Sunday 2 November 2014

Salmon with Brown Sugar and Mustard Glaze

Honestly,  I don't know who Bobby Flay is. And here's the brief introduction of Bobby Flay by Zoe from Bake for Happy Kids  :
Accordingly to Wikipedia and American TV, Bobby Flay is a star. He is a famous American celebrity chef and also the owner of several restaurants: Mesa Grill, Bar Americain, Bobby Flay Steak, Bobby's Burger Palace and Gato. Besides cooking, Bobby is also a popular reality TV personality. He has hosted 13 cooking shows on Food Network and Cooking channel and also appeared as a guest in many programs.

Aha ! Now I know ! .... he is a star ! ... a famous celebrity chef ! ... obviously, I wanna cook like a star ... hee.. hee lol !  

Here, I've chosen Salmon with Brown Sugar and Mustard Glaze for their (my girl and my sister in-law) weekend dinner at home. 

Recipe adapted from Bobby Flay, below version with slight adjustments made to the quantity and to our taste.

Salmon with Brown Sugar and Mustard Glaze
Serves 2 persons

1 tablespoon light brown sugar
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon finely grated ginger

Vegetable oil
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 salmon fillets (about 80 - 95g each)

Melt the brown sugar, honey and butter in a small saute pan over medium-high heat. Remove from the heat and whisk in the mustard, soy sauce, olive oil and ginger. Let cool.

Preheat grill to medium heat. Brush salmon with vegetable oil and season with salt and pepper to taste.

Place the salmon skin side down on the grill. Coat the flesh of the salmon fillets with the brown sugar mixture. Grill for 5 to 7 minutes to medium doneness, turning once after 3 minutes.

Dinner is ready !
Ha ha ... shuttering picture ... indecisive
in placing the knife and fork
Main Course:
Salmon with Brown Sugar and Mustard Glaze

Side dishes:
Tomatoes & lettuce drizzled in olive oil
Pan-fried potatoes with onions and dried rosemary leaves

Some cut fruits

Mom : how,  do you like this salmon ?
Girl : yes, very nice !
Mom : how do you compare this dish with the first salmon dish (lemon & almond baked salmon) I cooked for you?
Girl : different taste ... that lemon & almond baked salmon is lemony flavour,  full of herbs fragrant too. This mustard glaze salmon taste sweeter but the salmon texture is slightly better ... flaky texture very nice.
Mom : Oh ! meaning ... I've improved in cooking fish ! Well done!
Girl : Salmon cannot be well done, over-cooked not nice.
Mom : I praised myself "Well done" ... not the fish ! Ha ha !^-^

Enjoy & Happy cooking !

I'm submitting this post to Cook like a Star event - Bobby Flay organised by Zoe from Bake for Happy Kids, Yen from Eat Your Heart Out and Grace from Life can be simple 


  1. Bobby Flay is one of the yummiest celebrity chef with his boyish good looks on Food Network Channel. He's a reputable Iron Chef too.

  2. I've never cooked any Bobby Flay recipe prior to this too..... but liking the recipes I've tried so far. Your salmon looks yummy, thanks so much for joining us in CLAS! -Yen

    1. Thanks Yen. I had actually wanted to try Honey-Mustard Glazed Pork Ribs but I don't have apple cider vinegar, so switched to this salmon dish since my girl likes salmon.

  3. A healthy meal you have cooked.....and I gave you two thumbs up since you have improved. I think Im way behind.

  4. Hi Karen,

    It is alright to praise ourselves!!! :p This is how I motivate myself with cooking too :)

    I like your brown sugar salmon... sounds sweet and sticky.

    Nice shuttering picture... Cute!


    1. Thanks Zoe. Indeed felt very encouraged and motivated when received compliments especially from the loved ones ^-^!

  5. Karen, your plating is very attractive. Just look only, I know your salmon is delish!

    1. Hi Phong Hong, I know you like salmon too ... thanks!

  6. Nice & yummy dinner you had made for you kids,you such a wonderful mom,not like me...hahaha

    1. Thanks Fion. You too, a great mom who cooks and bakes yummy-licious food for your family. Let's加油together ^-^!

  7. good morning karen, not only you are cooking like a star, your family i'm sure will give you 5 stars too for your home cooked delicious meals!

  8. Oh Karen, you have inspired me to make something from Bobby Flay now. YUMMIE!!

  9. You're a cooking star in my book Karen! I'm not a huge fan of Bobbie Flay but I must say, in your creative hands this salmon looks oh so delicious!

    Thank you so much for sharing, Karen...

    1. Hi Karen!
      Just thought I would pop by to let you know you can join Coobook Wednesday any day between now and next Tuesday. Next Wednesday will start a new one. So dig out a cookbook and join in the share:) (Even Bobby Flay is welcome, lol) I can't wait to see:)

    2. Hi Louise, thanks for the update :D

  10. Hi Karen, Bobby Flay is one of my favorite chef's, I bet this is a wonderful recipe. Love salmon!

  11. Woe! Very ho chiak dish...anymore for me ??? Hehe

  12. Hi Karen,
    Sometime, it is good to praise ourselves hor!
    Oh! Your plating looks great!
    I know I will love your salmon cause I love salmon.. lol

  13. Hi Karen, this looks good. I love salmon.


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