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Menu Plan for Winter I: Week 8, Day 1

Red-Cooked Salmon with Peanut Sauce
Fried Rice with Broccoli

Cooking time:  30 minutes for menu          Cooking schedule: see below for instructions

       An easy, Chinese dinner to start the week-end.

Red-Cooked Salmon with Peanut Sauce

Total time: 25 minutes
     'Red-cooked' refers to a Chinese technique of poaching or braising in soy-sauce based liquid. Salmon is not a typical fish in Chinese cuisine but it worked very well.

Red-Cooked Salmon with Peanut Sauce Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Fried Rice with Broccoli

Total time: 30 minutes 
   Traditional Fried Rice is made with cold, leftover white sticky rice.  This is a variation using fresh Basmati and Broccoli.  The scrambled egg stays with the tradition.

Fried Rice with Broccoli Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Cooking Schedule: 30 minutes
Assemble all food, utensils and serving dishes
Utensils: measuring cups, spoons, knives,
medium skillet, large skillet with lid, small saucepan
with lid, 2 small bowls, whisk, fork

Cook Basmati
Trim, cut broccoli
Mince ginger
Put ginger, soy sauce, vinegar, water in skillet
Add salmon, cover, bring to simmer, cook
Put broccoli in skillet, add water, cook
Trim, slice green onions

Remove broccoli
Make peanut sauce
Turn salmon
Uncover rice, fluff, allow to cool slightly
Beat egg
Heat oils in skillet, add egg, scramble
Remove egg, add remaining oils
Add broccoli, onion, stir-fry
Add rice, soy sauce, sherry to skillet, stir-fry
Remove salmon, plate, spoon sauce over
Add egg to rice, stir well
Serve, enjoy