • 1 pack silken tofu, cubed
  • 2 dried chinese mushrooms, soaked 1o minutes, drained, thinly slices
  • 50 gr lotus root, thinly slices *optional
  • 2 slice of bacon or pork belly, renderred the fat with low heat skillet (i’m using 1 chinese sausage instead)
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 tomatoes, halved and then sliced each half into quarters
  • 6 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 slice salted apreserved vegetables (about 50 gr), rinsed and soaked for about 10 minutes, drained
  • 2 salted plums, rinsed (usually available in Asian grocery stored, sold in jars)
  • 4 cm (tiny thumb size) ginger, thinly slices
  • 2 stalks scallions, thinly slices
  • 2 cayenne chilli pepper, deseeded, jullienned
  • 2 bird’s eye chilli peppers, chopped
  • 4 tbsps water
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1 tsp Chinese rice wine
  • 1 tbsp light fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • Garnish: thinly sliced chilli and scallion, soaked in cold water until curled and patted dry before use

How to Make Teochew Style Steamed Fish (Seven Star Grouper):

  • Gutted, scalled and remove the fish gills, rub and discard the blackish dark red part in the fish upper ribs area (below the back bone)
  • Wash and clean the fish under running water
  • Pat dry the excess moisture using kitchen paper, set aside
  • Butterfly the fish from the belly and revove the pin bones with clean tweezer or pliers, you can see the instruction how to butterfly the roundfish from the belly side
  • Season the fish with salt, pepper and lemon juice, set aside
  • Place the cubed tofu in the bottom of the heat proof pyrex bowl, put the butterflied fish on top of it
  • Put the remaining teochew style steamed fish ingredients over it
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Fully Loaded Steamed Fish in Teochew Style with Lots and Lots of Tomatoes, i’m Feeling Slimmer Already!!!

  • Steamed it for about 10-12 minutes, according to the size of your fish
  • Put the teochew style steamed fish in a serving bowl and garnish
  • Served it with steaming hot rice

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Buddha Jump Over The Wall Soup Recipe (Shark Fin Soup with Abalone, Dried Scallops, Fish Maw, Ham, Fat Cai & Sea Cucumber)

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Buddha Jump Over The Wall Soup Recipe

Buddha Jump Over The Wall Soup Recipe. Buddha Jumps Over the Wall,佛跳墙? or fó tiào qiáng, is an ancient Fujian originally variety of shark fin soup that created during the Qing Dynasty (1644 – 1912). This soup is well known as a chinese delicacy for its rich savoury taste with various high-end quality ingredients and specially prepared within 2-3 days prior to serving. Sinsfully non-vegetarian Buddha Jump Over The Wall Soup aromas even made a meditated Buddha Monk jump off  the Buddhist monastery wall once they smells the festive soup even they were vegetarian and prohibited to eat meat. That’s the phillosophy behind Buddha Jump Over The Wall Soup name. The cheap version called as Poor’s Man Buddha Jump Over The Wall Soup, usually without addition of abalone and shark fin.

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Buddha jump over the wall soup is fully loaded with several high quality product such shark fin, abalone (Pau Hi), dried scallops (Conpoy), sea cucumber (Haisom), fish maw (Hipiaw), hair vegetables (Fat chay), bamboo shoots, beef tendon, ginseng root, Chinese Huan ham, chicken, pork ribs, pork feet and chinese flower mushroom. Sometimes it even extended with more than 30 ingredients including quail egg, taro,cordycepts, ginkgo biloba nuts, lotus seed, lotus root, chicken and many more. You can replace it with beef instead of pork for a kosher or halal version of Buddha Jump Over The Wall Soup

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Buddha Jump Over The Wall Soup, High-end Chinese Delicacy

Buddha Jump Over The Wall Soup is a high end delicacy soup that represent the wealth and status of the Chinese descent family during a special occations like wedding, birthday or Chinese New Year dinner. Some fancy chinese restaurant even tagged fully loaded  Buddha Jump Over The Wall Soup over 150 USD for a single bowl. Even Guinnes world record rewared Buddha Jump Over The Wall Soup as The World Most Expensive Soup. I guess this soup is just perfect to impressed your chinese descent Mother in Law gonna be.

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Slurrping the Stringy, Chewy and Crunchy Shark Fin on Buddha Jump Over The Wall Soup…..

