Tuesday, March 31, 2009
My household prides themselves on shopping regularly so that we cook with fresh and local ingredients. However, 2 thirds of this dish started out frozen! Sometimes, it helps to keep a few frozen essentials stocked away. By combining fresh seasonings and herbs, you can turn even frozen ingredients into something extraordinary. I thawed the piece of salmon and topped it with olive oil, S&P, chili flakes, sesame seeds and lemon slices. I broiled it for 12 minutes. The noodles were a pantry staple, and they were tossed with bok choy, red pepper, chillies and lime. The dumplings were stuffed with cabbage and mushrooms, from frozen they were boiled and then sauteed with onion and fresh cilantro. In the end, even pulling supplies from the freezer or pantry you can create a fresh meal by using herbs and exquisite garnish... yummy!