Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Inspired by Curtis Stone

Kiss the Cook? Oooohhh....YES!!!! (pix from Uncle Google)
We were helping Mama reorganise her library when we came across a magazine with Curtis Stone on the cover (anyone unfamiliar with that name purrrlease stop reading and do something else... go...shoo!). Anyway, there are so many wonderful recipes in the publication. Mostly courtesy of my darling Curtis, of course. It's very rare to find someone that cute to be talented in the kitchen too. And of course, we had to try out his recipes. See if our talents combined can match His Dishiness.

We tried Curtis'  Mango Glazed Salmon

Ingredients (to serve 8):
3/4 cup white wine vinegar (we used balsamic vinegar)
1 tbsp pure honey
1 tbsp ginger, finely chopped (we grated it instead)
1 mango, peeled, pitted and cut into large chunks
1 tbsp lime juice
1 tsp soy sauce
1 1/2 tsp coriander, chopped finely
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
8 x 170g salmon fillets, skin removed

1. To make glaze: place vinegar and honey in a medium saucepan, over a medium heat. Cook until honey has dissolved and liquid has thickened slightly, about 2 mins.
2. Add ginger and mango. Bring to low simmer and continue cooking another 5-7 mins, or until softened.
3. Remove from heat and transfer contents of saucepan to a blender. Process until a smooth puree forms. Set aside to cool. Once cooled, season with lime juice and soy sauce, and fold in coriander.
4. Preheat grill to high and line a medium baking tray with foil.
5. In a large saute pan, heat olive oil over high heat.
6. Season salmon with salt and pepper. Place in pan, flesh side down, and cook until golden brown, about 15secs. Flip over to sear other side for another 10secs.
7. Immediately transfer salmon, flesh side up, to baking tray lined with foil, and coat with mango glaze.
8. Place tray in oven under grill and cook approximately 5 mins, or until salmon is just done and glaze starts to brown. Transfer salmon to a plate and let rest 2 mins.
9. To serve, transfer fish to platter and serve with sides.

Our version....we used cutlets instead of fillets.
Burp...(excuse me!) It was delicious! yummmmyyyy.....Curtis would be so proud of me.
Angelina's note: I looooove Salmon and I looooove mangoes and I adore Curtis. What a combination, eh? Mama, may I have another piece? Curtis, would you feed me, purrrlease...? While I sit on your lap? *winks* Eat your heart out, Aunty Caren. Curtis is mine..... purrr.....meow!


Madam Tai Tai Again said...

Hi Angelina, Curtis Stone is another chef that I quite like too. The recipe looks yummy. Love the sweetness from the mango and the tartness from the lime juice combo. I trust you when you said that it was delicious. Makes me hungry for my dinner now. leceh lah nak masak dia - nak blend lah, nak saute lah, nak grill lah. not rajin like your Mama lah.

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Aunty Gina,
Trust me! It's so easy. And the taste was worth the trouble. My Mama said next time kalau ada makan-makan with friends at home, she's going to cook one whole fish. Woohoo! I like! purrrr....meow!

Mr Puddy said...

woow ! big fish...Yummy ! Yummy !

Pat said...

I've never tried any of Curtis Stone's recipes - maybe because I've seldom paid much attention: he's toooo distracting!

His Dishiness! Hahahaah! I like :)

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Mr Puddy,
Come share my fish! purrrr....meow!

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Aunty Pat,
Oooh....I get full just by looking at him. Wow! Isn't that a good way to lose weight? Don't eat, just look at Curtis. But he is dishy, isn't he? purrrr.....meow!

i amsterdam said...

Quit your day dreaming Angelina!!! Why don't you sit on Ilham's lap instead... you will have better luck !!

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Ilham can take a number. He's still young, maybe in 20 years' time? Curtis is for the present. purrrr.....meow!

Pi Bani said...

Errr... you used fork and spoon to eat???

Cheqna said...

since I've heard of him and watched his programmes, I read this post..haha

ish ish..why didn't u invite me..i love salmon..mmm


~CovertOperations78~ said...

Curtis Stone is all very nice and cute but I find his meals a bit too .... how shall I say it? Simple? Plain? As with other cooks like Jamie Oliver, their recipes are to "kelentong orang puteh". It would never satisfy an Asian palatte.

Sir Pök Déng said...

I can has fish? Meow?

Cat and DOG Chat With Caren said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh Myyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy Coooooooddd!!! Why didn't you tell me he was being featured on your blog today???