The using of shark fin and abalone in Buddha Jump Over The Wall Soup implicated in destructive fishing practices, are controversial for both environmental and ethical reasons. Indonesia is one of the coutry that legaly the ethical shark finning practice, ethical shark finning (actually it’s not a cruelty shark finning) means the entire shark body must be landed first with the fins attacheed, which means shark finning with removing the shark’s fin and discarded the carcass to the ocean directly after catched is banned. Instead of discarded to the ocean. the shark fillet is used for making a fish paste, cracker or fish satay (shark fillet kebab) that famous in Bali Island.

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Homemade Buddha Jump Over The Wall Soup recipe

Making Buddha Jump Over The Wall Soup is actually easy, but i guess it’s require time and energy (LPG or Electric Power) effort  for waiting it done. If you using the dried ingredients, you should rehydrate the dried ingredients first before using it, started with Soaking and preparing dried sea cucumber and then followed by Soaking and preparing the dried abalone. Don’t forget to Deep frying, soaking and preparing the fish maw. Some ingredients need to be soaked hours or minutes before cooking, just counting your  estimated dinner time. One of the most important things is DO NOT DISCARD THE SOAKING LIQUID !!!, except the tasteless liquid for soaking sea cucumber  and shark’s fins. The soaking liquid of dried abalone, dried scallops, dried oyster and dried squid is tasty, make sure you save it for the soup. I guess it’s better be budgeting the ready to use products, either frozen or canned shark fin, sea cucumber and abalone if you don’t want to wasting your time to prepare it from scracth.

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Double Boiled Buddha Jump Over The Wall Soup with Abalone, Sea Cucumber, Fish Maw and Dried Scallops

Basic recipe how to make Buddha Jump Over The Wall Soup is simple, the soup is boiled with the roasted bone broth or superior stock first and then transferred into a heat proof porcelaine jar or pot and then the prescious parcell were boiled or steamed in a larger metal container. It’s sounds pretty simple, just like covered au bain marrie; but Buddha Jump Over The Wall Soup required 12 HOURS to mantain the constant low heat. This process called double boiling or double boiled Buddha Jump Over The Wall Soup, just make sure you won’t run out of the LPG once you made it. Don’t forget to check the doness of your soup every 1 hour if it’s  after first 6 hours, mine was ready for about 9 hours, DO NOT OVERCOOKED it!!!.The extensive long simmerring made all the flavour extracted and the ingredients tenderized. Here the picture of the ingredients of Buddha Jump Over The Wall Soup, but before that:

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Buddha Jump Over The Wall Soup Recipe

Buddha Jump Over The Wall Soup Recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 300 gr Dried Shark Fin, soaked 6-12 hours and steamed 30 minutes
  • 12 piece Dried Abalone, soaked 2-3 days
  • 3 piece of dried Sea Cucumber, How to Soaking and Prepare Sea Cucumber
  • 100 gr Dried Scallop (Conpoy), soaked 6-12 hours
  • 50 gr Dried Oyster, soaked 30 minutes
  • 100 gr Beef Tendon
  • 1 Ginseng Root, soaked 30 minutes (use a tiny ginseng root or it’s overpowering the soup)
  • 50 gr Chinese Mushrooms, soaked 20-30 minutes
  • 1 medium size Dried Cuttlefish, soaked 20-30 minutes
  • 1 medium size Bamboo Shoots, cut into pieces
  • 1 medium size Lotus Root, thinly slice
  • 30 gr lotus seed
  • 100 gr Ginkgo Biloba Nuts
  • 100 gr Beef Tendon
  • 10 gr Black Moss(Fat Choy/ Fat Cai)
  • 500 gr Pork Ribs 0r Oxtail (you can replace with chicken)
  • 10 gr Dried Goji Berry (Keichi)
  • 10 Dried Jujube (Angcho)
  • 2 L Roasted Bone Broth or Homemade Superior Stock

How to Make Double Boiled Buddha Jump Over The Wall Soup Recipe:

