FOOD, My recipes, Uncategorized THE MANY USES OF CREME FRAICHE 29 December 2009

Made a very simple dish for dinner the other night – lemon butter salmon with creme fraiche. All it took was to wrap the salmon up in a bit of foil, popping in a pat of butter, a few slices of lemon, some herbs/salt/pepper, and a layer of creme fraiche on top. Bake it for about 15 mins and bob’s your uncle! DONESKIES. Served with some creamy and buttery mashed potato and you have yourself a very quick and ultra simple-to-make meal.

Where are the veggies?

Ummm… nowhere 😛


Place salmon on foil and put a pat of butter and lemon slices on top, with herbs/salt/pepper

Spread a layer of creme fraiche and bake at 180 celcius for 15 mins

Fresh out of the oven

Lemon butter salmon with creme fraiche, served with mashed potatoes

With the rest of the creme fraiche, I made Mushroom pasta with creme fraiche! Basically just tossed whatever we had in the fridge into a pan, and poured it on top of pasta. Fabulous comfort food.


Onion and garlic sizzling in a big pat of butter
(the more butter you use, the more fragrant the sauce is)

Whacked in sliced tomatoes and mushrooms

Finally, stirred in the creme fraiche. It looked like vomit. D’oh.

But it tasted great!!!

And on another night, we made tacos! MUCH missed, we hadn’t had tacos since
moving to China… it’s one of our favourite meals :)~

Well, the top part is very true!

You Are Chocolate Mousse
Compared to most people, you are blissful and content with your life.

You enjoy each moment, and you try your best to live simply. You think people cause their own anguish.

You are charming and a bit of a smooth character. You can always get by on your charm.

You are confident and sure of yourself. You are comfortable with your own skin and don’t try to be someone else.


30 Comments

  • starbucksweetie posted on December 29, 2009 at 2:12 am

    Wow, all the food looks really good and really simple.

    Reply
    • beverly posted on December 29, 2009 at 3:46 am

      It’s fast to make, which is just brilliant

      Reply
  • alyria posted on December 29, 2009 at 3:56 am

    Where are the veggies?

    Ummm… nowhere 😛

    Oh Beverly, you are awesome. Haha. I’ve never had creme fraiche on salmon before… what exactly does it do? Does it act as a sauce, does it add tartness or creaminess to the flavour, does it soften the salmon, or… ?

    Reply
    • beverly posted on December 29, 2009 at 9:13 am

      well i did it kinda randomly 😛 it’s much like yoghurt or sour cream, so it gives the fish that flavour. I also think it makes the fish more moist since it’s baked in there together 🙂

      Reply
  • good_lenchik posted on December 29, 2009 at 4:03 am

    We also cooked salmon with buttery mashed sweet potatoes yesterday. Since we don’t have an oven we make it rare (fry 5 min). You might wanna try to add some onions too. The add nice flavor.

    Creme pasta looks good. We cooked smth like this on the weekend. We didn’t have cream so we used melted cheese and milk instead. It might sound gross but it tasted really good and soooo cheesy.

    How do you make meat for tacos?

    Reply
    • beverly posted on December 29, 2009 at 9:14 am

      heh great minds think alike. I like it panfried too. And sometimes instead of lemon butter i make an avocado salsa to go with it.. yummmmmmy!

      The meat is just mince beef, and i added in tomato sauce, some tomatoes, herbs, and salt/pepper!

      Reply
  • starbucksweetie posted on December 29, 2009 at 2:12 am

    Wow, all the food looks really good and really simple.

    Reply
    • beverly posted on December 29, 2009 at 3:46 am

      It’s fast to make, which is just brilliant

      Reply
  • tiffanyx posted on December 29, 2009 at 10:43 am

    simple and somewhat healthy! should have some broccoli and carrots too! 😛

    Reply
    • beverly posted on December 30, 2009 at 6:23 am

      Ermmm but it tastes good WITHOUT the broccoli and carrots 😛

      Reply
      • tiffanyx posted on December 30, 2009 at 6:27 am

        thats not the point~~ hahahaha you ah!

        Reply
  • alyria posted on December 29, 2009 at 3:56 am

    Where are the veggies?

