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Cooking for Charlie

I tried to cook rice and chicken before for my dog Charlie.


After that, I tried some other ways to make home cooked food for my Charlie.

  1. Canned  food & rice.

It’s pretty simple. You can just mix dog canned food with cooked rice. Dog canned food can be easily bought from supermarket, and there’re so many choices to make. No matter chicken, beef or lamb.

Charlie loved it.

2. Salmon macaroni

I chop salmon (no skin) and carrot into very tiny pieces. Put them in a pot with macaroni and some green peas. Add in macaroni and enough water. Cook them according to the instruction on macaroni’s package, usually 8-10 mins. You can cook longer to make sure everything is fully cooked.

First time for Charlie to try salmon. He was so excited and keep licking his mouth before I served this meal to him.

After he finished his meal, he still kept licking his bowl all around the house. 🙂


Lemon Butter Sauce Salmon

It’s actually very simple to make.

  1. Cut salmon fillet into smaller strips.
  2. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Heat a pan. Cut in 2 Tbsp butter.
  4. When butter melts, place salmon in with skin side down. Fry for 2-3 mins.
  5. Flip over and fry the other side for 2-3 mins.
  6. Squeeze in a little fresh lemon juice. Add in 2 tbsp water and simmer for 2 mins.
  7. Add in 3 tbsp milk or 2 tbsp cream, simmer for another 1 more min.
  8. Dish the salmon out. Keep heating the sauce till reduced.

Salmon in the plate and sauce over it.

The sauce also goes well with pasta. So I made it with spaghetti for my husband’s bento.

Sided with oven roasted vegetables, which is in my previous blog.


Creamy Mushroom Sauced Linguine with Salmon

A perfect simple and quick meal for rushing hours.

1. Cook linguine according to the instruction and set aside.

2. Season salmon with salt and pepper. Heat a pan. Add in a little oil. Sear salmon with skin side down for 2-3 mins. Then flip over and fry for another 2-3 mins. And fry each side for another 1 min. Set salmon aside.

3. No need to wash pan. Use the same pan. Add in a little extra oil. Fry mushroom slices.

4. Add in a little chopped garlic. Sauté a bit.

5. Pour in 1/2 cup stock or water. Simmer mushroom for a little while, like 3 mins.

6. Add in 2-3 tablespoon cream. Stir well. Put cooked linguine in. Blend well.

7. Season with salt, pepper and mixed herbs.

Serve with salmon.


Garlic Butter Sauced Salmon With Linguine

1. Sprinkle salt and pepper over the salmon on both sides.

2. Heat a pan. Drizzle in olive oil. When pan is hot. Add salmon in with the skin side down. Sear both side till golden brown. About 3-4 mins for each side. Then fry each side for another 1-2 mins.

3. Set fried salmon aside. Heat a pan. Oil in. Sauté chopped 2 cloves of garlic till aromatic.

4. Cut in 1 tablespoon butter. When butter melts, pour in 1/4 cup white wine or water.

5. Add in 1/4 cup heavy cream. Stir well.

6. Season with salt and pepper. Spread the sauce over salmon.


7. Heat the sauce again, add in mixed herbs. And add in cooked linguine or pasta. Toss a bit.

One sauce suits for both salmon and linguine.

Pan-fried Salmon with Mashed Potato

1. Peel 2 small potatoes and cut into small chunks. Boil them or steam them to get them cooked.

2. Cut salmon on the skin side with several openings. Sprinkle salt and black pepper over both sides of salmon.

3. Heat a little oil in the pan. When the oil is hot. Place the salmon fillet inside with skin side down. Gentle lay press salmon with fingers or spatula to make skin crispy. Fry for around 3 mins or till the skin is brown.

4. Flip over and fry for another 3-4 mins. If you want the skin to be crispier, you can flip again to fry the skin side for another 1-2 mins. Set fried salmon fillet aside.

5. Heat a little olive oil in the pan. Add in half chopped onion. Sauté till brown.

6. Add in cooked potato chunks. Press with a fork or spatula. No need to mash them very smooth. It doesn’t matter if there are still lumps. Stir fry to get potato brownish. Add in a little dried thyme. And season with salt and black pepper.

