When you are tired of grilled autumn salmon have this! The saltiness and umami flavour from the salted salmon makes the vegetables very tasty. You can eat plenty of vegetables with this recipe. It is easy and healthy so give it a try.
Giant oyster mushroons, bean sprouts or Chinese cabbage
This is optional but it will be colourful if you splinkle with some chopped spring onion.
Tear the cabbage into bite sizes and line the bottom of a sauce pan or deepish frying pan. Slice the core of the cabbage and use up.
Slice the potatoes into 5-mm-thickness. Place on to the cabbage leaves.
Loosen the enoki mushrooms and scatter atop. Place the salmon fillets. I used large salted salmon fillets.
Loosen the shimeji mushrooms and scatter on top with carrot.
Place the grated ginger on top and sprinkle with Japanese dashi stock powder. (If you want to refrain form salt do not add any dashi powder.)
Add the water and cooking sake and cover. My pan is a special steam pan so I don't have to add any water but if you use a normal pan, add water.
After bringing to a boil ,heat for about 5 minutes over a low heat. After this, turn off the heat and leave to stand with the lid on. The vegetables yield a lot of liquid like this.
Check if the salmon and vegetables are cooked through and transfer onto a serving plate with a fish slice. Pour on the cooking liquid and serve.
Adjust the cooking time according to the pan you use. If you have a pan with a good heat retention, cook for 5 minutes and leave to stand for 5 minutes. This is economical for fuel.
If you don't have a pan with a good heat retention cook for longer and double the water amount to ensure that the ingredients are not burned.
When you are busy, prepare up to Step 5 and keep the pan itself in the fridge. Add the water and sake and cook before eating.
Story Behind this Recipe
You might be given salted salmon as a gift in winter. When I get tired of just grilling it and eating rice or pasta with it I sometimes make this dish.I made it a recipe this time. This dish appears very often to use up any leftover vegetables in the fridge.
When you use quite salty salmon, add more vegetables to balance out the saltiness of the entire dish. I used slightly salty salmon this time . The dish itself was quite salty so I had a lot of rice with it. You can use any leftover vegetables but I always like potatoes in this.