|Ready and raring to go|
|3 mangetout quote added|
|Pepper dissection in process|
|Adding the salmon|
Salmon & Noodles Baked in a Bag (Serves 2 adults & 1 child)
- 3 multi purpose oven baking bags with ties
- 1x 360g bag fresh stir fry rice noodles
- 2 salmon fillets
- 1/2 a red pepper
- 1 spring onion
- 9 mangetouts (Mini-M decided we needed 3 each)
- A handful of fresh spinach leaves
- Lemon juice
- Soy sauce
- Sesame oil
- Sweet chili sauce (or ketchup if you're Mini-M)
Divide the noodles into your chosen serving size proportions between the three bags.
Let you kitchen pixie loose on preparing the veg. We couldn't find Mini-M's scissors so instead she snapped the mange touts and hacked at the pepper with a butter knife!
I sliced the spring onion, since I didn't think the butter knife could handle them.
Share the veg out between the bags - we got equal shares of peppers and mangetout, and Mini-M gave herself more of a token gesture of spinach, and no spring onions.
I took the salmon off the fillets with a sharp knife and chopped it into chunks, then Mini-M did the sharing out. (She was keen to try the fish raw too, but I'm not convinced that's a good habit to start - not really a problem with raw salmon, not so great with raw chicken).
Onto the fun part - sprinkling in the sauces and seasonings to taste, before sealing the bags with the tiers and giving them each a very good shake, then put the bags in a casserole dish for baking.
If you're cooking with a toddler, put into a cold oven in an elaborate four-handed casserole dish holding manoeuvre, whilst they tell you they can do it on their own, whilst simultaneously not being able to lift the weight of the dish unaided. If you're cooking on your own as a grown up, you might want to preheat the oven first!
Either way, bake for 20-25 mins at 180C.
Allow to cool for a few minutes, then carefully snip the bags open.
|Shake well (and carefully if you are standing on the very edge of a chair…)|
|Cut open carefully|
|10 points for presentation|
|There was also much 'cheers'-ing since we had wine glasses out.|