18/03/2013

Smoked Salmon & Seaweed [Smoke on the Water]

Smoked Salmon & Seaweed
I don't need to tell you about the health benefits of seaweed.

Aside from being probably the richest source of iodine, there's protection against cancer, detoxifying compounds, stress relievers, the list goes on ...

... all really convenient as dried.

We have seaweed soup as a starter a couple of times a week. Simply, seaweed, whatever protein is kicking about, be it some beef, chicken, fish, shellfish, whatever, some chilli, garlic, ginger and onion.

I begin with some shredded garlic, onion, ginger and chilli, add the seaweed, add water and leave it to stew in the heat for a few minutes. Thinly sliced protein is then added and the heat raised to cook it all through.

This is an excellent dish for really hot chillies! I usually go for half a Scotch Bonnet for two bowls; the more daring might try a whole one ... or even a snip of Ghost Chilli?

Tonight, the protein source was smoked salmon.

I've never done this combination before and was pleasantly surprised ...

... the soup went milky. No, smoky, which matched up with the flavour perfectly.

Great combination, and one I will certainly do again.

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