Sunday, November 9, 2008

In which I butcher Comrade PhysioProf’s recipe

As lazy as I am with food on weekdays (1), I try to make an effort to cook decently on weekends because I enjoy it. So when my mom bought some salmon yesterday, I decided that it would make yummy food, I must cook it, and I’m tired of my usual soy + lime + red pepper preparation. I also remembered Comrade PhysioProf’s really awesome sounding fish course from his and Dr. Isis’s Recipe War.

However, being that I’m not particularly fond of following exact recipes (2) and I’m using a different fish, I decided that I could just fuck around with the recipe a bit.


3 250 - 300g salmon fillet (3)
3 Tbsp. rice vinegar
2 Tbsp. grated ginger
3 tsp. sesame oil
½ cup white miso
¼ cup mirin
1 tsp. orange zest
2 tbsp. orange juice

100g dry soba noodles
2 Tbsp. rice vinegar
2 Tbsp. soy sauce
6 Tbsp. mirin

Combine all the ingredients listed under Salmon in a bowl or other vessel to get the following:

Marinate, in the fridge, for at least 30 minutes. I’m sure Comrade PhysioProf would suggest drinking, but it’s 2 in the afternoon and I already killed my weekly allowance of heptaocytes yesterday (4). Instead, I was treated to half an hour of a Russian Cash Cab (5).

When half an hour of torture is through, take your salmon fillets and spread them out on a foil covered baking sheet (6).

Broil it at 450 ⁰F for 10 minutes on the middle rack and then for 5 minutes, or until slightly charred, on the top rack. You’ll get the following:

For the noodles, just follow Comrade PhysioProf’s recipe. Soba and somen cook the same way, but soba is yummier.

Enjoy! And don’t forget to go thank Comrade PhysioProf for a simple recipe that still works after fucking with some of the ingredients.


(1)I’ve lived close to a week on instant ramen, even when I wasn’t broke
(2)Exceptions are made for baking, as I’ve seen recipes get fucked by stupid alterations.
(3)Skin on would be awesome, but not necessary
(4)I might write more on this later, but it a bit embarrassing and involves me being a total geek
(5)This is not a pleasant experience. In fact, there are very few things on Russian TV stations that is pleasant.
(6)Seriously, use the foil, it makes cleaning up a million times easier.


Comrade PhysioProf said...

So!?!?!? Was it good!?!?!?

lost marbles said...

It was pretty fucking terrific, and the rest of my family agrees with my assesment.

Comrade Physioprof said...