Friday, 30 December 2011

Bake Whole Salmon Recipe

I got this from BBC recipe and had a go with it on boxing day, the fish was lovely and it tasted so good! It is so easy to prepare and the ingredients are easy to find as well, so even if you are not an expert cook, like me, you too can have a go with it.

• 1 whole salmon, 3-4kg/6.5-10lb in weight, gutted and cleaned
• 4 sprigs fresh parsley
• ½ lemon, sliced
• 2 bay leaves
• 150ml/5fl oz dry white wine
• 2 tbsp vegetable oil

Preparation method
1. Heat the oven to 190C/375F/Gas 5.
2. Take 2 large sheets of foil and place on top of each other in a roasting tin. Spread the oil on the foil and place the salmon on top.
3. Put the parsley, lemon slices and bay leaves into the body cavity. Fold the edges of the foil together but just before sealing, pour in the wine.
4. Bake the fish for 50-60 minutes.
5. Serve hot or cold. If you want to serve it cold, allow the fish to cool in the parcel and then gently peel off the skin and garnish with thinly sliced cucumber and watercress.

I have here some photos of the said Salmon, note that I am only just starting to cook and not an expert so please bear with me. The skin of the fish came off when it was cooked but it did taste and smells so good.

Before cooking

Cooked Salmon

vegetable garnishes

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Choosing a Good Razor

My husband has a sensitive skin but over the 5 years of being married to him I only saw him once with razor burns! Now, he believes that a bad choice of razor is the main factor of getting those razor bumps and cuts, so to avoid those from getting into your skin, here is a guide of choosing a good razor.

• If you have a problem with razor burns or if you have a sensitive skin like my husband, a safety razor is recommended. The reason for this is that this razor gives an easy control of directions and it gives a better control of the pressure of the razor hitting the skin.

• If you prefer to choose an electric razor, the best thing to get is a modern type, the one which you can use a shaving cream with.

Now when choosing the right blades, there are razors with 4 blades, 3 blades, 2 blades as well as 1 blade, but a razor with 2 blades is recommended for someone who has a sensitive skin! Why? Well, it is because the 3 and 4 blades give so much blade contact on the skin which can cause razor burns and razor bumps too.

For some they may recommend that you experiment by using deferent razors when shaving to see which one suits you best, but my husband would always recommend a safety razor, especially to those who have sensitive skin.

Disclaimer: I am participating in a blogger campaign called The Art of Shaving from Bucks2Blog and was compensated. However, the views and opinions are my own.