Weekly recipe attempt: Nigella Feasts

This week's recipe attempt wasn't actually attempted by me.  My friend, Valerie, decided to take on a recipe from last weekend's Nigella Feasts episode.  Her recipe was a more adventurous attempt than my usual attempt (she's a bit more skilled than I am at cooking and I hate to admit it, but I have to give her credit.)  This is also a fish dish, which is nice for everyone who likes fish, unfortunatley, I'm not one of them.  So here is a treat for all of you out there.  The following is Valerie's attempt at a salmon dish from Nigella.  The commentary on the dish is also hers.  Enjoy!

salmonWeekly recipe attempt: Sake Salmon and Rice
Valerie writes:
I am completely new to Nigella Lawson, but I'm already hooked.  On Sunday, she made salmon look so delicious I was ready to try it.  Salmon isn't even a favorite of mine.  Truthfully, I rarely eat fish.  I think her accent and semantics makes her recipes extra inviting.  Due to a power outage,  I was able to invite two coworkers over for lunch.  The main course was Sake Salmon and Rice.  I only changed one thing in the recipe.  I tried, but couldn't find English Mustard and didn't want to use wasabi paste, so I used ordinary spicy brown mustard.  The cardamom gave the rice a nice aromatic flavor.  I think I'll always put cardamom in my rice now.  If you have a rice cooker, this is the simplest recipe ever.  It's great to entertain with because you aren't slaving over a hot stove.  I think the English mustard or wasabi would have really kicked the flavor up a notch, but I was quite satisfied the way I made it.

I give it an 8 on taste and a 9 on the easy factor.  I have a salmon recipe!


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