Thursday 18 July 2013

summer evenings and oriental spiced salmon.

Some evenings we leave what we're doing and sneak out for a walk. We go to the next village, scrump the sour green wild plums that A calls Gojeh that hang over the school wall, and listen to the bell ringers practice in the old church.

The plums are much too sour for me, but he likes to munch on them with lots of sea salt. makes my teeth cringe at the thought of all that sour and salty...

Back home for supper, I make risotto with freshly podded peas, or chicken with lots of fresh herbs and garlic; or baste salmon with this tasty Oriental dressing 


  • One clove of garlic
  • One tsp of grated root ginger
  • Two tbs of of soy or Tamari sauce
  • Three tbs of runny honey
  1.  Mix all the ingredients together and coat the salmon in an oven proof dish. Reserving a little for serving. If you have time leave the dish in the fridge for the flavours to soak into the meat or fish. 
  2. Bake in a moderate oven for about fifteen to twenty minutes depending on the size of the salmon portion. Baste the fish spooning some of the sauce from the dish half way through.
  3. Make sure that it's cooked properly but not over cooked as it will dry out.
This is lovely served with noodles and steamed baby asparagus.

Do you ever sneak out for a spot of wild foraging?



  1. aren't we just so lucky?... your photo's and your harvest look so similar to my own yesterday... a gorgeous recipe for salmon with adds the perfect blend of spice for this heat... delicious!

  2. Haven't been sneaking or foraging for ages. And those fields of yellow are a sight for sore eyes on a country walk.

  3. Love peas in any form! Actually I'll confess most vegetables in any form. I like salty but not sour so I agree with you there :)

  4. love your foraging and beautiful meals, everything looks so fresh and delicious. does picking lemons and avocados off neighboring nearby trees count? only those hanging over fences of course!