  • Put all the  Buddha Jump Over The Wall Soup ingredients (plus the soaking liquid) and the roasted bone broth to a large pot, bring it to boil
  • Once it boil, turn off the heat
  • Transfer the Buddha Jump Over The Wall Soup to heat proof pocelain pot or jar, put the cover on
  • Wrap the entire porcelaine jar with aluminium foil
  • Put the prescious Buddha Jump Over The Wall Soup parcell to a larger metal pan or steamer
  • Boil or steam with low heat the parcell for about 8-12 hours, depend on the size of your Buddha Jump Over The Wall Soup ingredients
  • Adjust the level of water during the double boiling  Buddha Jump Over The Wall Soup
  • Check the doness of your Buddha Jump Over The Wall Soup within every 1 hours after first 6 hours, DO NOT OVERCOOKED IT!!!
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Roasted Bone Broth or Stock Recipe Ingredients

Homemade Roasted Bone Broth Recipe:

  • 2 Beef Bones, crack in the middle
  • 500 gr beef oxtail (i’m using pork tail)
  • 6 cloves garlic, bruised
  • 3 shallots, cut into big chunck
  • 1 thumb size piece of ginger, thinly slice
  • 2 scallions. cut into 3 inches
  • 1 lemongrass*optional, bruised
  • 1/2 nutmeg, bruised
  • 3 green cardamon
  • 2 inches cinnamon
  • 3 cloves
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 L water

How to make Homemade Roasted Bone Broth Recipe:

  • Preheat oven in 250 C
  • Put all ingredients in a baking tray, season with salt and pepper
  • Drizzle olive oil over it
  • Roasted for about 30-45 minutes until the bone is charred and browned
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Roasted Bone for Making the Buddha Jump Over The Wall Soup

  • Put all the roasted bone mixture and water to the sauce pan, don’t forget to scrapped the bottom of the baking tray with wooden spoon
  • Bring it to boil and simmer until the liquid is reduced into half amount, it’s requires about 4 hour or more
  • Sieve the liquid through a fine cheese cloth and save the oxtail
  • Now you can use the homemade bone broth

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Sanma Kabayaki Recipe Japanese Style Broiled Pacific Saury Fish in Sweet Soy Sauce

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Sanma Kabayaki Recipe: Grilled Pacific Saury or Pike Mackarel with Sweetened Soy Sauce

Sanma Kabayaki Recipe i quite easy to follow in your kitchen.  Sanma is a Japanese name of pike mackerel or pacific saury fish, while   Kabayaki is a sweetened soy sauce mixture that usually use for grilling unagi or Japanese freshwater eel. Sanma kabayaki is a preparation of grilled sanma fish that splited down in the the back or in the belly, gutted and boned, butterflied, filletted, skewered, dipped in the kabayaki sauce before being broiled on a grilled. Sanma kabayaki is a very special seasonal dish, but thanks God there’s such a frozen section in supermarket that save the vaccum packed frozen sanma fish through all the years. Sanma fish is rich in unsaturated fatty acids such as EPA and DHA, a “good fats” that clinically proven to prevent  heart an coronary disease. Nutritional fact in 100 gr Sanma (dry heat cooked, grilled/baked) contains 1400 mg DHA, while in the same amount of grilled farmed atlantic salmon contains about 1500 mg DHA. Sanma is the best option for baby food for brain and nerve tissues development. Sanma fish  it’s much more cheaper than regular salmon while the DHA is slighly lower than the salmon. Sanma fish is a very good choice for feeding the adolesences and toddlers.

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Japanese Style Grilled Sanma Kabayaki

Homemade Kabayaki Sauce is usually contain 3 parts light soy sauce, 1 part mirin, 1 part sake, and  2 parts white caster sugar by volume. This is the basic kabayaki sauce recipe and the ratio used to be different for each licking, beside, whole cloves garlic, cinnamon, star anise and sliced ginger added when the kabayaki sauce is simmerred until thickened into half amount. You can purchased a quite pricey ready to use store brought kabayaki sauce that usually using molases instead of sugar  as a swetened agent, this made the store brought kabayaki sauce is not easily burn during the grilling process. That’s why it’s better be using molases on kabayaki sauce instead of sugar. Kabayaki sauce is not only suits for grilling fish, but also for chicken fillet, shrimp or squid.

