Category Archives: Savouries

Honey Mustard Salmon

It’s been a while since my last post as I have not had a lot of time (or to be honest, inclination) to blog over the past year. I had considered the idea of giving up food blogging altogether, but as it’s not generally my nature to give up something I have started, I decided that all it and I needed was a break from each other. I think occasionally, I need to take some time away from my passion in order to maintain my interest in it.

At any rate, here I am, back writing about one of my favorite topics. I’m also in the process of importing much of the content from an older blog into this new wordpress one. I don’t believe this recipe was transitioned, but as it is one of my favorite fish recipes, I will re-post it instead.

I don’t eat enough fish because I have very carnivore tastes. It usually takes a good slab of steak sizzling on the grill or lamb cutlets cooking over a barbecue to make my taste buds sing.

Although I don’t usually prefer fish if meat is an alternative, I really enjoy the delicate taste of salmon. This recipe for  honey mustard salmon  is super easy to prepare and is deliciously succulent. Although my  taste buds never burst into spontaneous song when I eat fish, it does hum a tune for this lovely salmon.

Hone Mustard Salmon | May You Cook It


4 Salmon cutlets

Approx 2 Tbs dijon mustard

Appox 2 Tbs honey

Approx 2 Tbs extra virgin olive oil

1 medium lemon

Salt and pepper


  1. Combine the mustard, honey and olive oil.
  2. Zest the lemon and add the zest and juice to the honey, mustard and oil.
  3. Rub salt and pepper into the salmon cutlets then add to the marinade. Refridgerate at least 30 mins.
  4. Preheat oven to about 200 degrees celsius and bake the salmon for about 15 mins or until golden and flaky.

Serve with steamed or stir-fried vegetables.

Ginataang Kalabasa

Ginataang Kalabasa is one of my favourite dishes and is delicious served on a bed of boiled Jasmine rice. You can pretty much use any cut of fish, chicken or meat with the dish. I prefer to use smoked cod, however my mother sometimes makes it with salted dried fish which is also great.

Ginataang Kalabasa | May You Cook It


1 onion, chopped
1 head of garlic, finely chopped
3 tomatoes, chopped
2 cups chicken stock
2 cups of cubed squash
2 Tbs fish paste
1 fillet of smoked cod, cut into cubes
3 pieces of filleted fish, cut into cubes
1/2 kilo of prawn, shelled and deveined (optional)
2 cups coconut milk
1 cup coconut cream
3 Tbs fish sauce
2 pieces long chili
1/2 ginger root, finely cut
2 Tbs cooking oil
Parsley for garnishing


  1. In a large saucepan, saute the onion and garlic in the oil.
  2. Add the tomatoes, ginger, chicken stock, squash, fish paste and coconut milk. Bring the mixture to a boil then simmer for about 20 minutes.
  3. Add fish, prawns, coconut cream, fish sauce and chili. Bring back to the boil and simmer for another 15 minutes.