Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Honey Garlic Salmon Aglio e Olio

Salmon is the easiest fish to cook.  With just salt & pepper or a little bit of marinade or sauce you can bake, pan sear, grill, steam, broil it, I guarantee you the dish will turn out delish any time of the day!  Any one who is new to cooking can try their hands on cooking a salmon dish to impress your family.

Why do we love salmon so much?  Besides being tasty (raw or cooked), it's probably because it is packed full of essential fatty acids Omega3 which could help to lower your chances of getting any cardiovascular disease, dementia or Alzheimer.

Today is Covid19 Circuit Breaker week 2, we are still working from home or having HBL (Home Based Learning), stuck together for 24/7 we have to find ways to keep ourselves occupied and try not to get into each other's throat.  What better way than to cook a simple meal together?

Since we have about 3/4 left of the almost 4kg salmon in the freezer we decided to cook salmon aglio e olio.  We want to step away from the usual Salmon with teriyaki sauce and decided to make it with honey and garlic.  If you are worry that the salmon will be too honey sweet, don't worry it goes well with the sweetness from the fresh salmon making it a taste from heaven~  The amount of minced garlic used will not give the dish a strong flavour so you can rest assure on that too.

It's a different story when we are cooking the spaghetti aglio e olio style, we want loads and loads of garlic!  DinoBoy is in charge of cooking the spaghetti.  First he boiled the spaghetti till al dante, then he took a short cut by crushing the garlic instead of slicing them thinly.  

How to make spaghetti aglio e olio - Fried the garlic with olive oil, add in the spaghetti to fry so that it can get the garlicky flavour onto it and dish it.  Simple hor.

We always buy our greens on the day we wanna cook but since today was sort of "Clear Fridge Day" to avoid going out of the house, I didn't run out to the supermarket.  Thus, no greens at the side, otherwise this will be a perfect balanced meal.

This is definitely a recipe keeper for its taste and for its short cooking time.  Recipe for Honey Garlic Salmon is further down in this post, try it and let me know what do you think of it.

* 3 Salmon fillet
* 2 teaspoons of minced garlic
* 1 teaspoon of minced ginger
* 4 tablespoon of honey
* 2 tablespoon of light soy sauce

1. Combine the minced garlic, ginger, honey and soy sauce in a container, mix them well and add in the salmon fillet to be marinated for about 15-30mins
2. Heat up your oven at 180deg
3. Line a baking pan with aluminum foil or baking paper, placed the marinated salmon fillet on top, send it into the oven to be bake for 15-20mins.  Baking time depends on the thickness of the fillet.
4. At about half way through baking, drizzle some of the marinade onto the salmon.
5. Pour the leftover marinade into a pot and bring it to boil over high heat then simmer for 3-5mins until liquid evaporates
6. Dish the salmon and drizzle the hot sauce over it and serve ti with rice or pasta.

1. The recipe is for 3 salmon fillet (since there are 3 of us in the family), you can use it for 4 fillets and eyeball to add the sauce ingredients accordingly to quantity you are cooking. 
2. You can also add more honey or garlic, depending on your preference.  We added 2 teaspoon of minced garlic but could add more if we are not having it with aglio e olio styled spaghetti.


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