Special Diet - Created Date : 9.9.2019

What’s for Dinner?

What’s for Dinner?

What’s for 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.

Honey Garlic Salmon – An Easy Salmon Recipe

I went to the market and there are some amazing and fresh wild salmon available. Which got me thinking about easy salmon recipes.

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.

Easy Honey Garlic Salmon Recipe

There’s nothing better than easy salmon recipes, and this honey garlic salmon is very simple. It’s 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.

This honey salmon recipe can be done on the skillet and equally tantalizing! Busy moms, add this to your stash of easy salmon recipes, you’ll love it.


Season the surface of the salmon with salt, black pepper and cayenne pepper. Set aside.

Mix the honey, water, apple cider vinegar or lemon juice and a pinch of salt together. Stir to combine well.

Heat up a skillet with the olive oil. Pan-fry the salmon until half done. Add the garlic into the pan until slightly browned. Add the honey mixture and lemon wedges into the skillet, reduce the sauce until it's sticky. Finish it off by broiling the salmon in the oven for 1 minute or until the surface becomes slightly charred (optional step).

Garlic is a natural antiseptic that has several medicinal purposes. This herb is a good natural remedy for cough or cold. Moreover, it is ideal for those with rheumatism, as garlic soothes the nerves and muscles. You can eat it raw by grating it and mixing it with honey. This garlic-honey mixture is truly potent in treating several respiratory ailments.

Hi, I tried this before and it was delicious! Unfortunately, for some reason I am only able to view the ingredients and not the steps for the recipe this time. I tried it on my mobile phone and desk top computer. Can you please post the steps?

I love salmon but am not good at cooking it…it’s always overdone and dry and flavorless. This recipe ROCKS. Turned out gorgeous and flavorful and moist. I followed it pretty close to the way it’s printed…Have a go at it! This will be my new “company meal.”

I am a regular on your website and have tried a few dishes. I’m not a great cook but this one was by far the easiest with the most impressive results! Well done Bee for posting such a useful recipe for a harassed mother who has limited time on her hands to cook for the family. I followed the recipe exactly and the results turned out beautifully. I am also lactose intolerant so this was a perfect meal. Thank you.

Hi Rasa, I’m keen to try out this recipe but have a couple of questions – once the salmon is in the skillet you say we have to wait until it’s half done after which we must add in the garlic and sauce. Does the salmon stay in the pan once the garlic and sauce are added? Secondly, at what temperature do you broil salmon, for how long, and do we add the sauce to the salmon when broiling? Thanks a million in advance!

Thank you for this recipe. How long do you have to cook the salmon until its ‘half way done’ and at what temperature? Medium heat, high heat? And also, how long do you do have cook (total time) before putting it in to broil? I’m not the best at cooking salmon, so just wanted to get some more instruction on that.

I’m making this tonight with some changes (the original sounds awesome); instead on using 2 steps I will use as a marinade (20 min each side) and broil. I think this will be tasty too, I will let you know.

Thank you for this recipe. How long do you have to cook the salmon until its ‘half way done’ and at what temperature? Medium heat, high heat? And also, how long do you do have cook (total time) before putting it in to broil? I’m not the best at cooking salmon, so just wanted to get some more instruction on that.

Hi Rasa, I’m keen to try out this recipe but have a couple of questions – once the salmon is in the skillet you say we have to wait until it’s half done after which we must add in the garlic and sauce. Does the salmon stay in the pan once the garlic and sauce are added? Secondly, at what temperature do you broil salmon, for how long, and do we add the sauce to the salmon when broiling? Thanks a million in advance!

Hiya, I’d like to make this tonight, but you didn’t answer the question above, which was the same one I have – does the *salmon* stay in the pan when you add the garlic and sauce? If not, do you put it back in after the sauce is reduced? I would think if you left the fish in all that time, it’d get overcooked. But you don’t say.

I cooked you Honey Garlic Salmon the other night and it was so delicious that I am going to cook it again tonight. I’m not a big fish eater, but I am required to eat more fish by my doctor. Your recipe made it much easier and more enjoyable. Thanks so much! Marilyn Evans

I made this last night for dinner using fresh salmon. I decided to use the vinegar rather than the lemon juice. Delicious!! I loved the sauce and will probably double the recipe next time. My husband really liked this recipe too. Will definitely make this again. Thanks for sharing!

