Friday, November 13, 2009

Wild Salmon Porridge/Congee 稀饭

When you are not feeling well with cold,a piping bowl of hot porridge or congee is a welcome sight,right? Porridge or congee is a comfort food which mostly all Asian love it when we are down with cold or flu.I bought a pack of frozen wild salmon from Walmart.Wild salmon have paler color texture than farmed salmon but the fact to the matter it's healthier and safer than farmed salmon accordingly to some report. By the way I used 2 pieces or portion from a pack to cook with porridge.I like the salmon with some grilled texture and flavor on the outer part,so I toast the salmon into the toaster for 15 minutes first before dump into the porridge.It's really super delicious and great!!


1 cup uncooked rice,washed and drained,(any type grain long rice but I used jasmine rice)
1000 ml cold water,plus extra if necessary
2 pieces of wild salmon,(thawed,previously frozen) about 4 oz
2-3 sliced old ginger
1 tsp ground black pepper powder
1 tbsp salt
1 stalk scallion,cleaned and cut
soy sauce to taste

1:Washed rice couple of time with cold water until it's look clear.Add 1 liter or 1000 ml cold water into medium heavy stock pot with washed rice and ginger.Boiled rice at medium heat uncovered the top until cooked with creamy consistency,about 30-40 minutes. Add extra water if necessary if it's too thick or dry.
2:Meantime ,coated wild salmon with ground black pepper powder and salt before toast in oven or toaster for 10-15 minutes until slightly golden brown.Remove wild salmon from toaster ,crushed and toss into the bubbly boil congee.Add in some soy sauce or salt to your taste.
3:Dish out the congee to individual bowl ,sprinkle with cut scallion and serve warm.


mycookinghut said...

Congee.. my favourite!! I like your idea of making the salmon slightly cripsy before putting in the congee... yummy!

ann low said... yummy. Great idea to toast the salmon.

A Full-Timed Housefly said...

Oh I love congee for breakfast or at times when I don't have a good appetite , never occur to me to use salmon for cooking congee , this bowl of congee sure is piping hot delicious ! Thanks for sharing .

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

This look interesting, I have never tried salmon porridge before.

AK said...

nice blog..lots of asian foods.i'm still trying to brush up my skill..wish i have the time..

Beachlover's Kitchen said...

oh yes,I like the cripsy side too,make the salmon tasty right?

Thank you:)something for change,right?

Thank should try salmon in porridge,it's really great!

you should try if you can find not so expensive salmon in Msia.Thanks!

Thank you for dropping by:) Hope to see you again soon!

noobcook said...

I like the congee consistency of yours. I can never get it quite right :P

MaryMoh said...

I love porridge. It's a one bowl meal and great for cold weather like now over here.

Peregrinating Penguin said...

This is nice too: Oatmeal porridge with salmon. Seriously.
I use tinned salmon. Try it!

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