    Ummm… nowhere 😛

    Oh Beverly, you are awesome. Haha. I’ve never had creme fraiche on salmon before… what exactly does it do? Does it act as a sauce, does it add tartness or creaminess to the flavour, does it soften the salmon, or… ?

    Reply
    • beverly posted on December 29, 2009 at 9:13 am

      well i did it kinda randomly 😛 it’s much like yoghurt or sour cream, so it gives the fish that flavour. I also think it makes the fish more moist since it’s baked in there together 🙂

      Reply
  • good_lenchik posted on December 29, 2009 at 4:03 am

    We also cooked salmon with buttery mashed sweet potatoes yesterday. Since we don’t have an oven we make it rare (fry 5 min). You might wanna try to add some onions too. The add nice flavor.

    Creme pasta looks good. We cooked smth like this on the weekend. We didn’t have cream so we used melted cheese and milk instead. It might sound gross but it tasted really good and soooo cheesy.

    How do you make meat for tacos?

    Reply
    • beverly posted on December 29, 2009 at 9:14 am

      heh great minds think alike. I like it panfried too. And sometimes instead of lemon butter i make an avocado salsa to go with it.. yummmmmmy!

      The meat is just mince beef, and i added in tomato sauce, some tomatoes, herbs, and salt/pepper!

      Reply
  • tiffanyx posted on December 29, 2009 at 10:43 am

    simple and somewhat healthy! should have some broccoli and carrots too! 😛

    Reply
    • beverly posted on December 30, 2009 at 6:23 am

      Ermmm but it tastes good WITHOUT the broccoli and carrots 😛

      Reply
      • tiffanyx posted on December 30, 2009 at 6:27 am

        thats not the point~~ hahahaha you ah!

        Reply
  • cenedrah posted on December 30, 2009 at 7:03 am

    Add some wilted spinach -easy and HEALTHY! hahahaha! Looks delish your salmon. I’ll make that some day I’m feeling lazy 🙂

    Reply
    • beverly posted on December 30, 2009 at 10:50 am

      The prob with buying veggies is that you get a whole LOAD, and the rest goes to waste if you don’t cook in the next 1-2 days. So we end up not buying any veggies 😛

      Reply
  • cenedrah posted on December 30, 2009 at 7:03 am

    Add some wilted spinach -easy and HEALTHY! hahahaha! Looks delish your salmon. I’ll make that some day I’m feeling lazy 🙂

    Reply
    • beverly posted on December 30, 2009 at 10:50 am

      The prob with buying veggies is that you get a whole LOAD, and the rest goes to waste if you don’t cook in the next 1-2 days. So we end up not buying any veggies 😛

      Reply
  • thefragrantelf posted on December 31, 2009 at 10:18 am

    Got to make that baked salmon it looks so good 🙂

    Reply
  • thefragrantelf posted on December 31, 2009 at 10:18 am

    Got to make that baked salmon it looks so good 🙂

    Reply
  • exhileration posted on January 6, 2010 at 2:18 am

    Everything looks delicious! Going to try it myself 😀

    Reply
  • exhileration posted on January 6, 2010 at 2:18 am

    Everything looks delicious! Going to try it myself 😀

    Reply
  • divad posted on January 6, 2010 at 11:12 am

    mmmmm…….

    creme fraiche is awesomes 🙂 I chuck it on some salmon tartare with fresh squeezed lime, finely diced red onions, chives, shallots and olive oil and serve with toasted (place favourite bread here – I’m going with brioche) … but oh so rich 🙁

    Reply
    • beverly posted on January 7, 2010 at 1:17 pm

      Re: mmmmm…….

      Ohhh that sounds mega good!! But an effort to gather ingredients for… hehe

      Reply
  • divad posted on January 6, 2010 at 11:12 am

    mmmmm…….

    creme fraiche is awesomes 🙂 I chuck it on some salmon tartare with fresh squeezed lime, finely diced red onions, chives, shallots and olive oil and serve with toasted (place favourite bread here – I’m going with brioche) … but oh so rich 🙁

    Reply
    • beverly posted on January 7, 2010 at 1:17 pm

      Re: mmmmm…….

      Ohhh that sounds mega good!! But an effort to gather ingredients for… hehe

      Reply

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