I made this recipe but changed it from pan-frying the salmon to baking the salmon and it turned out amazing! This sauce combination with the spices is amazing and super easy to make! Will definitely be returning to this recipe!

Made this crazy-quick dish for dinner the other night. After one bite, my husband said, “this one goes in ‘the book’!” I have to agree. We used a wild-caught Sockeye, and the cider vinegar. The flavor was outstanding.

Hi. Would I prepare it the same if my Salmon doesn’t have skin on it? I tend to overcook salmon. My family loves it. I just haven’t learned how to prepare it. :( I’m going to make this tonight. Fingers crossed. Hopefully, you can answer my question b4 tonight lol

Dear Bee, I made this salmon dish recently and it was delicious as well as easy!! I put a little more garlic in it, but otherwise followed the recipe. I’ll keep coming back for more recipes because the ones I’ve tried have been great!! Thanks ever so!!

I found this recipe when I googled for salmon recipes. I didn’t want to make a soy sauce based salmon dinner and this fits perfectly. I had all the ingredients including the cayenne pepper. I broiled in the pan at the end. It turned out perfect. This is my new salmon recipe from now on. Everybody in my family loved it!

I made this recipe last night for my husband and I and we both really liked it. It was quick and easy to prepare too! The honey keeps the lemon from being overpowering and adds so much of the flavor. Thank you for sharing it, I have added it to my “favorite recipes” list.

Seriously the BEST salmon I’ve ever made. Sooo delicous. My two teens who don’t normally like salmon devoured it! So glad I found you (via Pinterest)! Turned out EXACTLY as shown in your photo… beautiful presentation on plate with lemon. :)

Hi Kristen, awww thanks so much for trying my honey garlic salmon. I am so happy to hear that your family love it. I have a ton of salmon recipes, chicken recipes and dinner recipes, you can check out all my recipes here: https://rasamalaysia.com/recipe-index-gallery/

I love what you shared but I also love the Chicken with the Dijon Mustard & Parmesan cheese. SCRUMPTIOUS LOOKING. Will definitely be trying that & will let you know how it came out & taste too. Thank you very much.

Hi Rasa, for the Honey Garlic Salmon Recipe, the ingredients call for 1/2 lemon, sliced into wedges. The instructions say to “Mix the honey, water, apple cider vinegar,lemon juice and pinch of salt together.” How much lemon juice should be added here? Do we squeeze the other half of the lemon and add that juice? It seems like that measurement is missing from the recipe. Thank you.

I think my husband would love this. I fix salmon for him weekly..His favorite is this….put a salmon steak on nonstick foil in a baking dish with sides…sprinkle with lemon pepper and coat the top with crushed smoked/salted almonds…top with a slice of real butter…bake at 400 degrees for about 20/25 minutes… I have been fixing his fresh crappie (he is a fisherman) like this as well and he loves it…even eats it cold.

The Honey Garlic Salmon recipe looks great! Do you think one could simply mix up the sauce ingredients and baste the salmon with it as it was being grilled? It is so warm right now that I simply hate to heat up the stove.

Hi Bee,

So glad I found your website! My family loves Asian food and everything here looks so fresh and delicious. We are in Orange County, too, a little more south in Coto de Caza. My son even works at an Asian restaurant in Mission Viejo called Shabu. I want to get a wok and I’m hoping you can tell me which one you recommend and where I might get it. Thanks so much,

Hi Lori, thanks for your comment and I am so glad that you have found me. :) I don’t really have any brand to recommend as I bought mine from an Asian store in San Gabriel valley, and there is no brand. I like carboon steel wok though, it’s lighter but with wok you need to season why and keep it dry. You can check out my cookbook Easy Chinese Recipes (on Amazon) for more details. :)

You literally made my life easier right now! I have a couple portions of salmon in the freezer, and I was stuck on what to make for dinner. Problem solved. I think that using a bit of maple syrup would make a nice dish too…!

