Ukha-inspired fish and vegetable soup

In the film I Am Love, a young man's comfort food is his mother's fish soup. The mother, a Russian who married an Italian and who thereafter "taught myself to be Italian" cooks the soup whenever her son is home and he relays a hankering for it.The son befriends a chef … [Read more...]


Salmon and vegetables pot pie

I love pot pies. I love the surprise hidden underneath the golden crust, I love the steam that hits your face as you break through the crust, I love the contrast between the flaky crust and the creamy filling. In fact, I love savory pies more than sweet pies. And it doesn't … [Read more...]


Salmon-topped pasta with white sauce

Alex had been asking for baked salmon with buttered vegetables but we only had a 300-gram or so of salmon fillet and it wouldn't have been enough to feel all four of us for lunch. So, I deviated from the baked salmon with buttered vegetables by serving the salmon on a bed … [Read more...]


Broiled cheese-topped salmon with pomodoro sauce

Speedy isn't a huge fan of salmon. In our family, it's Alex and I who adore salmon, cooked or uncooked. Since Speedy was out for the day, I made a special lunch for one. Think parmigiana but without the frying part. And salmon fillet in lieu of meat. Instead of serving the … [Read more...]


Whole wheat bagels with cream cheese and smoked salmon

My introduction to bagels was not a good one. Nineteen years ago, I was pregnant with Sam and bagels were just starting to make an appearance in the Philippines. One weekday, feeling stifled in the office, I walked to nearby Greenbelt for air. There was a bagel stand, I … [Read more...]


Smoked salmon and cream cheese terrine

For yesterday's potluck party, Laura, my ex-future sister-in-law (go figure) brought a lovely smoked salmon and cream cheese terrine topped with caviar. I understand that it was inspired by an appetizer served at Bizu Patisserie. We attacked it with gusto and it was so … [Read more...]

Salmon, mushrooms and potatoes in garlic lemon sauce

Salmon, mushrooms and potatoes in garlic lemon sauce

Fast and easy lunch. Boil two diced potatoes. Blanch a hundred and twenty grams of cubed salmon and about eight fresh mushrooms. Toss in garlic lemon sauce. No-fuss delicious lunch for one. Serve with bread or rice, or just by itself.What cut of salmon? Fillet works … [Read more...]


Salmon and tuna sashimi

Go to a Japanese restaurant, order sashimi and the price always seems disproportionate to the amount of raw seafood that you get. Why is sashimi so expensive? To start with, good quality seafood is expensive. Restaurants also put a premium on the skills of the chefs who … [Read more...]