Salmon, Ricotta and Gnocchi Bake / Složenac od lososa, ricotte i njoka

I admit, this meal does take a bit of time and maybe doesn’t quite fit the quick label, which is more or less a standard on this blog. However, it is still dang easy and super delicious. It also appears a bit fancy, so you can easily plant it to people at a dinner party and they’ll probably be super impressed with your cooking skills and will praise you for slaving away for hours just to feed them. Of course, no one is going to slave away for hours, don’t be absurd.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 4 generous servings / 2.14 EUR per serving / 8.54 EUR for all)

For the salmon:

400 grams of salmon fillet (5.33 EUR)

Good pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

Good pinch of freshly ground black pepper (0.02 EUR)

1 tbsp sunflower seed oil (0.01 EUR)

For the ricotta sauce:

2 tbsp sunflower seed oil (0.03 EUR)

1 onion (0.10 EUR)

3 garlic cloves (0.10 EUR)

1 carrot (0.10 EUR)

1 cup frozen peas (0.20 EUR)

1 cup ricotta (0.80 EUR)

Good pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

Good pinch of freshly ground black pepper (0.02 EUR)

1 tbsp tomato paste (0.13 EUR)

For gnocchi:

400 grams of frozen gnocchi (0.80 EUR)

1 tsp salt (0.01 EUR)

For topping:

½ cup of finely shredded hard cheese (0.80 EUR)

2 tbsp breadcrumbs (0.07 EUR)

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METHOD:

Pat dry the salmon and season it with salt and pepper. Add the salmon, skin-side down, to a lightly oiled skillet on medium heat. Cook for about five minutes on each side. Remove from the skillet and set aside.

While the salmon is frying wash, peel and chop up all the veggies. Also, bring a large pot of water to a boil, add in salt and the gnocchi. Once the gnocchi float up, they are done, so remove them from water, rinse and set aside. Reserve the gnocchi water for later.

To the same skillet where you cooked the salmon add the oil and chopped onion. Saute for a few minutes until slightly translucent before adding in minced garlic, carrots and peas. Season the veggies with salt and pepper and allow them to cook for a few minutes. Finally, add in tomato paste and ricotta. Stir well and dilute with about a cup of reserved gnocchi water. Allow the ricotta to fully melt down, before stirring in the cooked gnocchi. Tear up the fried salmon and stir it into the sauce as well. It may all seem super runny, but the sauce will thicken a lot as everything bakes. You can totally opt to serve this dish as it is, but in that case add less of gnocchi water to the sauce. Taste and adjust seasoning.

Preheat the oven to 200°C. Transfer the gnocchi and salmon with the sauce to a baking dish. Top with shredded cheese and breadcrumbs, then bake for about 20 minutes until crispy on top. Serve warm.

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Priznajem, ovo jelo zahtijeva malo više vremena i možda baš ne upada u kategoriju ful jednostavnog, koja je manje-više standard na ovom blogu. Međutim, ono i dalje nije teško za pripremiti, a jako je ukusno. Također je i pomalo fensi, pa ga lako možete podmetnuti gostima koji su vam došli na večeru i impresionirati ih svojim kulinarskim umijećem, a oni će vam se još i diviti kako ste satima crnčili u kuhinji. Naravno, nitko neće crnčiti satima, nemojte biti ludi.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 4 izdašne porcije / 15,97 kn po porciji / 63,88 kn za sve)

Za losos:

400 g filea lososa (40,00 kn)

Dobar prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

Dobar prstohvat svježe mljevenog crnog papra (0,15 kn)

1 žlica suncokretovog ulja (0,10 kn)

Za umak od ricotte:

2 žlice suncokretovog ulja (0,20 kn)

1 luk (0,75 kn)

3 češnja češnjaka (0,75 kn)

1 mrkva (0,75 kn)

1 šalica smrznutog graška (1,50 kn)

1 šalica ricotte (6,00 kn)

Dobar prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

Dobar prstohvat svježe mljevenog crnog papra (0,15 kn)

1 žlica koncentrata od rajčice (1,00 kn)

Za njoke:

400 g smrznutih njoka (6,00 kn)

1 žličica soli (0,01 kn)

Za posipanje:

½ šalice ribanog tvrdog sira (6,00 kn)

2 žlice krušnih mrvica (0,50 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Losos posušite kuhinjskim ručnikom i začinite ga solju i paprom. Stavite ga u lagano nauljenu tavu na srednjoj vatri, tako da je kožom okrenut prema dolje. Pecite oko 5 minuta sa svake strane. Maknite losos iz tave i stavite na stranu.

