Ok, so I am happy to accept that the video is a bit too long (my timekeeping will improve dramatically and future videos will be shorter!), I seem to say “perfect[ly]” and “beautiful[ly]” way too much, I need to sound (and look?!) slightly less camp, I called low-salt soy sauce “low fat” soy sauce and yes, I completely forgot to mix the onions and peppers back in the pan with the salmon at the end (although you cannot deny that I covered it up pretty well, editing out much head scratching and swearing).
But… I am excitedly posting my very first video, filmed and edited by my own untrained hands and it actually contains images, sound and a recipe from start to finish!
I started with one of our favourite dishes in this house, sticky salmon in an Indonesian/Vietnamese style sauce. I used to regularly eat a similar dish in one of the multitude of ethnic restaurants in East London and I think further inspiration came from watching Bill Granger do something along similar lines some time ago. Archie virtually inhales this dish when I serve it. Obviously its inherent sweetness helps and the sauce complements the salmon beautifully, er, perfectly, er, wonderfully. The great thing about this dish is it takes no more than 15 minutes to cook (with only five minutes preparation) and you can be as creative as you want in adjusting the flavours. Any further combination of lime, fresh coriander, fresh ginger or lemongrass (none of which I had to hand on Monday) would all work well.
If you cannot get your hands on the Ketjap Manis soy sauce, you can replicate it by using more of the classic soy sauce and adding a couple of heaped tablespoons of soft brown sugar…
Sticky Indonesian Salmon
Serves 4 (2 adults and 2 little ones)
5 minutes to prepare, 15 minutes to cook
400g salmon fillet cut into 2cm cubes (I buy whole salmon fillets from the fishmonger at my local market, cut them up and freeze them. Buying the salmon this way saves at least 50% on supermarket prices, if not more).
One red onion, finely sliced
One red pepper, finely sliced
2-3 cloves garlic
250ml thai/jasmine/basmati rice
Soy sauce, ketjap manis sauce and fish sauce