Today’s Lunch: Poached Salmon in Wine and Potato Wedges Baked with Herbs

Today’s lunch was made by poaching salmon in a delicious mix of white wine, carrots, asparagus, onions, lemon, basil and some tarragon. I left it to bake in the oven for half an hour at 200 degrees celsius. As it was baking, the sweet aroma of the mix started to fill the kitchen. What a delightful smell!


The salmon was fantastic! Leaving it to poach in such a delicious liquid made the flesh so juicy and tender that the salmon almost literally melted in my mouth. OOOooo!!! So delightful!

The baked potato wedges was just as awesome! I learnt how to make this from my friend’s mother. I’m surprised how something so easy can taste so delicious. All you have to do is to cut the potatoes into wedges, and season it with olive oil, salt, freshly crushed black pepper, and a variety of herbs (I used basil and tarragon). Throw it into the oven and let the heat bring out the sweetness of the potatoes and voila!


A tray full of the most awesome potato wedges ever!

To top it all off, today’s lunch was served with glasses of white wine.

Total preparation and cooking time: one hour! This has been the fastest meal which I have ever prepared.

What a wonderful lunch! Once again, I declare today’s meal a culinary success!

In other news, my mum, in a hurry, knocked over my beloved pot of basil. It looks doomed. I’ll probably have to buy another pot. I think I’ll use the existing pot to grow some red chilli.