The hell with the recipe.........just give me the NOTHING....BUT.......his APRON


mokja said...

Dell : My mum cant cook that smart.What she gives us are ikan goreng pagi petang.Bosanlah.

Lee said...

Hi Cat, Curtis WHO?
Never heard of that bloke, mate.
Tell me Madona I sure know. Or JLo. Ha ha.
But that ikan looks good...
But I bet your Mom anytime can sapu him masuk back pocket, ha ha.
G'day, mate.

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Aunty Pi,
And who says cats can't use fork and spoon? We're a cultured lot, you know.... purrr....meow!

Cat and DOG Chat With Caren said...

@Covert Operations...his food might be too "plain" for an Asian Pallet (sp?) but the rest of him would satisfy my dirty old American woman pallet just fine! hehehe!

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Mama only cooked two cutlets. So, just enough for her and me. time, OK? purrr....meow!

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Well, that's the main reason we like Curtis. His simple and plain food. Well, besides the fact that he's Australia's best looking export (OK....besides Nicole, Naomi, Russell, Heath etc). The complicated dishes we attempt once in a blue moon, or when we entertain. We can't all eat asam pedas or rendang everyday....purrr....meow!

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Sir Pok Deng,
Hey! Welcome to my crazy world. more fish. It's all gone. Into me. purrr...meow!

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Aunty Caren,
Shhhh....calm down! We don't need to alert you, we know you'll find your way here. You want the chef? Err....take a number. I'm very possessive. purrr....meow!

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Purrrlease tell Mamason, sesekali ubahlah selera. purrr....meow!

Cat and DOG Chat With Caren said...

@Cat-In-Sydney....yeah, yeah....whatever! I know, you have squatter's rights since you are both Aussies!!! :(

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Uncle Lee,
I'd be worried if you go for blokes who can cook, like this Curtis. He's a true blue Aussie like me. In USA, he's in this program called Take Home Chef where he'll pick a family at the supermarket, follow them home and cook for them. I'd like to be picked by him, very much. purrr.....meow!

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Whoa! Aunty Caren! Curtis might read this! har har har *evil laughs*

meowwmania said...


mesti sedap sgt tuh huhu..

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Aunty Meoww,
Lapar pun ye... purrr....meow!

Cat and DOG Chat With Caren said...

oh goody!!!!!!!!!!!! I can only pray that he does!!!!

Did you know that he is on a show here in the U.S. on Sunday nights? It is a new show....just love him!

Al-Manar said...

Sorry to say my interest in cooking goes as far as how to boil eggs. That is bad enough.

TK said...

That good looking chef..I sure watch him at Astro AFC selalu but so far I have never tried his recipe. Tengok dia je..dahlah handsome pandai masak..
Amboi..kucing kalau dah dapat ikan...careful nanti tercekik tulang!

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Aunty Caren,
Interestingly, none of the Aussie channels show any of his shows! Except for guest appearances in Masterchef Australia, that is. But he's the face for Coles, a supermarket chain, so we get to see him often. Imagine, waiting for an adv just so we get to see him? People in Malaysia are luckier. At least he's on cable TV. purrr....meow!

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Dear Pakcik,
At least you can boil eggs. har har har *evil laughs*

Cat-from-Sydney said...

TK Sensei,
What would you do if he's cooking in your kitchen? Mau terpotong jari masa motong2 sayur ke, bawang ke.... purrr....meow!

Cat and DOG Chat With Caren said...

I can't believe it! you poor thing!!

the new show is on Sunday nights here at 8pm. I think it is called "The Next Great Restaurant" or something like that. I saw it for the first time last week and I loved it!

Curtis is one of the judges for the people vying to have their own restaurant. (the people competing aren't necessarily chefs, they just have an idea for a restaurant and have others execute it)

I will think of you every Sunday when I watch him :)

=^..^= said...

*tummy growls* Grrrr-eeeyyeeekkk-cccckkk-rrrr!!!

~Slash & Bronzy

Sandy said...

Ooh that looks so yummyyyy !!! I haven't had my breakfast and super hungry now.. can't wait for lunch time +_+ I'd like to try this recipe but I might try a more economical version so it's cheaper.

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Aunty Caren,
Thanks for your thoughts. Wish we can watch that show too. purrr....meow!

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Slash & Bronzy,
Y'all love salmon too? Join the club. purrr....meow!

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Tante Sandy,
I guess you can substitute the salmon with some other fish. Anything with soft flesh I guess. purrr....meow!