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Homemade Sanma Kabayaki Recipe

Homemade sanma kabayaki recipe usually refers to a braised sanma in kabayaki-style soy sauce instead of broiled or grilled. The Sanma fillet is dipped in a cornstarch flour and then pan fried until the outside got a nice golden brown and crusted layer. Right after the pan is cleaned from the rest of the pan frying, the kabayaki style soy sauce is boiled and then the fried sanma fillet is dipped into the sauce and then simmerred until the sauce is thicken. Braised sanma kabayaki losen the smokey flavour, a keys of enjoying a delicious fatty sanma fish. The sauce is usually too thicken for my licking, it’s due to the dissolved corn starch for pan frying the sanma fillet in the kabayaki sauce. That’s why i choose the oven broiled sanma kabayaki or oven grilled sanma kabayaki, i love it even more if the barbeque charcoal grill is available, unfortunately the  densely populated area surrounded my sister’s residence in Jakarta won’t made it possible to make  smoke without a complain.

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Oven Broiled Sanma Kabayaki Recipe

Grilling sanma kabayaki should not be rushed, take your time, brush as often as you like with the sauce, but since i use oven to broil the sanma kabayaki, i applied the sauce twice for every  5 minutes. I like to do it several times on the flesh side to make sure the skin is nice and crispy and plenty of the fat has rendered off if i using the berbeque grill. Just before serving,  glaze the flesh with the sauce as a final lacquering before cutting into bite sized pieces. That’s it, i told you it was easy. Just serve over a mound of tender Japanese rice and drizzled it with remaing kabayaki sauce over it. Some fancy Japanese restaurant even used to served the grillled sanma kabayaki with a tiny  charcoal grill pot in your table to make you easy to slightly heated it before you pop it into your mouth. I love sanma fish all the way, i like to Grilled Sanma Fish in Banana Leaf and served it with Spicy Chili & Miso Sauce.

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Sanma Kabayaki Recipe

Sanma Kabayaki Recipe:

  • 2 large Sanma or Pacific Saury Fish, gutted, cleaned, patted dry, set aside
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 tbsp kabayaki sauce and more for glazing the grilled fish

How to Make Sanma Kabayaki:

  • Cut open the sanma fish stomach and take out the guts
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Gutted Sanma Fish

  • Wash the sanma fish under a cold  running water, rub  and clean the reddish black part in the center of the cavity  below the back bone
  • Season the fish skin with salt, lime juice and pepper, set aside and marinade for about 15 minutes in the fridge
  • Pat dry the excess moisture using kitchen paper
  • Butterfly the fish from the belly and revove the pin bones with clean tweezer or pliers, you can see the instruction how to butterfly the roundfish from the belly side
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Butterflied Sanma Fish Fillet

  • Apply about 2 tbsp or homemade kabayaki sauce for each flesh side of the butterflied sanma fish
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Oven Broiled Sanma Kabayaki

  • Broil the sanma kabayaki in 180°C preheated oven for about 15-20 minutes until the kabayaki sauce is caramelised and the fish is cooked through
  • Apply more kabayaki sauce  in the sanma meat side twice during the broiling process
  • Cut the sanma kabayaki and serve it over hot steaming rice, drizzle the sanma kabayaki with sauce before serving.

Homemade Kabayaki Sauce Recipe:

  • 30 ml light soy sauce
  • 10 ml mirin
  • 10 ml sake
  • 20 ml molases or sugar (i’m using palm sugar)

How to Make Kabayaki Sauce :

  • Mix all sauce ingredients in a heavy bottom non stick sauce pan, bring it to boil
  • Simmer the kabayaki sauce over low heat until thicken into half

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Homemade Salmon Nugget Step by Step Recipe ala Dentist Chef

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Homemade Salmon Nugget

Homemade salmon nugget is an easy and healty snack. Homemade salmon nugget is much more cheaper than the store brought that loads with many preservatives, food coloring and also tons of mono sodium glutamat (MSG). Frozen salmon nugget with ‘no preservatives & additives’ label usually tagged pretty pricey, while the cheaper ones must be fulled of filler, either flour or another chemical agents. The cheapy store brought frozen salmon nugget is actually packed with lots of calories with only a little nutritional value, this provoked early age obesity.  Eversince almost toddler love nuggets all the way, my sister asked me to made nuggets for my twins niece and nephew  once i visiting her house in Jakarta. The frozen nuggets a quicky snack and also main dish that she could prepare before going to work. My sister said that my niece is pretty sick of chicken nugget, then i thought that i’m going to make salmon nuggets once i checked the freezer and found three pieces of salmon fillet.

