Restaurant Re-Creation

Sunday night is an exciting night for us because we religiously watch the show “Next Food Network Star” with a laptop near us so we can live-tweet the show alongside some of our followers on Twitter.  Since the show always features fantastic looking food, we need a tasty dinner so that our stomachs won’t growl too much while watching.   A few weeks ago, we found ourselves at The Gourmet Whaler in Cold Springs Harbor, NY where we fell in love with the mango peach salsa that accompanied our fish tacos.  The cooking side of Foodie Pleasure decided Sunday was the perfect opportunity to try to recreate it. Here is the recipe

Honey Glazed Salmon with Mango, Peach and Pineapple Salsa (Serves 2)


  • 2 salmon fillets (3-4 oz. each, or as desired)
  • 2 servings quinoa or other grain of choice
  • Trader Joe’s Grilled Asparagus (because hey… it’s okay to be a little bit lazy!)

Glaze (This is hardly a recipe, talk about easy!)

  • 2 T. honey
  • 1 t. olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Mango, Peach and Pineapple Salsa (Makes plenty ‘cause we love it so much!)

  • 1 large or 2 small peaches
  • ½ a fresh mango
  • 3-4 pineapple spears
  • 1-2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 jalapeno, chopped with seeds removed
  • 3-4 T. cilantro, chopped
  • ½ small red onion, chopped
  • 2 T. pineapple or lime juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Mix all glaze ingredients together in a shallow dish.  Place salmon fillets over glaze and put in refrigerator to marinate for 20 minutes.  Flip salmon after 10 minutes so both sides are equally coated.
  2. While fish is marinating, mix all salsa ingredients and place in refrigerator for at least 20 minutes to allow flavors to marinate.
  3. Prepare desired grain and vegetable according to directions.  If you follow our lead and make asparagus and quinoa, everything will be ready at the same time for a warm, delicious meal!
  4. Heat a bit of olive oil in a pan over medium heat.  Cook fish for 5 min on each side or until desired doneness is achieved.
  5. Plate grain, vegetable and fish and top with salsa.  Enjoy!
Honey Glazed Salmon with Fresh Fruit Salsa, Quinoa and Grilled Asparagus

She says: Ladies, they say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.  If you’re looking for a relatively easy way to give that adage a try, this recipe is for you!

He says: I could eat this meal everyday (if she is willing to cook it, that is) especially the salsa. The salsa would go good with the chicken wraps I make. Maybe one day, I will learn to make it myself!

Making a fresh fruit salsa may seem like a lot of work, but really it’s just about chopping things up and allowing time for the flavors to marinate.  What are your secret “wow” dishes? Don’t be afraid to share them with us!

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