Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Salmon in Olive Oil, Spanish Style

Inspired by a friend who was a recipient of one of my favorites, she asked me a few weeks ago if I wanted to try cooking salmon the way I cooked my bangus. She had a point. Salmon was in abundance when she suggested it to me.

Out of curiosity, I escaped from hubby and went to buy salmon one night. He gets suspicious everytime I become uneasy. Luckily, the fish was gutted and dressed so all I needed to do was slice the fish and cook it. It wasn't bad considering that it was my first time to try it. I also had the chance to can my second try and gave away some jars to my friends. This reminds me of the "Mackerel" in cans we used to have when I was young.

Ingredients:

5 lbs of sliced salmon (steak)
10 pcs of bay leaves
10 pcs of hot chilies
1 medium carrot, sliced
1 tsp of peppercorns
1/4 cup of sweet pickles
1 1/2 tbsp of sea salt (adjust to taste)

Arrange sliced salmon in a pressure cooker. Add the rest of the ingredients. Add olive oil half an inch of the way up the pile. Cover the pressure cooker and bring oil to boil. Bring heat to medium once pressure cooker starts indicating that it has reached the pressure where it creates that funny sound(a little comedy here) . Cook for about an hour.

To process: Arrange cooked fish including oil and other ingredients in jars and put in large deep pot. Add water three quarters of the way up the jars. Cover and bring water to boil. Simmer for at least 20 minutes. Let cool. Tighten lids and store in cool place.

5 comments:

Kai said...

Hi Ting, I had sardines Spanish style for breakfast this morning, my favorite! I didn't know it's easy to make, thanks for this post. I won't be using salmon, though, since it's way too expensive here. If I use gg, would it need the full 1 hour in the pressure cooker? Bangus also?

ting-aling said...

Kai, I think no matter what kind of fish you are going to use, one hour is always the minimum to make the fishbones "porous". Bangus, yes. This works well with bangus and mackerel.

Thess said...

This looks reaaaaally good, Ting! I'll keep your recipe at hand, baka masubukan, tnx for sharing =)

ting-aling said...

You know what to do Ms. Thess.

grace said...

hmmm... looking good... masubukan nga, kaya lang wla pa kong stock na fish.. gus2 ko ng gumawa, can't wait.. thanks for sharing.