Thames Cruise and Asian Salmon Traybake with Egg Fried Rice

My office had a Christmas party in November 2013 and it was on a boat – yes – a boat! It was on the river Thames.

It started off at Lamberth Pier around 8. My girlfriend and I arrived at half 7, from Westminster Station. It was really pretty walking across the Westminster Bridge at that time of night – you could see Parliament and the London Eye lit up at night. It was a great great view at night. I’ve never been on the London Eye but I think it would be quite cool to do it on a dark evening, as long as the sky was clear.

The boat party itself was fun – free alcohol all night. It was terrific and I was pretty smashed after the 4 hours of the cruise. The food was pretty average; it had a small dance floor, some fantastic views, which sadly I didn’t fully appreciate. I saw Tower Bridge and the Shard, saw O2 Arena in Greenwich but missed most of the rest because I was mainly too busy drinking.

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My phone doesn’t really do the view justice but here is the only photo I took of the scenery. You get a pretty good idea of the view from the boat though.

I don’t think anyone passed out which was good. No one was sick. Everyone was merry. To be honest, probably should have socialised more but maybe next time!

Overall I enjoyed myself.

Life adventure over, recipe time!

Traybakes are simple to do, the Asian flavours mingle together with perfection and is delicious! What a combination! Winner in my books.

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Serves: 2
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 Minutes


Asian Salmon Traybake:
2 salmon fillets
1/2 head broccoli, broken into florets
1 lime, juice of
2-3 spring onions, sliced diagonally
2 tbsp soy sauce
1 red chilli, finely chopped
Thumbsize ginger, peeled and finely chopped

Egg Fried Rice;
Cold cooked long grain rice
2 eggs, whisked and seasoned
3 Spring onions
1 tbsp soy sauce
Seaseme Oil


Asian Salmon Traybake:
Preheat oven to 180 Deg C.
Par boil the broccoli for a few minutes
Place the salmon in a tray
Place chilli, ginger and spring onions on top of the salmon
Add the broccoli
Squeeze lime over
Add the squeezed lime remains to tray
Cook in the oven for 14 minutes
Pour the soy sauce over the salmon
Cook for 4 minutes, or until cooked.

Egg Fried Rice:
Heat the oil in a wok.
Add the rice and spring onions and cook for a few minutes.
Add the whisked egg and keep stirring until the egg is cooked and scrambled.
Add the soy sauce.
Cook for a minute
Take off the heat and a dash or two of seaseme oil




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