When I was younger and learning to cook, my mom often said the menu had to be what was already in the house. She didn’t like grocery shopping very much, plus we had all kinds of home-canned goodies on shelves in the storeroom.
Today was one of those days when I really didn’t want to be going out to the store. I decided I should follow Mom’s advice and use what was here.
I went to the other end of the laundry room where we keep foodstuffs on built in shelves. I found a can of pink salmon with the Use By Date of Nov 2006. Would something in a can go rotten? It was intact, the ends didn’t bulge.
I brought it to the kitchen and opened it. Both the cats were beside my ankles in seconds. Apparently, they thought it smelled just fine.
I set the colander on a bowl and emptied the fish to drain. After it did that for a couple minutes, I forked out a tablespoon into each of two small bowls for the kittys, then put the whole set-up into the fridge to keep the cats away from temptation.
I came over to the computer and went to Chicken of the Sea and found the Recipes page.
Perusing the layout, I found one for Asian-Alaska Noodle Soup with a list of ingredients already in the house. Except for the sesame oil, where I used sunflower oil.
Asian-Alaska Salmon Noodle Soup
Preparation Time: 10 minutes after water boils
12 oz. Chicken of the SeaÂ® Skinless & Boneless Pink Salmon
16 oz. frozen stir-fry vegetable mix
3 oz. package oriental or chicken flavor ramen-style soup
4 green onions, sliced
1 Tablespoon fresh grated ginger or 1 teaspoon rice wine vinegar
1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
Bring 5 cups water to boil in large saucepan.
Add stir-fry mix, cook 3 minutes.
Break ramen noodles into 4 pieces, stir into water.
Add onions, ginger, garlic soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, sesame oil and ramen seasoning packet; simmer 3 minutes.
Stir salmon into soup; heat through.
It doesn’t give the number of servings, but there’s plenty.
I would estimate maybe 6 bowls.
I can say it was tasty and definitely nourishing.
I won’t make it real often, unless the guys rave over it.
On the other hand, it makes fine blog filler.
~~love and Huggs, Diane