“A spoonful of honey will catch more flies than a gallon of vinegar.”

By: musicisfoodoflove

Jun 26 2010

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Category: Recipes


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-Benjamin Franklin

If this is true, why do people work the way they do?  Why, in order to get a significant someone to fall for you, do you act uninterested?  Why, in looking at the world for the past 5000 years, have people not tried to help others, but rather, have shown how much more powerful they can be?  I agree completely with this quote, and you are always capable of bettering yourself, but this needs to be a universal idea in order for the world to run more smoothly.


That aside, today I invented a recipe that turned out to be stellar.  The long name:

Spicy honey and ginger glazed salmon with mango.

The short name:

–That’s up to you!! Any suggestions?

To go with this feisty food, I’ve picked a feisty song:

Santa Maria (Del Buen Ayre) -Gotan Project


-Preheat oven to 425° F
1 stick butter
1/4 cup honey
2/3 cup brown sugar
2 tbs ground ginger (fresh is always better, I just ran out)
1 1/2 tsp of lemon juice
2 tbs sriracha sauce

-In a saucepan, combine ingredients until it bubbles up, it should not take long, 4-5 minutes max.  Set sauce aside.
-Cut up one mango in relatively thin but wide slices.
-Get about 3-4 filets of salmon place in pan lined with foil.  Drizzle 2/3 of the sauce onto the fish and bake for about 10 minutes.
-Place one piece of mango on top of fish
-Pour the rest of the sauce on top
-Broil for 5-10 minutes, depending on how you like your fish cooked!

Serve with brown rice, sprinkle sauce on the rice…there will be plenty of sauce just for this!  I hope you enjoy it!

With love,



6 comments on ““A spoonful of honey will catch more flies than a gallon of vinegar.””

  1. This one I will try.

  2. That’s a pretty pic.
    I will have to try this recipe.
    Sounds like a lot of sweet and not enough acid but I’m game to try it.

    • let me know how it turns out for you, okay!?

      • I made the salmon with ginger/honey.
        It’s a good recipe generally speaking.
        The directions are clear and the cook time appropriate.
        The picture is a good approximation of the finished product. So in that regard I was very pleased.
        It is indeed a lot of sweet.
        The siracha is a good foil for the blast of sugar.
        Next time I make it, I will add in some sodium and drop back on the sugars probably by at least half for both.
        Up the acid a bit.
        Thanks for the recipe gals,it still was a good meal.

    • Hey! Thank you so much for trying it. How about this: my next recipe will be spicy, light, with no sugar! I have just the thing! Hope you’ll check back soon!

  3. Back again I served the salmon at lunch today for “The Chef”,my son who is a chef, I had added on top a sprinkling of kosher salt.
    He thought it was very very good. He noted that they fatty parts of the fish absorbed more of the siracha and were the tastier bites.
    He asked for the recipe and said he would layer mango sauted in siracha and glaze in a heaping mound before baking/broiling.
    I liked that idea.
    Let me know if you do anything with polenta I have been looking around for a new recipe.
    Thanks again,

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