Garlic Honey Salmon on Coconut Black Rice

This Honey Garlic Salmon is pan-grilled, topped over creamy Coconut Black Rice and paired with Mango-Avocado Salsa for a light, refreshing meal that’s packed with flavor.

Garlic Honey Salmon on Coconut Black Rice

Nothing could be more routine than the life of a WAHM. Wake up, prepare breakfast and baon for Ykaie. Do an hour of work-out, if I can. Do some morning chores, put the laundry in the washing machine. Turn on the laptop and get ready for work.

Middle of the day is when I stop and prepare lunch, after which, it’s Twinkle’s turn to go to school. Very little exciting things happen when you’re a work at home mom. So when you receive packages like THIS (one below) from Rare Food Shop — my heart pumps with excitement! Well, especially because it’s food — and as if you don’t know it yet — I LOVE FOOD. I love eating and preparing food.

This box contains superior quality meat which you can only find at the RARE FOOD SHOP.

Just a little backgrounder, Rare Food Shop is the sister company of Rare Global Food Trading Corp., a company based in Metro Manila which specializes in supplying imported meat to hotels and restaurants since 2012. Two years after, it expanded its business and entered the seafood and poultry industry. Along with its sister company, Rare Food Shop, now delivers straight to any household quality meat, seafood and chicken with just a click! They have FREE SHIPPING for minimum orders worth ₱5,000.

What you can order at Rare Food Shop (also what’s in this box):

  • Angus Beef Ribeye (Dry-AGed, Prime, Bone-In)
  • Smoked Salmon
  • US Wagyu Ribeye
  • Lamb Rack
  • US Scallops
  • Salmon Sahimi

It was love at first sight when I saw the steak but since I’m trying to eat healthier, I started with the Salmon Sashimi. (The steak comes in later…hee). I marinated it in garlic, 7 Grains Skinny Seasoning, honey, and lime, and turned it into this delicious grilled Garlic Honey Salmon.

Garlic Honey Salmon on Coconut Black Rice

If I’m not too busy and as much as possible, I like having meals that are colorful. Diba nga, sabi nila, the more colorful your meals are, the more nutrients it contains, therefore you also get more nutrients.

So these Garlic Honey Salmon were topped over Coconut Black Rice. Instead of cooking the black rice in water, I added a cup of coconut milk and it became creamy when it was cooked. Perfect with the sweet and tangy grilled salmon. As a side dish, I also made Mango Avocado Salsa, making the meal refreshing and of course, more appetizing.

Garlic Honey Salmon on Coconut Black Rice

I figured I try to save the leftovers like “meal prep” for later consumption. I’m thinking kasi if I should do meal prep here at home to keep us on portion control. You know naman peanutbutter and Ykaie — both are happy eaters. It’s just a thought, though I haven’t really made plans ’cause nothing beats freshly cooked food.

And as if this meal is not exciting enough, three days ago, I received a letter saying that I was nominated as E! Food Icon of The Year at the E! Bloggers Ball 2018!

E! Food Icon of The Year at E! Bloggers Ball 2018

Wow! It was such an honor to be nominated alongside amazing food bloggers like Happy Tummy Travels, Manila Eat Up, and Eatsplorations. Thank you E! News!! I am kilig-to-the-bones-thrilled!

How about you mommies? Anything exciting that’s happened to you lately?

Garlic Honey Salmon on Coconut Black Rice


Garlic Honey Salmon on Coconut Black Rice

  • Author: Peachy Adarne



Garlic Honey Salmon

  • 500g skinless salmon fillet, sliced into 4 equal pieces
  • 6 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 tbsp Liquid seasoning, I used 7 grains Skinny Seasoning
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • juice of 1 lime
  • cooking spray for grilling

Coconut Black Rice

  • 2 cups Black Rice
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 2 cup water

Mango-Avocado Salsa

  • 1 Ripe Mango, peeled and iced
  • 1 avocado, peeled and diced
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 1/2 large white onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup (or more) cilantro, chopped
  • juice of half lime
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Marinate The Salmon: In a large bowl, combine crushed garlic, skinny seasoning, honey, and lime juice. Mix well. Place the salmon fillets and marinate for 30 mins -1 hr in the fridge.
  2. While Marinating Salmon, Cook your Coconut Black Rice in the rice cooker. Rinse the black rice with water. Then place the rinsed black rice, water, and coconut milk in your rice cooker just like any normal rice and it will cook automatically. If you don’t have a rice cooker, simply put it in a pot, bring to a boil, and simmer on slow heat until liquid is absorbed and rice is soft.
  3. Make the Mango-Avocado Salsa: Put all the ingredients in a pot and mix well. Set aside in the fridge to chill.
  4. Cook The Salmon: Grease your grill pan with cooking spray. Place the salmon slices on the heated grill and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side or until cooked through.
  5. To serve: Put 1/2 -1 cup of rice on a plate. Top with grilled salmon and mango-avocado salsa. Sprinkle with more chopped cilantro and garnish with lime slices on the side.

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19 Responses

  1. That looks so good. Salmon is one of my favourite things to eat. I always have it in the freezer.
    I am stay at home mom as well, transitioning to a work at home mom. Meal prep Subdays are definitely helpful.

  2. My husband will love this! I’ve never cooked with black rice before, I’m looking forward to trying it!

  3. This looks absolutely delicious. Your pictures are stunning. You also give great details in your recipe instructions. Thanks so much for this post!

  4. This looks so yummy! I love salmon and my husband loves garlic so this is a win! I am working on doing a better job meal planning.

  5. Sign me up for the salmon… it’s my absolute favorite! Thank you for the recipe, which we will be trying, and the beautiful pictures.

  6. Wow, this dish looks really yum! The presentation is so colourful and lovely. I can’t wait to try this recipe at home and see how awesome coconut black rice could go with the garlic honey salmon. Thank you for sharing this, and congratulations for the nomination!

  7. This looks absolutely delicious!! Thank you for sharing the recipe. I will definitely have to try it out.

  8. Looks like a great quick and healthy dinners option. I love the addition of the Mango-Avocado Salsa.

  9. Oh my! I love salmon and this looks awesome! I almost always order a salmon dish whenever we dine out. Sometimes I am happy, sometimes not. But this one looks so juicy. 🙂

  10. Grabe ma ang sasarap ng mga recipe mo ang mga ganda Pa ng pagkakaayos ng food. Talagamg mapapadami ng kain.

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I'm a foodie mommy living in the Philippines. I'm a mom to two daughters named PURPLE SKYE and PERIWINKLE MOONE and wife to a loving husband I fondly call peanutbutter♥. I am a foodie by heart, a coffee lover and a froyo and yogurt junkie. Learn more →






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