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Friday, October 31, 2014

Seared Salmon with Sauteed Butterhead and Mushroom

I blamed MAK CHU for everything that had been happening to me these past few days! She is the one who dragged me into this, till I became addicted! Oh no no no... not that bad kind of addict. This is the good kind of addict! Hahaha... But to be addicted to this good kind of addict is quite hazardous.

I am addicted to LAURA VITALE's website!

What made me fall for her website?
1. I like to watch how she prepares her dishes. It looks so simple yet can make you drool!
2. She cares less of how perfect her end product looks like, but they do look good!
3. I like her bubbly character.
4. I like her kitchen and all her kitchen stuffs.
5. And finally, I like looking at her. To my eyes, she looks like Sandra Bullock and I like Sandra! Hahahaha...

And these past few days, I had been skipping my lunch. I know it is bad but I got carried away watching her videos and how she enjoyed her end product. Funny thing is, that makes me full! Hahahaha....

One of her recipes that I watched yesterday was Seared Salmon with sauteed spinach and mushroom. I was so eager to try out the recipe. With my neighbour Kak Ana, we headed for Giant Supermarket to get the stuffs needed. Unfortunately I can't find any baby spinach and cremini mushrooms. So I had to settle for fresh shitake mushrooms and butterhead salad instead of spinach. Yeah I know, butterhead is salad that should be eaten raw but hey, what choice do I have. That's all I can think about that time! Hahaha... Anyway, our dinner was good. Yummilicious and filling. Above all, it is easy to prepare and doesn't take long. Thank you Laura for this lovely recipe! Will surely try your other recipes too. Had quite a list in mind! *wink*

Posted by MamaFaMi
Source : Laura Vitale 

Serves 4

Ingredients :

4 (4oz each) Fillets of Fresh Salmon
10 oz of Cremini fresh Shitake mushrooms sliced
1 Tomato, chopped
6 oz of Fresh Baby Spinach Butterhead salad, washed and dried
3 cloves of garlic, minced
1 Tbsp of Balsamic Vinegar a squeeze of lemon juice
2 tablespoons of Olive Oil plus 1 tablespoon
Salt and Pepper, to taste

Method :

1. Add the oil and garlic in a large skillet with high sides and preheat it over medium heat, once the garlic is nice and sizzling, add the mushrooms and season with salt and pepper. Cook the mushrooms for 4 to 5 minutes or until they have cooked down, add the tomato and season a bit more with salt and allow it to cook for a couple minutes.

2. Turn the heat up to medium high and add the spinach and place a lid on the skillet and let it cook for a minute or two or until the spinach has wilted. Remove the lid and season with a bit more salt if you feel it needs it, add the balsamic vinegar and just mix everything together so it’s all mixed with the vinegar. Remove the veggies to a plate and cover it to keep warm, set aside.

3. In the same skillet, add another 1 Tbsp of oil and allow it to get nice and hot on medium high, season your salmon with salt and pepper on both sides and place them skin side down in the hot skillet. Cook for about 3 to 4 minutes on each side if your salmon is about 1 inch thick.

4. Set it on your cooked veggies and top with a little fresh parsley.

I've served this with some mashed potato.

For the recipe, please click HERE
And this is Mr Hubby's share...

Have a nice day!


  1. erm sedapnya...saya pun penggemar salmon.

  2. Hello Mama! Addicted ya? I used to watch Laura Vitale too and that's where I learnt how to bake :) Yes, I love her bubbly personality and she is a very pretty girl (kita ni pompuan tapi suka gak tengok pompuan lain hee..hee...). And I also love how she eats her cakes/food at the end and makes it look even more delicious. This salmon dish is very good lah, I consider it diet food but without the mashed potatoes (which I like the most!).

    1. Oh kiranya Laura ni your inspiration juga lah ye. Ha ah, I suka tengok muka dia. So sweet. Dan dia pun 'tak kisah' attitude tu yang lagi best. Dia main hentam je, tapi end result, punyalah cantik punyalah yummy! I buat mashed potatos tu, just in case salmon tak cukup, but I was wrong. Nak tak nak, i makanlah sikit sikit sikit... sampai habis! Tak baik membazir!

  3. Look delish mf. Yours pun apa kurangnya - u cook/bake very well & u take good photos. Maybe u kena buat vid kot and show us how you eat the end product..baru sama ngan LV ;P

    1. Ish mama ni not a good cook and not a good baker. Just bake for fun. Kadang kadang jadi, kadang kadang kantoi. Hari tu ada juga cakap kat my daughter, mama nak buat YouTube la. KONONNYA lah. Tapi nak kena tunggu anak free... KONONNYA lah! Hahahaha.. Tak apa, berangan tu tak salah. Mana tahu satu hari nanti jadi kan... :D

  4. wah mama sedap lah salmon tu, kaya dgn macam2 kan, cuma kita ja tak cukup kaya nak makan salmon selalu heheee sekali sekala is ok maaa kan

  5. Assalam mama,
    Percaya tak kita tak pernah makan salmon!
    Hubby & anak bujang slung suka makan especially sushi..
    Kita tak reti masak sebenarnya..ikan ni..heheh...nampak sedap pulak ikan ni masak gini..

  6. Wow mama.....will try this recipe....

  7. owh sedap ea mama klu msk mcmne..zila x pernh beli..kkdg tringin tp x tau nk msk apa.

  8. I found laura bila searched for eclairs....yummyyyy,then subscribed her youtube channel.
    Kalau sis wat youtube,makteh akan subscribe...wajib
    Makteh x suka salmon, x pandai kampong mana reti mkn salmon nih....
    Makteh suka manjula jgak..


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