Go Fishy…

i was inspired a few Fridays ago & we had fish – 2 Fridays in a row…
Now is that such an exception? Is that really so special? Fish 2 Fridays in a row?…
Well, not if we were in Singapore or somewhere which has a coast & an abundance of seafood… but we are not in such a place… we live in a land-locked country where seafood is not only limited but expensive as well. So yes, fish 2 Fridays in a row is something to write about ūüėČ

Fishy #1
Salmon & Capers Pizza
Yep, i made… or i should say WE made pizza – Tobias helped ūüôā
Everything from the dough to the rolling out to the baking & laying on of ingredients.
No i did not get the order wrong – this was made with smoked salmon so the fish needed no more cooking so the pizza dough was blind-baked & then the ingredients laid on. There is also no tomato sauce on this pizza – it was layered with a blend of cream cheese & fresh cream.
However,… yes there is a “however”,… the recipe called for the pizza to be blind-baked on a clay pizza plate – which i didn’t have – but i did have baking beads, which are normally used as weights for blind-baking pie-crust… so i used those instead. Did not quite work as planned… the pizza turned out to be more of a pita-bread texture that a thin-flat pizza. Also i didn’t know exactly which bread flour was required so i simply picked one of the many¬†available¬†here.
BUT… the family LOVED it ūüėČ

Here’s the process:
Waiting for the dough to raise Рi enjoyed kneading the dough lots Рvery therapeutic as many have told me.

The baking beads.

Little Chef rolling out the dough.

Cooling the baked pizza.

Left, Right, Bottom: Original Salmon & Capers variety, Variation Рwith tomato, Variation Рwith tomato, without capers.

Fishy #2
i love, really love, LOVE Japanese food & miss it greatly.
i finally found the right sauce for the cold Soba dish which i have always wanted to make & so i made Cold Japanese Soba Noodles with Cold Japanese Tofu & Pan-fried Red Snapper with Terriyaki Sauce, & Tempura Veggies.
Once again, the family LOVED it ūüėÄ

Here’s a picture of the table all set with the food (not very clear as this was taken on my handphone & in a hurry – we were hungry – hehhehee):

Now i dream happily of the next dish i will attempt…

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