Dok se losos peče, vi operite, ogulite i nasjeckajte svo povrće. Također, stavite veliki lonac vode da zavrije. Posolite vodu i ubacite njoke. Kada njoki isplivaju znači da su gotovi, pa ih ocijedite, isperite i stavite na stranu. Vodu u kojoj su se njoki kuhali sačuvajte za kasnije.

U istu tavu u kojoj ste pekli losos dodajte ulje i sjeckani luk. Dinstajte par minuta da luk postane staklast prije nego dodate sjeckani češnjak, mrkvu i grašak. Povrće začinite solju i paprom i kuhajte ga nekoliko minuta. Dodajte sada i koncentrat rajčice i ricottu. Dobro sve promiješaje, pa umak razrijedite sa oko šalicom vode koju ste sačuvali od njoka. Pustite da se ricotta skroz rastopi prije nego u umak umiješate kuhane njoke. Pečeni losos natrgajte na komadiće, pa i njega dodajte u umak. Umak vam se možda sada čini jako tekuć, ali budite bez brige, sve će se zgusnuti kako se bude peklo. Također, možete svakako jelo poslužiti i već u ovoj fazi bez dodatnog pečenja, samo u tom slučaju dodajte manje vode od njoka. Kušajte i prilagodite začine.

Pećnicu zagrijte na 200°C. Njoke sa umakom i lososom preselite u posudu za pečenje. Poravnajte i posipajte sa ribanim sirom i krušnim mrvicama. Pecite oko 20 minuta, dok se sve ne zahrska. Poslužite toplo.

Salmon, Ricotta and Gnocchi Bake / Složenac od lososa, ricotte i njoka

Grilled Salmon with Broccoli and Pea Quinoa / Losos na žaru sa kvinojom, brokulom i graškom

Since Lent is underway and many of you are incorporating more fish and seafood into your diet, here is a lunch idea for you to try out.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 2 generous servings / 3.14 EUR per serving / 6.27 EUR for all)

For the salmon:

300 grams salmon fillets (4.00 EUR)

1 tbsp olive oil (0.04 EUR)

Good pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

Good pinch of freshly ground black pepper (0.02 EUR)

For quinoa:

1 broccoli flower (0.80 EUR)

1 tbsp olive oil (0.04 EUR)

1 small onion (0.07 EUR)

2 garlic cloves (0.07 EUR)

1 large carrot (0.10 EUR)

½ cup frozen peas (0.10 EUR)

1 tbsp tomato paste (0.13 EUR)

½ tsp salt (0.01 EUR)

½ tsp freshly ground black pepper (0.03 EUR)

½ tsp garlic powder (0.03 EUR)

½ tsp red pepper flakes (0.03 EUR)

½ tsp ground coriander (0.03 EUR)

1 tsp sweet Hungarian paprika (0.03 EUR)

1 tbsp dried parsley (0.07 EUR)

1 bay leaf (0.03 EUR)

½ cup quinoa (0.50 EUR)

1 and ½ cups water (–)

Optional for serving:

½ of a lemon (0.13 EUR)

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METHOD:

Wash and pat dry the salmon. Set aside. Wash, peel and chop up all the veggies, including the broccoli stem. I decided to steam the broccoli florets on top of the quinoa pot for some bright green deliciousness, but feel free to dump those straight into the pot if you’re too lazy for this extra step. Wash quinoa in a colander under the running water.

Add the oil to a pot, then sauté the onion for a few minutes until slightly translucent. Add in garlic, broccoli stem and carrots. Stir and cook those for a few minutes to slightly caramelize before adding in peas, tomato paste, salt, pepper, garlic powder, red pepper flakes, coriander, paprika, parsley, bay leaf, quinoa and water. Bring to a rolling boil, place a steaming rack with broccoli florets on top and cover tightly with a lid. Reduce heat to low and cook undisturbed for 15 minutes.

While the quinoa is cooking, season salmon with olive oil, salt and pepper. Cook on a grilling pan for about 3-4 minutes on each side. Once the quinoa is cooked, plate everything and serve drizzled with lemon juice and some lemon wedges.

