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jun 16 2009

Back to bloggin, Part III: Salmon with sesame seed crust

Published by under Meg og mitt liv

Salmon with sesame seed crust

Usually when I make fish, I go for a quick and simple thai stew version, but this time I craved something more elaborate. I love fried food (who doesn’t ? ) but I hate the deep frying, I’m even apprehensive towards pan-frying. My imagination has a mind of its own, and whenever I’m around dangerous things I picture myself doing the exact opposite of what is safe. Like when I’m frying food in lots of hot oil, I get these images in my mind where I suddenly pick up the pan with mentioned hot oil, flip it and pour it all over myself. I would never do such a thing, I have some self-restraint afterall, but the pictures in my head are quite disturbing and hard to get rid of, so I tend to avoid situations that cause my imagination to go crazy.  So in order to get that lovely crust that comes from deep frying, I searched the net and came up with the idea of making a crust of sesame seeds. It’s really simple, and was a lot less hassle than I thought, except for the few extra dishes to clean afterwards. Here goes:

Salmon with sesame seed crust


  • Salmon fillets, without bones and skin
  • 1-2 cups of raw sesame seeds
  • 1-2 cups of flour
  • 2-3 eggs, beaten
  • Rapeseed oil
  • salt, pepper

Pat the fish fillets dry. Put the eggs, flour and sesame seeds in three separate dishes. Salt and pepper the fish, then dip it in the flour first, make sure to shake of excess flour. Then dip it in the beaten eggs, let drip off a bit, then put the fillets in the dish with sesame seeds, make sure to  cover the fish completely with the seeds. Fry in 1-2 tablespoons of oil at medium low heat for 3-4 minutes on each side, until the sesame seeds start to brown and the fish is cooked to your liking. I like mine almost raw in the middle rather than dry.

For a starchy side dish I cooked 3 small sweet potatoes and 5-6 of tiny fresh almond potatoes with 3-4 cloves of garlic in well salted water until everything was soft. I then mashed up the vegetables with one  fresh clove of garlic, a tablespoon of fresh, grated ginger and a few heaped tablespoons of butter, plus salt and pepper.

To healthy up dinner even further I chopped and sauteed  some vegetables I had in the fridge; red onions, thinly sliced carrots, and a red pepper/capsicum, salted and peppered it, and added a tiny splash of sweet chili sauce to bring out that extra sweetness of the veggies and to complement the sweet potatoes.

I really loved the sesame seed crust on the salmon, and the side courses were wonderful –  this is not the last time I make this! I think it might even be good for entertaining, just look how beautiful it is!

Salmon with sesame seed crust

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jun 16 2009

Back to blogging…Part II

Published by under Fredrik&Gunnar

..So we decided to get new rats.  Two boys of about 4 months of age that we bought cheaply of a guy that didn’t have enough time to take care of them. They will never completely replace Sam, but having rats in the house again helps. Even though they all have their distinct and unique personalities, they have some of that common rattiness, that is so charming and adorable. I still miss Sam every day, but little Gunnar and Fredrik help to cheer me up.

Fredrik & Gunnar

Fredrik, the husky, on the left, Gunnar, the black berkshire, on the right. In the beginning they were quite timid of humans and they hated being picked up. Now they’ve become very trusting little guys, they hardly tense a muscle when I pick them up and they seem genuinely interested in hanging out with me and Tore. They even give little rattiekisses! I almost cried the first time little Gunnar started licking my chin, it reminded me so much of Sam. This pictures says a lot about rats: I’ve placed a three cardboard boxes on top of the cage for the rats to play in. Of course the thin, oblong one became a favourite (it used to contain a whisky bottle) – which they sometimes fight over, other times they both cram themselves in there, until the box is bulging on each side.

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jun 16 2009

Back to blogging, with some sad news..Part I

Published by under Sam,Ukategorisert

Sam is dead. He died very suddenly on Saturday  two weeks ago. I didn’t notice anything different with him when I kissed his little head goodbye before I went to Uni in the morning, but around 2 p.m Tore called me and said something was wrong with our dear little guy..He was shaking and twitching with violent cramps all over his body, having trouble breathing. Although Tore rushed him to the Veterinary College, T didn’t get there on time; Sam died on the busride there. It was so shocking and terribly painful to loose our little darling, I couldn’t talk about Sam without tearing up for at least a week after we lost him. Everything in the apartment reminds me of him;  without that 400 grams rat the apartment felt incredibly empty. No excited rat jumping around on my lap, trying to steal whatever I was eating, no soft whiskerkisses, no soft belly to rub, no furry head to land kisses on..Sam wasn’t an easy pet; because he was a single rat he demanded a lot of attention and company from us (which is why we would take him with us as often as possible), he had his grumpy moods were the smallest touch from us would make him squeal, but I think all of his special needs and quirky personality are part of the reasons why T and I got so attached to him…

My rats

RIP Sam :(

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