Honey Mustard Baked Salmon

Honey Mustard Baked Salmon

Honey Mustard Baked Salmon – moist, juicy and best baked salmon ever with honey mustard. Takes 10 mins active time and dinner is ready!

Little G has become a big salmon lover. He gave me three thumbs way up last week when I made him salmon teriyaki. He asked me to make more salmon recipes so I made this amazing, absolutely delicious honey mustard baked salmon for him.

Recently, I have been playing with east-meets-west cooking techniques, marrying Asian ingredients with western recipes and the end result is always so much more delicious than the original recipe. For this classic honey mustard style of cooking, I decided to give it a slight twist, with Japanese flavors

First I marinated the salmon with garlic, honey and mustard, but added Japanese cooking sake to the salmon. Sake is Japanese rice wine and I love a bit of alcohol in my food. The sake rids the salmon of fishy smell and taste, and gives depth to the overall taste structure. To spice up this honey mustard baked salmon, I also added a good pinch of cayenne pepper, which is my secret ingredient to jazz things up.

Honey Mustard Baked Salmon
Honey Mustard Baked Salmon

INGREDIENTS :

  • 12 oz salmon, cut into two pieces
    Marinade:
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 3 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoon Japanese cooking sake, optional
  • Scant 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3 dashes ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Chopped parsley leaves, for garnishing

INSTRUCTIONS :

  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. Combine all the ingredients for the Marinade together, whisk to combine well.
  3. Marinade the salmon for 30 minutes or best 2 hours.
  4. Arrange the salmon on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  5. Add the Marinade to the salmon, and bake for 12 minutes.
  6. Remove from heat, scoop the juice from the Marinade and drizzle on top of the salmon.
  7. Garnish with the parsley and serve immediately.

You can find complete recipes of this Honey Mustard Baked Salmon in rasamalaysia.com

Honey Garlic Salmon

Honey Garlic Salmon

Honey Garlic Salmon – garlicky, sweet and sticky salmon with simple ingredients. Takes 20 mins, so good and great for tonight’s dinner.

Little G started school today and my life is back to normal. You know, the regular stay-at-home-mom normal. Waking up, preparing breakfast, getting the kid ready for school, send him to school and then wonder what should I be making for tonight’s dinner.

Today is one of those days, and will be the same for many more days for the rest of the school year. I went to the market and there are some amazing and fresh wild salmon available. Perhaps some garlic noodles with salmon tonight, with his favorite Parmesan roasted cauliflower. I have to say that our dinner has changed a lot with the growing little G.

While he likes Asian food such as rice and noodles, on any given days, his favorite food are still American-style dishes. Well, he is not like me, born and raised in Malaysia. He is an American! Good for him, but also good for me as I learn to make a variety of dishes now.

This honey garlic salmon is very simple, so easy to execute with very little ingredients; honey, garlic, and lemon are pretty much what you need, with the good old salt and black pepper. Start it on the skillet and finish it off with broiling in the oven (I love this extra step to char the surface of the food). A little extra two minutes make the dish so much more better. For busy moms, this honey garlic salmon recipe can be done on the skillet and equally tantalizing!

Honey Garlic Salmon
Honey Garlic Salmon

INGREDIENTS :

  • 12 oz salmon, cut into 2-3 strips
  • Salt
  • Black Pepper
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon warm water
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar or lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 lemon, sliced into wedges

INSTRUCTIONS :

  1. Season the surface of the salmon with salt, black pepper and cayenne pepper. Set aside.
  2. Mix the honey, water, apple cider vinegar, lemon juice and a pinch of salt together. Stir to combine well.
  3. Heat up a skillet with the olive oil. Pan-fry the salmon until half done.
  4. Add the garlic into the pan until slightly browned.
  5. Add the honey mixture and lemon wedges into the skillet, reduce the sauce until it’s sticky.
  6. Finish it off by broiling the salmon in the oven for 1 minute or until the surface becomes slightly charred (optional step).

You can find complete recipes of this Honey Garlic Salmon in rasamalaysia.com

SWEET POTATO CORN CAKES WITH GARLIC DIPPING SAUCE

SWEET POTATO CORN CAKES WITH GARLIC DIPPING SAUCE

I’ve been dying to post this all week because these Sweet Potato Corn Cakes are SOOO good and I just know that you’ll love them as much as I do… and if you don’t, I might be forced to ask myself what is wrong with you.

These are “every bite is better than the last one” good. They’re so good that they make you wonder why other food even exists when flavors this bright and vibrant are possible.

…and thats what I was thinking when eating the reheated leftovers a minute ago. So, can you imagine how good they were fresh? Probably not. It’s unimaginable. You have to experience it. Anyway, enough gushing. Onto the important stuff.

First – This recipe makes a HUGE batch, so feel free to half it. I wouldn’t suggest trying to half a raw egg, instead just add more than half breadcrumbs (probably 3/4 cup) to make up for the extra moisture.

Second – These sweet potato corn cakes are fried. You’ll just have to accept that. I tried to bake some and they were horrid. Dry, poor texture, just not good. If you’re brave enough to try baking them yourself and actually have success, please share your technique… because I just couldn’t make it work.

Third – I demand that you to try these.

SWEET POTATO CORN CAKES WITH GARLIC DIPPING SAUCE
SWEET POTATO CORN CAKES WITH GARLIC DIPPING SAUCE

INGREDIENTS :

  • 3 lbs. sweet potatoes $3.17
  • 1 cup frozen corn kernels $0.30
  • 2 green onions $0.19
  • ¼ bunch cilantro (divided) $0.21
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper $0.02
  • 1 tsp cumin $0.05
  • 1 tsp salt $0.02
  • 1 large egg $0.25
  • ⅓ cup yellow cornmeal $0.19
  • 1 cup plain breadcrumbs $0.50
  • ½ cup vegetable oil (for frying) $0.43
  • 1 cup plain yogurt $0.55
  • 1 clove garlic $0.08

INSTRUCTIONS :

  1. Begin by cooking the sweet potatoes. The fastest way to do this is in the microwave.
  2. Prick the skin of each potato with a fork. Wrap one potato in a paper towel, place it on a plate, and microwave on high for 5 minutes.
  3. Carefully remove it from the microwave, squeeze it to make sure it’s soft in the center, and the allow it cool as you cook the next one.
  4. When the potatoes are cool enough to handle, cut them open and scoop the flesh into a large bowl.
  5. Slice the green onions and roughly chop a handful of cilantro (about ⅛th of a bunch).
  6. Add the green onions, cilantro, frozen corn kernels, salt, cumin, and cayenne pepper to the bowl with the cooked sweet potatoes.
  7. Stir until well combined. You can taste it at this point and adjust the seasoning as desired.
  8. Add the breadcrumbs, cornmeal, and egg to the bowl.
  9. These ingredients will bind the mixture together and keep it from falling apart while cooking.
  10. Stir until evenly combined. Cover the bowl and refrigerate for 30 minutes to allow the breadcrumbs to absorb moisture.
  11. While the sweet potato mixture is refrigerating, mix up the garlic sauce. In a small bowl combine the yogurt, one clove of well minced garlic, and a handful of cilantro leaves (roughly chopped).
  12. Stir until combined and then refrigerate until ready to serve.
  13. After the sweet potato mixture has refrigerated, it’s time to cook.
  14. Add enough vegetable oil to fully cover the bottom of a medium skillet.

You can find complete recipes of this SWEET POTATO CORN CAKES WITH GARLIC DIPPING SAUCE in budgetbytes.com