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The Best Healthy Fast Food Options

Fast-food stores are plentiful and fast food has the reputation of being unhealthy, while an increasing number of large chains are adding more nutritious options to their menus.

Sockets that allow more customization of orders tend to have lower calorie or more feeder selections. However, there are currently healthy options on the menu of the largest fast-food chains.

In this article, we'll look at the overall calorie, fat and saturated fat content to find some of the healthiest options that seven big fast-food chains have to offer.

Note, however, that calories and fat are only two aspects of how healthy a meal is fed. If a person eats only fast food, it is not possible to get the necessary nutrients such as vitamins and fiber.

1. Subway

Sandwich with cheese and vegetables

One person can customize Subway sandwiches to choose healthy fillings.

Metro specialize in deli style sandwiches or "sub". As a person can customize every "sub", Subway can be one of the healthiest healthy fast-food chains.

Some of the best sandwich options are on the Subway's Fresh Fit menu. The 6-inch Turkey Breast sandwich with nine wheat bread contains 250 calories and 3 grams of fat, including 0.5 g of saturated fat.

A healthy vegetarian option, Veggie Delite in nine wheat bread. This "bottom" contains only 2 g calories, does not contain 2 g total fat and saturated fat. It also has one of the lowest sodium levels (salt) compared to other sandwiches.

Subway also offers salads that can be a low-calorie alternative to a sandwich. All salads include lettuce, tomatoes, spinach, onions, cucumbers, green peppers and olives.

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2. Taco Bell

Taco Bell is another great fast-food chain with a variety of healthy options. The ability to personalize each order allows people to choose more vegetable-like nutrients.

According to Taco Bell's website, three-quarters of its menus are under 500 calories. Some of the lowest calorie options are the Fresco menu, which uses regular sauce and cheese instead of vegetable based salsa.

One of the healthiest options is Chicken Soft Taco. Each taco contains about 170 calories, 8 g fat, containing only 3 g of saturated fat.

Bean Burrito is a vegetarian option containing 11 g fat, 380 calories, including 4 g of saturated fat.

3. Chipotle

Vegetable burritos

Vegetarian options are lower in fat than meat options.

Chipotle is a Mexican-style chain that specializes in tacos and burritos. Similar to Subway and Taco Bell, Chipotle allows people to customize their meals to include healthy choices.

Healthy options are burritos or white rice instead of white rice. In a chicken bowl bowl containing fresh tomato salsa and brown rice, there are 415 calories, 13 g fat and 4 g saturated fat.

For a lower calorie, vegetarian option, people can choose a plate of bean curd, brown rice and a sofritas patty with lettuce. It contains 365 calories, 10 g fat and 1.5 g saturated fat. Adding sauce will increase the number of calories.

4. McDonald's

McDonald's had the reputation of being unhealthy, but they recently reaffirmed themselves to offer a variety of fresh and nutritious ingredients. Some of these changes may be cosmetics, while McDonald's has better options.

Fillet-O-Fish contains 390 calories and 4 g of saturated fat from 19 g of total fat. Bacon Ranch Grilled Chicken Salad contains only 320 calories and 6 g of saturated fat from a total of 14 g.

5. Burger King

Burger King is one of the largest burger chains in the United States, but has a limited number of healthy options. But some choices are a little healthier than others.

It contains a normal, simple hamburger, 10 g total fat, 3.5 g saturated fat, and 240 calories. Grilled Chicken Sandwich contains 470 calories, 3.5 g saturated fat and 19 g fat.

BK Veggie Burger can be a healthier option among these examples. Contains 2,5 g of saturated fat, 390 calories and 17 g of fat.

6. Wendy

Baked potato with knife, sour cream and cheese filling on plate

Baked potatoes can be a healthy fast-food option.

Wendy is another common fast-food chain that allows people to personalize their orders to make their choices healthier.

The menu of the chain is not abundant in healthy options, but some meals are able to customize to lower the calorie content.

Salads are also available, and if a person chooses some of the half-size salad choices, they can stay below 500 calories.

With a few vegetarian options at Wendy's, Sour Cream and Chive Baked Potatoes

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