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Week 4 – Asian Style Salmon with Noodle Broth

A lot of the time when I’m looking for a new recipe it depends on the ingredients I have in my fridge/freezer. We tend to eat a lot of Salmon but its hard to thing of new and interesting things to do with this. In my recipe book trawls of week 4 I found a recipe in Jamie Oliver’s 30 Minute Menu’s for Asian Salmon and Noodle Broth. 
It sounded delicious and broth isn’t something we have in our house very often so I thought I’d give it a whirl. The recipe is quite long but really easy to follow – and there is a copy of it on this website 
It was really easy to cook although it did take me a lot longer than 30 minutes. I think its because I’m pretty disorganised in the kitchen and really can’t be bothered to weigh everything out first and then chop it. I also like the cooking process and don’t like being so clinical in my approach – I suspect this is why I’ll never be a chef. 
Here is a picture of what it might have looked like if I’d taken a picture of it – however I have had to borrow this from the internet – these days will soon be over though! 
The meal was delicious – the salmon was so flavoursome and the broth was really fresh. I’m trying to avoid wheat a bit at the minute so made it with rice noodles rather than the usual noodles and it was just as good. 
In the book Mr Oliver serves this with a beansprout salad which I didn’t make and we were more than satisfied with the salmon and broth. 
Mr Gem really enjoyed this – I think its because the skin on the salmon was really really crispy and he is partial to a bit of crispy skin. 
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Where it all began

I’m never very good at keeping up with blogs and things but I think the reason for this is that I’ve never had anything to keep me (and more importantly any potential readers) interested!
However this New Years Eve just gone I had an idea for a new years resolution that would be so much more interesting than my usual resolutions which are the usual, lose weight, get fit, stop smoking etc. All of which I am still attempting. However my unusual resolution is as follows:
I will cook at least one new recipe every week in 2012.
And I’m loving it. Its going really well and I thought I should keep a log of it before I forget what I’ve cooked. 6 weeks in I’m already finding its increasing my repertoire and I don’t have to cook the same 10 – 15 recipes week in week out. My boyfriend is also really enjoying this resolution.
So I have a few posts from the first 6 weeks to catch up on and then hopefully I’ll post at least once a week with my new recipe. I’m also into crafts so I may drop in the occasional post about a card I made but mostly I’m hoping this will be a food blog!
I’ve been really inspired so far in 2012 and I’m finding myself trying new things that previously I’d never eat. I now eat courgette and lentils are a new thing when last year I’d avoid like the plague!
So enjoy and maybe you’ll be inspired to try something new!