Salmon Recipe – Honey Garlic

During this circuit breaker period in Singapore, many of us are trying our hand to do some home-cooked food for the family. And, I am trying to improve my cooking skill too. There is a lot of recipes being shared by people since I joined the home-cooked Facebook group. Previously, I shared how I prepared the Thai Pad Woonsen.

Western Style

This blog shares how I prepared the honey garlic salmon. It is an easy recipe, and the ingredients are easy to get. Most importantly, it takes 15 minutes to make a salmon ready for dinner. Please refer below reference link for the recipe.

Ingredients

You can buy the salmon fillet from the supermarkets or wet markets, and cut them into two or three portions depending on the size of the salmon. Next, I prepared the sauce that consisted of the following:

  • 2 tablespoons of honey.
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar.
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
  • a pinch of salt and some pepper.
  • 1 tablespoon of warm water.
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped.

I mixed all the above in a saucer, and chopped some spring onion, to replace the parsley. For the salmon, I marinated it for about 30 minutes with salt and pepper. The salt and pepper are the basic ingredients to marinate salmon. If you like a flavourful salmon, you can add other spices before start pan-frying it.

Start Cooking

Heat up the pan on high-heat and add some oil on the pan to pan-fry the salmon. Always wonder, which side I should put first. The answer is skin side down first. Let it pan-fry for about a minute, you can slowly see it turning its colour. After a minute, I turned the salmon over and cooked for another minute. And, again I turned the salmon over after both sides cooked.

Next, I added the garlic together with the honey mixture, saute until garlic until the brownish colour, and the honey mixture turned thicker. It took me for about 10 minutes to complete the cooking under medium-high heat. After that, I off the fire and added some spring onions on top of the salmon, Served it on the plate while it is still hot.

My verdict

I liked the thickened honey garlic sauce and the burned garlic. Although I did not follow precisely the recipe to add the lemon into the pan while sauteing, the taste was just right to my tastebud, and the salmon was evenly cooked. It is a simple and delicious recipe that everyone can follow. Please try it yourself with the recipe below.

Reference: https://rasamalaysia.com/honey-garlic-salmon/

DePizza

The Nasi Lemak Pizza, a locally inspired, nasi lemak favor pizza. You can try this pizza at DePizza, which situated next to the Singapore River at Raffles Place. The restaurant is on the second floor facing the Singapore River.

The pizza comes with sambal paste as the sauce base of the thin crust pizza. So, it is a little bit spicy for some of the people. It topples with cucumber slices, some chicken meat, slices of an egg, and some anchovies.

According to a food blogger, the homemade sambal sauce was impressive, that is quite okay. The blogger mentions that “the fragrance of the pandan and coconut cream was also strong enough to cut through the denser cheese.” I did not entirely agree with it because I did not get the taste of having some coconut cream together with sambal paste. (Reference: https://sethlui.com/depizza-singapore-fusion-pizza-singapore/#ixzz661WzpCKA)

I am not sure whether the cheese has overtaken the pandan and coconut cream smell. Besides that, the waiter took very long to serve us the Nasi Lemak Pizza. I think they need to improve their services a lot.

We ordered the mushroom-based pizza that is most likely is a vegetarian Additional order is the truffle fries. The texture of the fries is quite hard, maybe it deep-fried too long. It did not taste good, and it was such a waste with truffle on top of the fries. Maybe, if you can find a pizza crust from the supermarket, you can do it yourself at home.

This experience made me recall the days when I was in Tasmania, where I bought the pizza dough and made my pizza. If I can find the thin pizza crust from the supermarket, I am sure I can try to make a pizza with my oven. It is because the ingredients used to make these pizza seem to be simple, just like the mushrooms pizza below. I quite like this pizza as compared to the Nasi Lemak pizza.

Address: 35A Boat Quay, Singapore 049824

Three Buns

After the first failed attempt to visit and try their burgers, finally, I made it earlier this month. Together with four other friends, we hit the place for dinner on a Friday night. The restaurant locates at the Robertson Quay, strategically situated near the Alkaff Bridge.

I did try to take a picture of the restaurant from the playground side; unfortunately, it blurred, and I decided not to upload it here. The ambiance at that evening was pretty cool when the wind blew. And that, I decided to have some iced drink to match the feel.

I ordered the Kool Herc Burger. According to the website, they use the Black Angus beef patty. The patty cooked at medium doneness and added with some unique sauces. Their sauces names are quite hard to pronounce (I did not know what the ingredients are). They added the cheese and pickles to complement the overall taste of the burger fully.

Three Buns’ food offerings reflect Chef Adam’s talent, love of high-quality meats and sauces, and years of research perfecting the perfect burger.

https://danielfooddiary.com/2018/11/27/threebuns/

We ordered a side dish called the Naughty Fries. It tasted like hot chilli and a special touch of bawang goreng (fried shallots). There were some other ingredients and sauces that I did not know what it is. Overall, the taste was good.

Address: 60 Robertson Quay, Singapore 238252.

Chic-a-boo

A fried chicken fast food chain by Aston. It offers some tender fried chickens, burgers, sides and set meals. In the set meal menu, it offers a combination of fried chicken and fish. Although, it may look odd walking into a fried chicken fast food chain and order the fried fish, the combo gives customers an option of instead just having fried chicken only, customers can choose to have 1 piece of fried fish.

I did not order this combo set, I ordered the 2-pieces fried chicken. On the menu, it is stated that we cannot choose which part of the chicken we preferred. It is all by your luck, maybe or what the kitchen can do is preparing the fried chickens with randomly picking up them from the tray or they can also go by its fried chickens’ weight? Hey, who is so free to weight them.

The set meal comes with a bottle of your preferred soft drink or mineral water, then 2-pieces of fried chicken which cannot choose the preferred parts and 2 preferred side dishes. I chose the potato wedges and I found that Aston’s potato wedges are nice than Chic-a-boo’s ones. But, I thought they should have used the same type of potato wedges or same suppliers. The coleslaw is just nice, not a really great one too. I was too full to finish up the coleslaw, anyway.

In my next visit in the future, I would love to try the chicken burgers which come with 2 favours to choose from, the black pepper or the chicken mayo. From the picture I took from my colleague who ordered the burger, it looked so promising with the thick fried chicken meat. At least, I get to eat all the meat without having to think about which part of the chicken I am eating.

Let us look at the size of the bun and the size of the fried chicken meat. It is a huge comparison, is it? I can try this burger anytime as Chic-a-boo has several outlets in Singapore.