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
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)?