“Writer’s block is a condition, primarily associated with writing, in which an author loses the ability to produce new work or experiences a creative slowdown”
Yes, that is how Wikipedia would describe me right now. Since the time my mummy has been sick, I have not felt capable enough to compose decently. Today mom is up and running, however my brain still seems to be sleeping away. *shrug*
I have not been cooking as much, as I was busy packing and unpacking. Yes, I am moving. More about that someday soon. I am missing my usual routine of cooking, shooting, eating and editing. All in that order.
Last night, I felt like cooking something yummy + healthy for dinner. There are certain days when I prefer to eat really clean especially when I know that I have been putting a lot of crap in my body for the past few days. I recalled that I had a pretty chunk of salmon in the fridge and I was brainstorming for a new and simple recipe for salmon.
Just when I thought that Salmon can never get any better than this ↓
I did this and proved that, things can get better.↓
What’s with salmon? Why does it get more delicious every time? The sweetness of the soy sauce + honey and the little zing from the lemon juice and zest, plus the heat from the ginger and garlic, it hit me right here –>♥
This Honey Garlic Salmon with Warm Chopped Asparagus Salad was just amazing! No, it was beyond amazing.
My mom has quite a finical palate, so it speaks a lot when she was full of praises for this salmon. I know I am constantly telling you how this is delicious and that is delicious. But when my mom confirms that a particular dish is good, then you should know that I’m not kidding. A thumbs up from mom is just like Gordan Ramsay giving a big nod in affirmation!
I had to serve some vegetables along with the salmon. Yes pink is pretty but we need our greens too, don’t we? I had a bunch of asparagus and initially thought that I should make the utterly delicious 5 Ingredients Lemon Asparagus but I already have the recipe for it over —> here
In my attempt to make something new for the blog, I chopped up some snow peas, peppers and asparagus. I saute some chopped garlic in evoo (extra virgin olive oil), tossed the vegetables, and seasoned with salt, black pepper and a touch of lemon juice. I topped it off with a sprinkle of Parmesan. Dang, that was one of the best decisions of my life. <3
Back to the salmon, it was simple to prepare and when I say simple, I mean REALLY SIMPLE.
Marinate the salmon fillets, pan fry or bake it and then drizzle some sauce over the salmon just before serving. I pan fried mine as I wanted a slightly crisp and caramelized top on the salmon. If you are gonna bake instead, you can sear the top of the salmon over medium/high heat for 2 minutes before baking.
This salmon would be delicious over a bed of buttered mashed potatoes too but who has the time to boil and make mashed potatoes on a Monday?? Furthermore this is a skinny Monday post thus we are not going into that direction. (That direction = Potatoes and butter)
Do give this recipe a try people. Simple + Delicious + Healthy. You are gonna make your family and yourself happy with this one.
- 1 lb. salmon fillet
- 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
- ½ teaspoon ginger, minced
- 3 tablespoons honey
- 3 tablespoons sweet soy sauce
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tsp lemon zest
- Crushed black pepper and salt to season
- 1 bunch fresh asparagus, cut into bite sized pieces
- ½ cup diced red bell pepper
- ½ cup diced snow peas
- 2 garlic clove, minced
- ¼ lemon
- 2 tbsp parmesan cheese
- Salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste
- Combine the sauce ingredients and pour half of the sauce on the salmon and marinate the salmon for 15-30 minutes.
- Heat a pan with 1 tbsp of olive oil and fry the salmon for 5-8 minutes on each side.
- Alternatively, you may arrange the salmon on a greased baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees F for 15-20 minutes depending on the thickness.
- For a slightly crisp and caramelized top, sear the top of the salmon over medium-high heat for 2 minutes before baking.
- Once cooked, dish and serve hot drizzled with remaining sauce.
- In a pan, add 1 tbsp of olive oil and saute minced garlic.
- Drop in peppers, snow peas and asparagus.
- Cook for 2-3 minutes and season with salt and black pepper.
- Turn off the flame and squeeze the lemon juice all over the salad and sprinkle with parmesan.