smoked salmon muffins...

with Thai basil and black pepper...

I made these muffins for lunch today--quick and easy. They are not as sweet as cupcakes, perfect for my diet. I also made Thai tea in another version--hot Thai tea. Thai iced tea is more popular in Thailand and America, but hot Thai tea is very common in Thailand. Adding cardamom gives a good flavor to the hot Thai tea. Cardamom is one of my favorite spice on earth. I always use it in my coffee and tea.
for muffin
- 2 eggs
- 3 tb. unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 2 cups bread flour
- 1 tb. baking powder
- 1 tb. sugar
- 1/4 ts. salt
- 3 oz. smoked salmon, chopped
- 1/4 cup Thai basil, thinly sliced
- 1 tb. lemon zest
- 1 ts. black pepper, freshly ground
for hot Thai tea
- 1 cup half & half
- 2 tb. loose Thai tea
- 1 tb. sugar
- pinch of cardamom
for Muffin
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degree F.
2. Sift flour, baking powder and salt together.
3. Beat eggs, butter and buttermilk together in a mixer.
4. Add salmon, basil, zest and pepper.
5. Fold in dry ingredients.
6. Spoon into the pan, bake for 20 minutes.
for hot Thai tea
1. Bring to a boil half & half and Thai tea.
2. Remove from the heat and infuse for 5 minutes, then strain.
3. Bring back to a simmer, add sugar and stir until dissolve.
4. Remove from the heat, add cardamom.
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Manggy said...

Whoa!! Only 3 tablespoons of fat? That's amazing. They look good, Thip! :)

Vanillaorchid said...

wowwwwwww...it's very interesting recipe ka P'Thip.

Such a yummy yummy muffins!!! I gotto try ka!!

What is half & half ka P'Thip? If I could not find here, what can I use to substitute?

Thip said...

Mark, salmon itself has a lot of fat though. :P

Thanks, Om. Half & half is a mix of heavy cream and whole milk (1:1).
If you want to use condensed milk, just boil the tea with water.

matt wright said...

I have never seen smoked salmon muffins before. They look fabulous.

Susan from Food Blogga said...

This is such an intriguing recipe. Is the texture somewhat dry like a biscuit or cakey like a muffin? They'd make a lovely addition to a Sunday brunch.

Ginny said...

Yummy! I love smoked salmon...seems like a great breakfast! Its going on the list of things to make! :)

Anonymous said...

ง้า...ประหลาดเปล่าเนี้ยะพูดภาษาไทยอยู่คนเดียว อิอิ

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Thip said...

Hi Susan, these muffins are cakey as they have eggs and bake at lower temperature. Biscuit and scone don't have eggs and bake at higher temperature. That how they get cakey and flaky texture.

Ginny, they're good for breakfast and lunch. I eat them as a brunch though.

น้องออย, ลองดูก็ได้ แต่อาจจะมีกลิ่นแรงกว่าปกตินะ อิอิ

bake-aholic said...

Hi P'Thip...I'm Koy your blog's fan from bloggang ka. Just wanna know what cardamom is in Thai ka. Thanks for sharing this interesting recipe...love smoke salmon so much ka:)

BTW, I want to bake a foccacia you posted in bloggang but still got question about the size of baking dish. Is it 9 x 13?

Medena said...

Wow! At first I thought it was ice-cream, it looks so nice!!!!
Not into fish myself, but my family likes salmon...

Thip said...

Thanks, Medena. :)

Hi Koy, thanks for stopping by ja. Cardamon is called "Gra Waan" in Thai. I used 9"x13" for faccacia.

Michelle said...

Wow Thip, you've got quite a knack for baking, don't you? These fancy muffins can be served at a dinner party to impress every one. Thanks for participating in SnackShots and don't forget to check out the roundup soon!

Thip said...

I will check it now, Michelle. Thank you. :)

Michelle said...

Hmmm, I'm not sure if my email got spam-trapped, but I sent you a badge for your winning recipe a few weeks ago with no reply (it happened with Susan from Foodblogga too). Would you be interested to be a judge for the salad round?

Thip said...

I did reply at that day--may be you really got a spam.

Please let me know what I have do for the event. Thanks.


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