Friday, June 27, 2008

A Bento of Honey-Glazed Salmon & Ratatouille.

These days it seems everybody is grumbling about the rising cost of every single thing including food. But we cannot just go without food and the best option is to eat at home. But sometimes our fussy eaters are unwilling to eat at home if the food is just the same old thing day in and out. So mums like us have to be creative in our dishes and cook up something new. Here is a recent bento meals for my fussy boys. (Even though they are quite grown up the bento is just to attract them to the food).......Try it out if you have no idea what to cook anymore. Besides, it is quite healthy, delicious and easy to cook too. Here is the recipe to share.........

Honey-Glazed Salmon


300 g Salmon fillets
1 tbsp toasted sesame seeds


1 clove garlic - crushed
2 tbsp honey
1 tbsp soya sauce
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp sesame oil

Salmon fillets............


Mix together the marinade ingredients. Pour the marinade over the salmon fillets and turn over to be well coated with the sauce. Leave aside in fridge to marinade for at least 1 hour.

Marinade sauce mixture..........

Preheat a grill to high or you can pan fried it like I do to save cost of electricity bills. Brush the top of fish with marinade and grill for about 6 minutes turning over half way til the fish is just cook. Place any remaining marinade in pan and heat up for 1 to 2 mins, then pour over the cooked salmon. Sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds before serving.

My ratatouille recipe will be up in my next posting.

All oily fish like salmon, mackerel, sardines and trout are good for health. They contained omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids to help our body in the prevention of heart diseases, reduce the risk of stroke and helps to improve inflammatory conditions like arthritis. (I do try to take at least one portion of oily fish due to my arthritis condition)


Little Corner of Mine said...

We cooking moms are on the same trail of thought huh? :D Trying to save cost and be creative in our dishes. Not sure why we don't like tuna and salmon (which we know are good for us) but we do love trout and you said trout is considered oily fish too. I need to shop for fish, no more fish left.

U.Lee said...

Hi Sweet Jasmine, Canada is noted for our Salmon, I caught a few too when fishing, but somehow have never go overboard for them, though my wife loves it.
I love mackeral and pomfret and garupers.
By the way, when you cook fish head curry, send me telegram, ha ha' Lee.

Sweet Jasmine said...

little corner of mine - My boys can eat salmon as it has less bone but salmon it expensive here so we rarely cook it. In fact most fish here are still expensive here compare to meats.

Sweet Jasmine said...

u.lee - Hi, lee...wish I can fish some salmon here. They are quite expensive and they are mostly frozen and not as fresh as local fish.

I love to eat fish head curry too but maybe I will cook it some day...