Monday, June 15, 2009

$3 Dinner - Salmon Wrap with Asparagus and Mushroom

Health experts recommend 2 servings of salmon per week. As raw salmon is way too expensive, we use canned salmon instead. The usual salmon dish I make is 'Salmon Wrap (or Salmon SSAM in Korean)'.

We had this salmon wrap with mushroon salad and lightly sauteed asparagus for dinner tonight. The beauty of this meal is that there isn't much stove usage going on.

Ingredients & Directions (for 2 servings)

Let the rice cook while you prepare other dishes.

*Salmon Wrap
1 Canned Salmon
Lettuce, washed and drained
Korean red pepper paste (season it with sugar, sesame oil, little bit of vinegar)

*Mushroom Salad
Mushroom, washed, drained, and sliced (I use pre-sliced baby portabella mushroom from Trader Joe's) --> season it with salt, pepper, sesame oil

*Sauteed Asparagus
Peel off outer hard skin of asparagus
Chop asparagus in lengths of your preference
Sautee asparagus in a lightly oiled pan with some salt

How to eat
Place a lettuce on the palm of your hand
Put a little bit of everything on the lettuce (i.e. rice, salmon, mushroom, asparagus, red pepper paste)
Wrap the stack of food with the lettuce leaf
Squeeze the wrap into your moth - the smaller the wrap is, the easier it will go into your mouth!
Bon App├ętit!