Thursday, March 3, 2011

G.G. cooks Teriyaki Salmon with Soba Noodles and a little side salad

I'm officially an idiot. I have a gauze paw. I've burnt my hand- not just a little kitchen wound style burn, but the whole palm. How do you burn your whole hand you wonder? Well, I put my hand on a hot plate. Ha. Don't try that at home kids. SO to explain a little more, we have hot plate covers. The hot plate cover was on and I thought I had turned the right hot plate on and then went to take the left cover off to use that hot plate too. Turns out I'd accidentally turned the left on instead and so it had been on for 10 mins already! So now I have a stupid gauze paw with a weird glove thing. Tres embarrassing and quite sore. 

Not as bad as it could have been though - no 3rd degree burns or anything like that so very lucky! I have to nick back to the doctors in the mornings to get it redressed and I'm not sure how long I will have to do that that for, but I'm hoping it will be starting to heal pretty soon. I'm not typing much today because it takes a ridiculous amount of time with one hand and one paw. On a side note- have you tried doing your hair with one hand- something as simple as putting hair in a pony tail becomes a mission only completable by complex reasoning and problem solving skills we all claim to have on our resumes. The things we take for granted.

It seems rather ironic that I'm now going to pass on a recipe for you guys to cook at home (and not burn yourselves hopefully!) p.s. just so you know - I wasn't cooking this when I burnt myself.

This recipe comes from The Low G.I Cook Book by Helen Footer. There are plenty of low G.I. cook books around and I wasn't specifically after low g.i. but my MIL cooked this dish when we were at the farm a couple of weekends ago, and I thought it was really quick and delish so I grabbed the recipe to cook at home.

Teriyaki Salmon with Soba Noodles
Serves 4
4 skinless salmon fillets
2 tablespoons of soy sauce
1 tablespoon of dry sherry
2 tablespoons soft brown sugar
2 garlic cloves
1 teaspoon seasme oil
2 tablespoons of water
2 tablespoons seasme seeds
2 spring onions
250 g soba noodles
3 tablespoons of chopped coriander

1) Mix soy, sherry, sugar, garlic, ginger and 1/2 oil and water together
2) Brush over salmon and set aside for ten minutes
3) Cook in grill for 5-6 minutes (so the salmon is still a darker shade of pink inside- nothing worse than over cooked fish peeps!)
4) Cook noodles according to directions on the packet
5) Heat oil, add seeds and spring onions - fry off for one minute
6) Add noodles and remaining marinade - stir through and add coriander at the last minute to stir through
7) Serve with Salmon fillet and a nice fresh light salad or steamed greens

So tell me readers - what injuries have you sustained in the battlefield (i.e. the kitchen)?

13 fabulous comments:

Mel Kettle said...

yum! I love salmon cooked this way. Hope your hand recovers quickly. Luckily I haven't had many battlefield injuries, other than the occasional cut or scrape with the grater.

Jennifer (Delicieux) said...

Looks delicious GG! Good to see you doing more cooking!

Sorry to hear about burning your hand. Ouch! I hope you recover soon.

I have countless injuries that I've sustained in the kitchen as I think I am the clumsiest person in the world. The worst by far has been me slipping on the tiles and dislocating my knee while in the middle of cooking risotto which my boyfriend had asked me to make so he could take it into work. After the tears subsided I tried to instruct him on how to finish the risotto before taking me to hospital but he refused and carried me to the car and rushed me to hospital. Other than that I've had plenty of burns. No cuts so far (touch wood!).

Alibongo said...

hope your hand gets better quickly! I have destroyed so many hotplate covers it is not funny. I now have to remove all four of them before I turn any hotplates on.

Angie Lives to Eat (and Cook)! said...

A simple and yummy meal =)
Oh dear GG, hope the paw heals quickly for you! It really does suck when you feel so helpless, and not to mention, unable to cook properly!
We were in NZ and I was baking (yes I know baking on holiday!) and I went to open the oven door and burnt my knee in the process 'cos I was sitting too close to it =\

The InTolerant Chef said...

Never ask that question of a professional chef, of course the answer is 'none', but the reality is lots of war wounds of course!One of my work mates had to have micro surgery on both hands at once when he sliced them open on the lid on an industrial sized tin of tomatoes.
I love that if you look at the movie Ratatouille, the chefs in the kitchen have little burns and scars on thier wrists and hands- check it out!

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Aww GG sorry to hear about your burnt paw! That's no good at all. But this dish, that looks all sorts of good! Does this mean that you don't have to do boring stuff at home like cleaning? :)

Indie.Tea said...

Mostly burns. I have a scar on the top of my right wrist (from pulling something out of the oven and grazing my wrist against the top).
Your soba-salmon dish sounds fantastic. And pretty healthy too!

That's Ron said...

mmm! salmon!

side note: hope ur hand gets better

mademoiselle délicieuse said...

Oh dear, your poor hand! Hope it's healing well and speedily.

I mysteriously injured my right wrist recently (not cooking-related) and, too, have found it difficult to do simple things - brushing my hair, washing my hair, chopping food!

cusinera said...

love I have to buy some=)

those stove top burner covers are nasty when you accidentally turn on the wrong one...mine tends to smoke so I use my tongs to remove it and then swear at myself for burning another metal cover=P Hope your hand is all better now.

i got some kitchen war scars too...hehehe! so many to mention=P but I remember when I deep fried a piece of pork belly and a big blob of hot oil landing on my inner arm and made a heart shaped blister...that was actually cool, it didn't occur to me to take a picture...that was before blogging, but if that happened bet...I would have posted the pics=)

Linda V @ Bubble and Sweet said...

Oh dear, hope your poor paw gets better very soon. I am always turning the wrong plate on as well, obviously someone needs to come up with a better system for us :)

foodie and the chef said...

What a beautiful dish. Don't feel too bad about the burn... I was on a date a while back and the guy I was with kept staring at my arms nervously - I have burn scars inside my forearm that look less like me mishandling a hot tray and more like I'm into self-harm. Eeek.

I Love Pork Recipes said...

Hi GG, the Teriyaki Salmon looks delicious! Thanks for sharing it. Accidents happen in the kitchen – a guy I used to know put on oven mitts to get a hot tray out of the oven, but then kind of rested it on his chest, and he was not wearing a shirt! That was a nasty burn....
We have some great pork recipes (as well as recipes using lots of other ingredients) on our site, please drop by.

Melissa at

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