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Pošto je vrijeme korizme i mnogi se trude u svoj meni ubaciti više ribe i morskih plodova, evo vam jedna ideja za ručak koju možete isprobati.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 2 izdašne porcije / 23,39 kn po porciji / 46,78 kn za sve)

Za losos:

300 g filea lososa (30,00 kn)

1 žlica maslinovog ulja (0,33 kn)

Dobar prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

Dobar prstohvat svježe mljevenog crnog papra (0,15 kn)

Za kvinoju:

1 glavica brokule (6,00 kn)

1 žlica maslinovog ulja (0,33 kn)

1 mali luk (0,50 kn)

2 češnja češnjaka (0,50 kn)

1 velika mrkva (0,75 kn)

½ šalice smrznutog graška (0,75 kn)

1 žlica koncentrata od rajčice (1,00 kn)

½ žličice soli (0,01 kn)

½ žličice svježe mljevenog crnog papra (0,25 kn)

½ žličice sušenog čilija u pahuljicama (0,25 kn)

½ žličice mljevenog korijandera (0,25 kn)

1 žličica slatke crvene paprike (0,25 kn)

1 žlica sušenog peršina (0,50 kn)

1 lovorov list (0,20 kn)

½ šalice kvinoje (3,75 kn)

1 i ½ šalica vode (–)

Po želji za serviranje:

½ limuna (1,00 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Operite i kuhinjskim ručnikom posušite losos, pa stavite na stranu. Operite, ogulite i nasjeckajte povrće, uključujući i stabljiku brokule. Ja sam cvjetiće brokule skuhala na pari u istom loncu iznad kvinoje, da imamo nešto zeleno i hrskavo, ali vi slobodno sve ubacite zajedno u lonac ako ste lijeni za taj ekstra korak. Kvinoju dobro isperite u cjediljci pod tekućom vodom.

Ulje dodajte u lonac i par minuta dinstajte luk da postane staklast. Ubacite u lonac češnjak, stabljiku brokule i mrkvu. Promiješajte i kuhajte koju minutu da se sve blago karamelizira, pa onda dodajte grašak, koncentrat rajčice, sol, papar, češnjak u prahu, čili, korijander, slatku papriku, peršin, lovor, kvinoju i vodu. Pustite da zavrije, stavite preko toga rešetku za kuhanje na pari sa cvjetićima brokule, te sve skupa čvrsto poklopite. Smanjite vatru na laganu i sve zajedno kuhajte 15 minuta.

Dok se kvinoja kuha, losos začinite maslinovim uljem, solju i paprom. Pržite ga oko 3-4 minute sa svake strane na gril tavi. Kada je kvinoja gotova, sve skupa servirajte pokapano sokom od limuna i sa još kojom kriškom limuna za dekoraciju.

Grilled Salmon with Broccoli and Pea Quinoa / Losos na žaru sa kvinojom, brokulom i graškom

Crispy Salmon Bites / Hrskavi zalogaji sa lososom

Oh god, these are good. I mean, this isn’t even a recipe. I’m basically telling you how to make sandwiches. But they are so good that I’m just gonna go ahead and talk about it.

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INGREDIENTS:

One baguette, cut under angle and lightly toasted (I used pumpkin seed)

Cream cheese spread

Piece of smoked salmon (I used warm smoked from Ikea)

A few radishes, thinly sliced

Greens of one scallion, thinly sliced

Freshly ground black pepper to taste

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METHOD:

Spread cream cheese on toasted and cooled baguette slices. Add radishes, salmon pieces, sprinkle with scallion greens and season with black pepper. Serve immediately. Drizzle of olive oil would also be nice, but alas, we were all out of olive oil at the time.

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Jao, kako je ovo fino! Mislim, ovo čak nije niti recept. U principu vam govorim kako da si napravite sendvič. Ali ovo je toliko fino da vam moram o tome ispričati.

SASTOJCI:

Jedan baget, narezan pod kutem i lagano tostiran (ja sam uzela sa bućinim sjemenkama)

Sirni namaz

Komad dimljenog lososa (ja sam uzela toplo dimljeni iz Ikee)

Par rotkvica, tanko narezanih

Zeleni dio jednog mladog luka, tanko narezan

Svježe mljeveni crni papar po ukusu

PRIPREMA:

Namažite sirni namaz na tostirani i ohlađeni baget. Poslažite gore rotkvice, losos, posipajte zelenje od mladog luka i začinite crnim paprom po ukusu. Poslužite odmah. Par kapi maslinovog ulja bi isto bilo super, ali eto, taman nam ga je doma ponestalo.

Crispy Salmon Bites / Hrskavi zalogaji sa lososom