This salmon burger marked my comeback from a week of recovery from jaw surgery. The Copper River salmon was a gift from my generous and thoughtful dad, the arugula was leftover from a weekend lunch that Julian put on for his incoming pediatric residents, the buns emerged from the freezer as if by magic, and my only job was to buy a fresh bell pepper and show up for a bit of cooking. Continue Reading…
This is based on the Cocktel de Camarones from our favorite Mexican restaurant in Seattle, La Carta de Oaxaca. We always invite friends over to share, because it’s super easy to make in large batches, it lends itself well to chatting while drinking margaritas, and it’s absolutely delicious. If the ketchup and the clam juice give you pause, think about them as rock-solid supporting cast members. You don’t really notice their presence, but their absence makes a big difference. Continue Reading…
The Silver Spoon is well known as the Italian cookbook bible. Though I am generally too lazy of a cook to put in enough effort to cook from it, I do love looking through it for inspiration (and every now and then my husband cooks from it for me!). Needless to say, my interest was piqued when I learned they had come out with The Silver Spoon for children. Flipping through, I saw that the recipes were all super easy, yet still very high quality. It was no coincidence that Charlotte received it from my parents as a Christmas gift this year. 😀
This easy salmon burger recipe makes for a super easy weeknight meal. I’ve made these in a food processor, but you can also just chop all the ingredients finely if you don’t have one. You can also substitute out the dill and smoked paprika for whatever you have on hand that sounds good. (The chia seeds caught my eye in the pantry so I threw them in there, but they’re not necessary). Basically, as long as you have the salmon, breadcrumbs, and an egg, you can add (within reason!) whatever else you fancy! Have fun, and let me know what you try!
Cheat’s Omelette by: Arnold Bennett (presented by Rachel Kenny-Green)
I think that eggs and smoked fish cooked together is the ultimate comfort food combination. It’s my emergency recipe for those moments when all hell has broken loose and you realise you’ve left tea time a bit late and the children are either going to fall asleep or start hitting each other. It’s ridiculously quick to cook but feels like a tea time treat.
This is such a fun, easy meal that is perfect to make ahead for a busy evening. This is particularly meant for those of you who don’t fancy themselves cooks (coughEmmacough). All it really requires is a bit of boiling, and mixing up an easy dressing (or just use one that is readymade). It is great way to introduce salad to kids as it has plenty more than just leaves (which can be difficult for kids to chew).
(PS: For those of you waiting on the salmon burger recipe, I am going to try it again next week to perfect the technique! It is coming soon, I promise!)
Whenever we visit Jason’s family in California, we always go to his dad’s favourite Chinese restaurant. We always order the same handful of delicious dishes for the table to share; my favourite is the “Honey Walnut Shrimp” with its fried shrimp and sweet, creamy sauce. I think the walnuts must be candied, because they are also sweet. It is really more of a dessert than a meal, but my sweet tooth doesn’t mind!
I’ve made some big changes to my inspiration recipe for these salmon burgers. The changes I made simplified things quite a lot, but also added strength to the salmon mixture so they would be easier to cook up. The end result was absolutely delicious! We will definitely have these again soon!
PS: I mistakenly got half the amount of salmon I needed and so only made a half batch of these as seen in the pictures below. A half batch fed my family of four, but Jason and I would have definitely each had another one of these if there had been more! I’ve written up the full recipe below. It generously feeds a family of four with perhaps a few leftovers.
PPS: Just FYI, I don’t currently use affiliate links. The links below are simply links to the ingredients I happened to buy. Ocado (the grocery delivery service I use and love!) has no clue who I am, and they don’t give me any sort of kickback for adding their links here. If I ever do use affiliate links, I promise to be completely transparent about it!
Emily is another lovely lady I connected with via Instagram. Her feed is full of pictures of her adorable kids (Maggie- 3 and Finn- 10months) on various adventures, and also features her stunning paper cutouts! Emily kindly agreed to share her favourite weeknight meal with us and it looks delicious! I will definitely be adding this to a meal plan soon!
Salmon Fishcakes with Leek and Carrot – Emily Hogarth
(Apologies for the silence over the last week. Half term with limited childcare, a husband out of town, and house guests didn’t leave me much time to blog! So don’t mind me as I try to catch up a bit this weekend!)
Creamed tuna over toast is a meal that my mom would often make on Fridays during lent. It is meant to be a very simple, meat-free meal, but it is actually surprisingly tasty! Not tasty like a lasagne, but certainly tastier than it looks! It also takes all of ten minutes to make with items from your pantry, which is nice.