Reattempting Salmon Spaghetti “Carbonara” style
Reattempting Salmon Spaghetti “Carbonara” style again for dinner today. Taking in the feedback plus my “after action review”, here’s my findings:
1. Soft-boiled eggs would make good “carbonara” sauce (which I’m going to try today)
2. The vegetables I used the last time are rather bland, so I trying out other vegetables this time
3. My spaghetti taste bland the last time, so I’m going to try adding in seasoning in the preparation stage
4. Similar to Point 3, I planned to use seasoning more freely
5. My vegetables were quite big the last time, so cooking everything on the pan could be difficult, so I shall cut them up more this time
3. Bell pepper (red) x 1
5. Potatoes x 2
6. Eggs x 3
Cooking the spaghetti
As usual, the first task at hand was to cook the spaghetti before preparing the rest of the ingredients. The salmon was cut into smaller pieces compared to the other time. Same applied to the cabbage, cutting into slices. Potatoes preparation remained the same as before. As for the bell pepper, it was cut and deseeded, before slicing into thin slices while a small bit was diced.
Seasoning the salmon
My only seasoning – Lemon Pepper
While the frying pan was heating up with olive oil, the salmon was rubbed in with olive oil too. This time, I also added in lemon pepper too. Once done and the pan was hot enough, the salmon was added in to fry while I went to prepare the eggs.
Putting all the vegetables in
Beating the eggs up
Didn’t use all 3 eggs. I just beat 2 up, adding in diced bell pepper and lemon pepper while beating. Once done, I put the rest of the vegetables into the pan, stir frying them with the salmon. When the ingredient in the pan looked cooked, the spaghetti was drained and added into the pan immediately, the beaten eggs added shortly after.
Quickly prepared the pot to boil water before attention was focused on the pan, stirring the contents until the beaten eggs was cooked and stick to the spaghetti. Serve onto the plate and left to cool though I did a quick taste. It taste better this time, less bland though I think I know where did I went wrong. Hahaha..
Adding soft-boiled egg on the spaghetti
With the water in the pot boiling, the heat was turn off, the last egg added in before putting the lid on. Waited about 3mins 30 sec before taking the egg out and breaking the soft-boiled egg over the dish. Despite the time the egg was immersed, some of the egg white was quite well cooked, so the egg was reaching hard-boiled stage soon. LOL.
After eating, my conclusion was, yes, soft-boiled egg made good “carbonara” sauce, the runny yolk and white mixed together with the spaghetti felt so good in my mouth. Hahaha… Bell pepper was a good vegetable to use as it added its own taste to the dish. I need to work on my seasoning. LOL. While it was definitely better than the previous one, it still comes out a bit bland. I used too much spaghetti in my cooking. I believe I’m preparing a meal for 2 people as my plate was so filled with spaghetti, it started to spill out. That may explain why it tasted bland because my eggs couldn’t coat all the spaghetti. Well, let’s see how I fare next time. Hahaha…