Monday, 23 April 2012

Salmon Recipe from the fish convert (Day 6 of 64)

My lovely friend has sent me the recipe for the lush salmon I had the other night.  I am a firm fish hater with a particular dislike of salmon but I can't over emphasize how delicious this recipe is, so even if you are a fish hater give it a go!!  I also don't like foods that are really spicy or hot (gosh I am soo boring!!!) but this is only just enough to warm your mouth, no unpleasantness at all!!


  • 1 tbsp minced fresh ginger
  • 2 cloves crushed garlic
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp hot chili sauce
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tbsp chopped basil
  • 2 (six-ounce) center-cut salmon fillets
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil


Add all the ingredients, except the salmon and oil, into a small bowl, and mix to combine. Season both sides of the salmon with salt.

Add the vegetable oil to a non-stick skillet, and preheat on medium-high flame. When hot, cook the salmon for about 4 minutes per side. For the last minute of cooking, pour the sauce into the pan. The sauce will thicken, and as it does spoon over the salmon to glaze. Turn off the heat, transfer the salmon to a plate, and drizzle over the thickened sauce. 


Would love to know whether you try it and what you think of it, so please feel free to leave me a message below.

I tried out a few Samba classes on You Tube today - It's really quite difficult but I think I am starting to get the hang of it.  It did occur to me that doing it in trainers wasn't going to help when I am wearing heels at the wedding so today I ditched my pumps for my wedges and went for it.  I am glad I did because I have realised my feet need some serious training to dance in those shoes all night without crying!!!!! It also requires an insane amount of balance to not fall over and break my ankle too!!

Hoping my butt will look like this when I Samba!!!!!!!!  Maybe a little unrealistic!

Great fun though, if you are looking for something a bit different for exercise check out some of the You tube exercise dance classes that can be found by doing a search.   I also tried the Zumba Samba segment which was quite fun along with all the other dance flavours they offer.  Zumba seems very hard when you start but it's one of those ones you have to persevere with and then it all starts to 'click'.

Tomorrow is a busy work day but simply must make some time in the day to keep up the good work.  Although I work throughout the seven days mostly Mondays always seem to be that much busier than other days.  Having been off a couple of days though of course things have built up over the weekend so it will be 'one of those days' tomorrow.  I think I might literally schedule in my exercise, that's what they tell us to do at weight watchers.  Think of it as an appointment like any other. Could be worth a try!

Have a good Monday

Kate x


  1. Am following your blog from time to time as I am now getting caught up in the wedding trip excitement! It was really useful to find out they do exercise classes on You Tube. I love the idea of Samba in heels! I have to shift this baby tummy, I am a year on from DD2 so no excuses. I even dreamt about the size of my arse last night - so your blog was well timed! Now I just need to find time to dance around the living room without two small people in the way! Thanks Kate, your weight loss story is starting to inspire me to do something instead of talking about it! x

  2. It is all rather exciting, I did a four hour walk with the kids today and nearly killed myself!!! I rather underestimated how long it would take to walk from our house into the neighbouring town it seems longer than an hour!! However feeling good tonight! I have to say the biggest problem I have is the kids hanging around my legs as I try to exercise. I have taken to doing it first thing in the morning and using the dreaded television, hot chocolate and toast which seems to give me about 30 to 40 minutes of child occupied time. Either that or I wait till they are both in bed, problem is I am always knackered and it is very hard to motivate yourself in the evening when all you want to do is collapse!! Go for it Tina, if I can bloody do it anyone can believe me !!


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