7. Mashed potato in the plate with salmon fillet over it.

Plum Sauce & Garlic Salmon

This is my first try on salmon with plum sauce. It turns out not bad.

1. Prepare a salmon fillet around 400 g. I cut it into medium pieces.

2. Sprinkle a little salt and black pepper over it. Only a little salt is needed, because it will be marinated for a while.

3. For marinade:

4 tbsp plum sauce, 1 tablespoon light soy sauce, 3 minced garlic cloves and 1 tsp minced ginger.

4. Place salmon in a zip bag. Pour the marinade into it. Let salmon rest for 20-30 mins and have a good soak in the sauce.

Preheat oven to 200 degree C.

Put salmon on the baking pan. Spread sauce with garlic on salmon. Bake for 20 mins.

Very juicy and tender.


Prepare a Christmas Feast with a King Crab

Yesterday when my husband and I were buying groceries in a supermarket, we noticed there was sale of king crab. Turkey is too big for us to have for Christmas, so a king crab sounds a good idea.

Today when I got up, the first thing I needed to do is to defreeze the king crab we bought. Then I disassembled it into several parts.

For the central body, I took the Shell off. Then picked the meat out. Heat a pan, melt a small piece of butter. Put the meat in. Sauté a bit. Add in 1 tablespoon flour. Quickly stir. Then add in 3-4 tablespoon milk. Stir slowly and evenly to let it reduce to white sauce. Put the crab meat white sauce into the shell. Sprinkle cheese. Put into oven ( 200 degree C, 8-10 mins) or till cheese melts.

Crab legs can be divided into three parts: thigh (fat end), middle parts and thin end parts.

For the fat thigh, I used them to cook spaghetti:

Heat a piece of butter in the pan. When melted, add in crab leg. Stir fry a bit. Then add in chopped garlic. Stir till aromatic. Pour in a little white wine. Simmer a little. Season with salt and black pepper. Add in chopped parsley and cooked spaghetti. Quickly stir evenly.

For the middle crab leg parts, I roast them with garlic butter. Put a small chunk of butter in a bowl. Add in chopped garlic, a little salt and pepper. Blend well. Cut half the shell off ( or even less). Then spread garlic butter onto meat. Put into oven. 180 degree C and 20 mins.

For the thin ends, I cut them into smaller pieces. Marinate with a little cooking wine and corn starch. Heat a little olive oil in the pan. Put the crab leg pieces in. Stir fry for 2-3 mins. Add in chopped ginger and spring onion. Quickly stir fry. Add in a little cooking wine, light soy sauce and oyster sauce. Quickly blend evenly and serve hot.

For the claws, I used them to cook light soup. Put crab claws, corn pieces, Chinese yam, mushroom, ginger shreds and spring onion pieces into a pot. Pour in 1 1/2 bowls of water. Turn to high heat. When water boils, put in salmon slices. Turn to middle heat and cook for 3 mins. Add in 1 tsp sweet cooking wine and salt. Cook for another minute.

And that’s it. Our Christmas feast made by a king crab.

Merry Christmas everyone!

Sweet Chili Sauce Salmon

This is a very simple dish.

1. Marinate salmon with Thai sweet chili sauce in a container for at least one hour. The longer it takes, the better it will taste.

2. Preheat oven to 180 degree C. Line the salmon fillets on the baking paper.

3. Put into oven for 15 mins.

4. Pour a little sweet chili sauce over them and roast for another 5 mins.

5. Sprinkle freshly chopped spring onion and serve hot.


Salmon Miso Soup

1. Cut a small salmon fillet into small chunks. Coat them with a little corn starch.
2. Heat a little oil in the pan. Add in a little chopped garlic and ginger, sauté till aromatic.
3. Put in salmon chunks. Fry each side till a little light brown. Pour in enough hot water covers salmon.
4. When water boils, add in Tofu chunks, and a little kelp. Cover the pan with lid. Boil for 5 mins.
5. Add in 1 tsp miso. Stir to dissolve. When soup boils again, sprinkle chopped spring onion and a little salt.