Saturday, March 2, 2013

Kitchen Remodel, Week One: Sci-Fi Salmon



Nothing is left of our old kitchen except some 100-year-old lath and the cast-iron radiator waiting to be disconnected.  Demolition revealed a few surprises in the way of support beams sawed off in years past by impatient plumbers looking for the straightest pipe run and not concerned with structural integrity. But once those get shored up, we'll be ready to move on to framing-in the new powder room and pantry.

Meanwhile, we've set up our camping kitchen in the dining room, on the other side of that blue-taped door. No running water, but we have the old fridge and a microwave.

My hat tip goes to tv producer and sci-fi writer Morgan Gendel who first gave me the idea that you can microwave salmon filets with his funny but tasty-looking recipe for Kryptonite Noodles.  Maybe everyone microwaves salmon, but I didn't know. I've never been a big microwaver.  But we tried it this week and it was dead easy.  We added a little black sesame oil, rice vinegar, and soy sauce and ate it on top of a tossed green salad.  We've found the mainstay of our kitchen remodel menu.
 
 James Builder and James Husband go over plan details





WEEKEND COOKING


8 comments :

Beth F said...

I'm not a bit microwaver either, but I bet you'll be good at it before the kitchen is finished.

bermudaonion said...

How exciting! I'm sure the inconvenience will be worth it in the long run.

(Diane) bookchickdi said...

A great start! My sister-in-law turned a screened in back porch into her makeshift kitchen when she renovated last year.

J.G. said...

Whoa, you are brave and the recipe sounds yummy! The makeshift kitchen is sure to lead to all kinds of creative meals as you go along.

JoAnn said...

With the demolition done, it's all progress now!

Janel Gradowski said...

I use my microwave to warm up leftovers, but that's about it. Good luck with your remodel!

Angela said...

We use our microwave quite a lot, but I've never tried to cook salmon in it. It's great to know that it turns out good. Best wishes that your remodel goes smoothly.

Ali said...

Wow! I can't wait to see the progress.

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