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Homemade Salmon Nugget, Soft and Bounchy Inside with Crispy Crusted Outside

Making salmon nugget recipe is actually easy, but quite an effort to following. There are several steps; making the nugget, breaded  and then deep frying. When you making salmon nugget as a finger food or apptizer at your party, trust me that all the efforts will be paid off once the juicy and meaty salmon nugget will be swifted as fast as snapping your finger. That’s why i used to made salmon nugget in a large quantity and freeze it in a portioning vaccum plastic bag. I used to baked or deep fry it in the morning  as a breakfast supper before going to my clinic.

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Crispy and Crunchy Homemade Salmon Nugget

There are several method making salmon nugget, the simplest method is breaded chuncky salmon fillet just like salmon tempura, but i didn’t like it because the i can’t spiced the salmon goodly, beside my niece and nephew did’t like the flaky salmon meat texture.  They love the salmon nugget texture like a meatball, soft but bounchy. The salmon nugget batter used to steamed first until firm to make it easier to cut and breadede, but you can directly shaped the salmon nugget batter with two spoons and then rolled into the breadcrumbs. The unsteamed salmon nugget or sometimes called salmon cake is better be for direct consumption. The frozen raw salmon nugget batter is not cruncy but soggy once you deep fried it, beside  the inner side of the nugget possibly still raw.

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Nugget  Ikan Salmon

You can replace the breadcrums with cornflakes, rolled oats or even thinly sliced almond or another nuts to made a salmon nugget variation. Another version is using finely chopped or grated veggies that mixed into the salmon nugget batter. I like to add grated carrot, cauliflower, broccoli and sometimes bell pepper, beside you can add cheese and any herbs & spice that you like.  Nothing more comforting than your homemade nugget since you can add a little of this and that to suits your own personal licking. One most important thing is you know exactly the ingredients inside yours salmon nugget.

Homemade Salmon Nugget Recipe

Homemade Salmon Nugget Recipe

Homemade Salmon Nugget Recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 500 grams skinless salmon fillet
  • 3 eggs(seperate the white and the yolk)
  • 2 cups or more bread crumbs
  • 1/2 medium size onion, finely chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 shallots, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp tapioca flour
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp oil for stir frying
  • Vegetable oil for deep frying

Instruction:

  • Heat up 1 tbsp oil in a pan, saute the onion, shallots and garlic until browned and caramelized, set aside
  • Put the salmon fillet, egg yolk, salt and pepper in the food processor, process until nearly smooth
  • Put the processed salmon mixture in a bowl, add the sauteed onion mixture and all flour
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Step by step salmon nugget recipe: mix all ingredients

  • Season with salt and pepper and mix it well
  • Put the salmon nugget mixture in a plastic bag or baking tray, spread it evenly
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Step by step salmon nugget recipe: ready to steamed

  • Steam the salmon nugget batter until firm and throughly cooked
  • Cut the salmon nugget into bite size
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Step by step salmon nugget recipe: cut into bite size

  • Dredge the salmon nugget into  beaten white egg
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Step by step salmon nugget recipe: Dip into beaten egg

  • Dip and toss the nugget with the bread crumbs until all side is covered
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Step by step salmon nugget recipe: Breaded all over the surface

  • Set aside the breaded salmon nugget and shake to losen the excess breadcrumbs
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Step by step salmon nugget recipe: breaded salmon nugget, discrd the excess breadcrumbs

  • Deep fried  or baked the salmon nugget until golden brown
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Step by step salmon nugget recipe: deep fried just before serving

  • You can freeze the breaded salmon nugget in an airthight container

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Stir Fry Crab with Salted Egg Yolk and Cheese Sauce Recipe ala Dentist Chef

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Stir Fry Crab with Salted Egg Yolk and Cheese Sauce Recipe

Stir Fry Crab with Salted Egg Yolk and Cheese Sauce recipe is a fusion beetween salted egg crab sauce and cheese sauce crab. Somekind of  east meet west on a single plate, since both salted egg yolk and cheese ingredients got a nice savoury hind and guess what, both can blended into a heavenly sauce. Salted egg yolk on this recipe is added to the sauce for stir frying it, not in the batter for deep frying like my previously Crispy Deep Fried Soft Shell Crab with Salted Egg Yolk Batter Recipe.

