Japanese Inspired Salmon Trout

I am a massive fan of raw fish, but hesitant of preparing it with fish when I do not purchase it from a fishmonger.
Last week I, for the first time, bought 2 fillets of salmon trout from my local supermarket, as I got to know and trust the Greek Fishmonger that works behind the fish counter.

This is a very simple way of preparing it and, like all my other recipes, very easy to prepare and Delicious.

My friend was coming over for dinner and with a glass of wine each, were very Happy with our starter...

You will need:

1 fillet of salmon trout per person {the taller the better, you can also use fresh tuna fish}

3 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon finely chopped spring onions
1 fresh lime {juice- if you want you can also add the zest}
1 tablespoon toasted sesame seed oil
Chilli oil to taste {optional}

Make the dip first and leave it to marinate until the fish is ready to serve.
Mix all the ingredients and adjust the measurements to suit your taste.

Remove the skin from the trout and discard it.
Heat an heavy griddle or a non stick pan until almost smoking and place the fish on it. Cook without moving it around until you see it has been cooked for 0.5cm and then repeat the procedure on the other side. Remove and let it cool for a couple of minutes or if you have asbestos hands, like I do, you can slice it in 1 cm pieces and serve with the dip and a glass of wine, sake or any beverage of your taste.

Please note that for the trout you do not need to use oil as it will release quite a bit of its oils the minute it hits the pan, if the pan is hot enough. Please don't be afraid to try this, it is fool proof.
if you are using tuna fish, massage a teaspoon of oil on the actual tuna steak and then lower it to the pan and proceed the same way as if cooking the trout.

Have fun, experiment with any tall, fresh fish and enjoy!!!!


Clouds in Israel

Just a little break from London to see my cousin and her little girl in Raanana, about 1 hour from Tel Aviv, Israel.
Lovely and peaceful or as she says: Pastoral Times...
I was lucky to be invited to spend Rosh Hashanah {Jewish New Year} over there and even more to share the evening meal with a Moroccan Jewish family.
Needless to say I was in hog heaven...
Tula, my hostess, was lovely, her food was impeccable and everyone was so generous, I was touched...
Here are some of the delightful food and sights.
Here, I posted them randomly...
I hope you enjoy looking at them...

Fig Lover 

 Challah... Round at this time of the year to represent closure...

A Jewish Moment ♥ Challah, Cibale, Houmous, Gefilte Fish 

Spices at the Via Dolorosa


Street Food ♥ My Fave, Always 

The bread looked lovely, but his energy prevented me from buying anything from him...

This guy is the King of Falafel to me. 
A Delight to watch and to Eat 

Coffee, anyone?

I cannot describe the Delight of eating this Falafel cake, stuffed with fried onions...

Falafel cake : Fluffy, light, tasty, more.ish, delicious 

Time for Pitta...

Baklavas with Pistachio 

Laffa...My taste buds were shouting for more 

the most Generous, Talented and Welcoming Hostess 

Gefilte Fish, my Grandmother used to keep carps in the sink 
and you could not have a fresher fish, this was just as good 

Moroccan Fish Balls...Oh God, so Good...

Pomegranate Seeds, a sign of abundance 
in almost all Western Religious Fests...

The BEST Couscous I have ever tasted.
Made with semolina, not from a box...the Real thing 

Stuffed Chicken Breast...Yummy... 
But my ♥ was committed to the serving spoon 

Chicken cooked with Olives

Baklava...Walnuts and Honey Heaven 

Tula's gifted me with one of her Fatima's Hands...
She makes the most beautiful ones. 
She is truly an artist...