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There’s no need to fill your kitchen with useless cooking gadgets. The less clutter you have, the more efficiently you can pull together delicious meals fast.

But no man should be without a kitchen blowtorch. These potent sources of firepower can blister-roast hot peppers for pizza, crisp up cured meats, and even sear certain proteins.

 

Blowtorched Wild Salmon Bites

What you’ll need:
1 Tbsp mayonnaise
½ Tbsp powdered wasabi mixed with water till thickened
½ lb salmon, sliced ½-inch thick
½ large cucumber, sliced ¼-inch on the diagonal
1.75 oz contain salmon roe (optional)
Soy sauce and sesame seeds, for garnish

How to make it:
1. In a small bowl, stir together the mayo and wasabi. Set aside.
2. Using a kitchen blowtorch, torch the salmon on a heatproof surface until the flesh is slightly charred on both sides.
3. Top each cucumber slice with a dab of the spicy mayo, a blowtorched salmon slice, a few salmon eggs, a little soy sauce and sesame seeds. Makes about 12 servings, as an appetizer.

Nutrition per four: 548 kilojoules, 16g protein, 2g carbohydrates (0g fiber), 6g fat