Monday, March 26, 2007

Red Bell pepper & salmon mousse on Belgian endive

Chris over Mele Cotte is launching a blog event Cooking Combat Cancer, "... ... One way we can help reduce the risk of developing the disease is by making healthy lifestyle choices. Since this is a food blog, I am going with…eating well. There are many foods out there that can help our bodies fight the illness. And with those foods come recipe ... ... Recipes are need to include something that will help the body fight cancer - healthy recipes basically". I place my focus on organic food. For meat, I'm against "factory" farming which inevitably harms the well-being of livestock; poor living condition plus unnecessary drugs to boost their growth resulting "poisonous" meat. Organically and free-ranged raised chickens are easy to find at store in here, not quite for pork or beef though. So now I seldom take meat. But yesterday a friend of mine bought me some wild Alaskan salmon, I combined it with my other organic vegetable, cooked in a very simple way, it is my interpretation of eating healthy.

Recipe (yield: 12 endive "scoops")

Ingredients:
  • 3 oz (I eyeballed) Wild Alaskan salmon fillet, cubed
  • 12 leaves of Belgian endive, organic (about 1 whole endive)
  • 1 small organic red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 small organic onion, diced
  • organic plain yogurt
  • olive oil
  • Kosher salt
  • ground black pepper
  • green onion from home-garden, finely diced

Directions:

  • pre-heat a skillet, add olive oil, saute onion for 1 - 2 minutes over medium-low heat, add red bell pepper and cook for a minute, add salmon, stir for another minute, don't over-cook the fish. Salt and pepper to taste. Process the mixture.
  • Fold spoonfuls of yogurt into salmon mixture, amount according to your own preferably consistency and taste.
  • Pipe the salmon mousse on each endive leaf. Green onion and more red bell pepper to garnish.

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26 comments:

Anh said...

Gattina, this is surely my interpretation of healthy eating, too. :)

Ellie said...

Just had breakfast...

and now I want lunch :( Great dish and beautiful presentation!

Chris said...

Thank you for participating.This is wonderful! Not only is the recipe amazing, but I love the picture. Your presentations are so elegant.

Kristen said...

What a beautiful meal... lovely photos, as always!

Passionate Eater said...

What a delicious way to combat illness! It is a gourmet salmon mousse (with lots of omega-3s ) and red pepper (with antioxidants) and endive (with lots of other nutrients)!

sher said...

And some people think eating healthy is boring! Not with gorgeous food like this. You're so creative, never disappoint us at all! Thank you, Gattina. You're a marvel!

The Culinary Chase said...

A lovely snack that exudes freshness. Cheers!

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

Again Gattina, small is beautiful. Simple made elegant.
Well, done!

Freya and Paul said...

Healthy and delicious! Looks great!

Asha said...

Cancer fighting meal,what else can I say but great job!Excellent photos as usual.

WindWhisperer said...

Just beautiful Gattina...and easy to make too...

Mishmash ! said...

Gattina, this is the first time I have seen an handsome salmon ,neatly dressed up in an attractive tuxedo with a bow tie and buttons :))) Yes, I guess we should all focuss more on eating healthy food!!

Shn

Brilynn said...

Tasty and pretty too!

Mandira said...

this looks wonderful gattina. Truly healthy food :)

Callipygia said...

I love wild salmon and endive, this is a great way to be healthy.

sandi @ the whistlestop cafe said...

Beautiful! and healthy too?
That is the perfect starter for a party. Thanks

Gattina said...

Anh, good for you darling! :D

Ellie, thanks! This dish is light, go for a brunch!

Chris, thanks for creativing the event! I like this style to serve too, look like I'd slaved myself but I really didn't :D

Kristen, thank you, you're so sweet!

Passionate eater, you're right!

Sher, come to think of it, hardly find any food "unhealthy", even Cheeto can be good, hehee. "Portion" is the key to me :D

Heather, thanks darling!

Tanna, for fish, I have no heart to do anything extra. Even as simple as sashimi, the best already! Thanks sweetie!

Freya, *smooch*

Asha, thank you! Will you take part too?

Windwhisper, thanks darling! :D

Shn, I look again they're really look like what you said :D Should have made a bride for the guy too, hehee.

Brilynn, XOXO

Mandira, thank you my friend!

Calli, just don't look at what I have besides of the meal, I'm health ;p

Sandi, thanks! But I didn't add gelatin in the mousse. If you want to make it ahead (for party), this ingredient maybe necessary, I think...

joey said...

That sounds lovely! Looks delicious and healthy...this would make an impressive appetizer for a party :)

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Katie said...

What a lovely dish!
Perfect for a starter, I would think. (I usually don't take the time for lunch - yogurt and apple.)
Pretty, healthy and tasty - what more can one ask for?
As to organic - I have chickens scratching on the other side of my hedge - and the farmer sells them, their eggs as well as the beef grazing in the pastures. I just had to adjust to finishing the plucking....

bea at La tartine gourmande said...

I knew that coming to visit your blog after my absence would not leave me disappointed! I am so glad to catch up with your delicious meals!

Linda said...

i adore endive. perfect presentation--- as usual!

Deborah Dowd said...

This looks pretty and delicious besides being healthy! I wonder how it would be with smoked salmon as a base?

Gattina said...

Deborah, thanks for dropping by :D
Smoked salmon is excellent! I used fresh one just to going with the theme of the blog event :D

Anonymous said...

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ali said...

gattina, just to thank you for posting all these fabulous recipes. You really inspire me to cook!!