DudeFood Tuesday: Salmon rolls the Pokemon way

salmonrolls | insimoneskitchen.comCall it a luck of the draw or better still a luck of the Dude. Some Japanese game developer launches a new game app. An app which reveals that the world is infested with all kind of beastlike manga creatures. And it appears that there is a strategic hotspot right in my street.
Very, very nice. NOT!

The Pokemon Go app was just released for about two days when my street started filling up with all kind of blokes staring dizzy at their cellphones.
Young and (mainly) old people were running around in cirkles in the middle of my street while waving their smartphones in the air like they were doing some digital raindance.
And then suddenly they ran off to the park or my neighbours house.
Next they started spinning their fingers on their mobiles and after a few seconds they jumped for joy (not Dudelike at all).
Yep, they finally hit the Pokestop which was planted in my neighbours garden.

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A couple of days later my street was turned into a kind of Woodstock hippy sit in. Everywhere Pokemon trainers were squatting around. Thank you very much, my dear game developers.

Just my luck!
While I was trying to make my way home (read: fight my way through a crowd of camping Pokemonhunters and a multitude  of manga creatures) a small boy with a wrong haircut and round glasses set on his nose shouted at me: “Watch out mister! You are stepping on a Pokemon and its one I haven’t got yet!”
Roughly the small brat pushed me aside and eagerly started throwing balls at a small salmonlike cartoon.
A couple of seconds later he victoriously yelled: “Gotcha!”, and made a long nose at me.

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What the small imp didn’t know was that I was just coming from the gym where I had pumped myself up with all kinds of dumbbells.
During my workout my trainer had asked me if I was a muslem perhaps. I asked him why and he said that when I was working out it seemed like I was reciting the better part of the Quoran: Mallaaah, melleehhh!!

Anyway, I grabbed the little one in his Poke hunting neck and janked the ball with which he just caught the salmon out of his hands. Laughing I added: “This is my street and I was standing on that Pokemon so it’s mine! And now get the Pokemon away from my frontdoor, you little Pokemon robbing cheater.”

Salmonrolls with homemade ginger and chili dipping
Recipe Type: Snack
Cuisine: Asian
Author: Tom Gerrets
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Serves: 3-4
Nice and creamy salmon snack with a homemade dipsauce from ginger and chilis
Ingredients
  • For the salmon rolls
  • 200 gr of sliced smoked salmon
  • 100 gr cream cheese with herbs (or just take natural cream cheese and add fresh herbs to taste)
  • 1 avocado, sliced in thin strips
  • 1 tsp clotted cream
  • 2 tbsp chives, finely chopped
  • Salt n Peppa
  • For the sauce
  • 120 ml Water
  • 120 ml Mirin or white wine vinegar
  • ½ Red chili. Finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp Ketchup
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 3 tbsp Brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp Soy sauce
  • 3 cloves of Garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp fresh ginger, finely chopped
Instructions
  1. Take a bowl and mix the cream cheese with 1 tbsp chopped chives and the clotted cream. Add salt n peppa to taste
  2. Take some cling film and lay the slices of salmon on it. Let the salmon slices slighty overlap each other. On the salmon spread a thick layer of the creamcheese filling and finish off with the avocado strips in the center.
  3. Roll up the salmon like a wrap and let it set for at least one hour in the fridge.
  4. Put a small pan on the stove and add all ingredients for the sauce. Bring to a boil and then let it simmer for another five minutes on low fire. Zet een steelpan op het vuur en doe hier alle ingrediënten voor de saus. Then turn off the fire and let the sauce cool down.
  5. When the salmon rolls have set, cut them in slices of ± 2cm thick.
  6. Serve these rolls on a big plate with a cup of the ginger chili sauce in the centre or ont the side for dipping.

I left the little pest behind poutlipped while I entered my house with the Salmon pokemon. Just his luck, haha! I made myself some nice salmonrolls from this cartoonlike salmon.
And to spice things up a little I concocted a tasty ginger and chili sauce to go with the salmon.
Ofcourse I invited the little Pokemon hunter to join me in a tasting of his freshly caught Pokemon salmon.

Tom Gerrets

Since recently promoted to sales manager at Simone's Kitchen, he is still working towards his ultimate goal; to become a celebrated hobby chef.. ;) After a few enervating cooking courses he became really interested in preparing dishes. His sometimes cynical outlook on the world and the actualities at least do not leave a bitter taste in his dishes. With Carpe Diem as his life motto Tom is thé Bourgondiër pur sang on this culinary blog and the inventer of the Dudefood Kitchen.

3 comments

  1. A cool idea and lovely summer dish! Very fresh.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  2. Yes! These are the perfect simple snack time treats. I love these!

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