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Recipe Salted Egg Yolk Crab with Curry Leaves and Cheese

Salted egg yolk crab or kepiting saus telur asin in Bahasa is actually an easy dish recipe. The basic ingredients is about 2-3 egg yolk for every pound of crab, curry leaves, chopped garlic, salt and pepepr to taste. Some people like to add chopped chilli too within the salted egg yolk sauce. Th crab is usually coated with flour and then deep fried for about 2-3 minutes or until half done. In the other wok pan, the sauce ingredients is stif fried until bubly and fragrance and then the deep fried crab is tossed with high heat. Broth or water is added to the wok pan  for the last touch, let it boiled to make the salted egg mixture flavour penetrated even better to the crab meat.

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Recipe Cheese Sauce Crab with Salted Egg Yolk and Curry Leaves

Cheese sauce crab is another quicky and easy seafood recipe. The basic ingrediens for the cheese sauce is butter, garlic, cheese, salt, pepper and some liquid to melted the cheese. Some people love to add bacon and cream too within the cheese sauce. The recomended cheese for the sauce is parmagianno-regianno, emmental, old ceddar or gouda cheese, but you can use any kind of cheese that suits for your licking. The following instruction for making cheese sauce crab is similiar with the salted egg sauce crab above. If you think cheese sauce  crab is boring, i usually bring it to the next level of taste with infused some saffron on the sauce.

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Kepiting Telur Asin dan Keju, Salted Egg and Cheese Sauce Crab

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Sweet, Succulent and Stringy Female Mud Crab Meat with Salted Egg Yolk and Cheese Sauce

This salted egg yolk and cheese sauce crab is using a female mud crab with roe. Even the crab roe or egg is not as full as the crab that i’m using for my Thai Green Curry Crab (Hot and Spicy Green Chilli Curried Mud Crab with Lemon Basil Leaves). The meat of this crab is much more sweeter and flaky than the full egg; i learn my lesson; you can have all what you want in one crab. The crab seller told me it’s all the matter of choice, either the meat or the roe. Virgin female crab got the most sweeter and stringy meat and the meat quality is decreased over the amount of roe on it.

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Female Mud Crab with Roe or Egg, note the visible grayish green tomaley !

Crab plus salted egg and cheese is a dish that you should had only before you’ve got 30 years old. It’s too bad the that i had to tell you that the cholesterol and calories level is too damn high for elderly.Cost you more than  30 minutes on a treadmill for a single crab than. But, you can reduce the calories with either boiled or steamed the crab instead of deep fried it. Salted egg and curry leaves is the list you should had for the  authentic version, i guess it’s available on asian groceries nearby your place. The salted egg yolk is available either raw or boiled, i suggest you to buy the raw and boiled for yourself because it’s much morore fresh then. If you can resist not tho eat the salted egg white, you can diced it and add it as a garnish like what i’ve done.

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Stir Fry Crab with Salted Egg Yolk and Cheese Sauce Recipe

Stir Fry Crab with Salted Egg Yolk and Cheese Sauce Recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium size mud crab (i’m using 650 gr crab with roe)
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 4 (or more) boiled salted egg yolk, mashed
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 2 sprigs of curry leaves
  • 1/3 cup grated cheese
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 shallots, minced
  • 3 chilli or cayenne pepper
  • a pinch of saffron #optional, soaked with warm water 10 minutes prior to cooking
  • 1 cup water or chicken broth
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instruction:

  • Brush and clean the mud crab properly with running water to get rid the muddy aromas
  • Season the lemon juice, salt and pepper. set aside
  • Drain the liquid from the crab and deep fried it for about 2-3 minutes, set aside  (you can either steam or boiled it)
  • Heat up 2 tbsp oil in a wok pan and add the butter, let the butter completely melted
  • Add the shallots, garlic, chilli, saute until fragrant and slightly browned
  • Add the  mashed salted egg yolk and curry leaves and let it bubbly and the curry leaves is crisp up a little bit
  • Pour the broth, saffron and then add the cheese, let it boiled and then add the deep fried crab into the sauce pan
  • Once the cheese is completely melted, season it with salt and peper, let it simmer for another 3 minutes
  • Serve it immediately with steaming hot rice

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