For me, comfort food isn’t necessarily a food that you grew up with. It’s a meal that scratches all the right parts of your senses and triggers the right parts of your brain, that is simple and easy to make.
What it needs is mouthfeel, good taste, and for me, the right amounts of protein, simple carbohydrates, and fat. Not to mention an aroma that makes you hungry.
So, I made myself some comfort food for breakfast today (most people would call that meal lunch) that was just excellent. Lime baked salmon with buttered jasmine rice.
My parents bought me the salmon while they were in town. I Couldn’t afford it otherwise.
Lime Baked Salmon with Buttered Jasmine Rice
Baking dish or hotel pan
Pot with lid
1 side of salmon, approximately 1 inch (2.5 cm) thick at widest part. Make sure it fits in your pan.
(do not use expensive salmon for this, it is a waste of money)
Sea salt or Kosher salt. (I prefer Sea salt for this)
Enough limes to cover, sliced 1/8 in (0.3 cm) thick ( I used five)
Juice of half a lime
Cooking oil of your choice, preferably canola or light olive oil. (extra virgin is a waste of money, and will break down causing bitterness, butter and margarine can burn)
2 cups dry jasmine rice
3 cups water
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
grease the pan with oil
salt the flat side of fish and place that side down in pan
Salt the curved side,
Place lime slices on top of fish to cover
Heat the oven to 300°F (150°C) and boil the water with the butter in it
Place fish in oven, uncovered and cook for 30 min.
add rice to water, stir bring back to boil, cover and cut off the burner
Rice will be ready when fish comes out of the oven
fish should flake easily, cooked most of the way through.
remove lime slices cut and serve hot with the rice.
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