Valentine's Day Recipes you can make in minutes

Garlic Salmon with Manuka Honey

Note

Time: 20 mins
Serves: 4

Ingredients

4 wild caught salmon fillets about 1/2 pound or 250 grams each, skin off or on
Salt and pepper, to season
1/2 tbsp  paprika (mild, sweet or smokey)
tbsps butter
4 cloves garlic, finely chopped or minced
4 tbsps manuka honey
1 tbsp water
2 tbsps soy sauce
1 fresh squeezed lemon juice, (plus extra to serve)
Lemon wedges, for garnish

Steps

  • Arrange oven shelf to the middle of your oven. Preheat oven to broil/grill settings on medium heat. 
  • Season salmon with salt, pepper and paprika. Set aside.
  • Heat the butter in a skillet or pan over medium-high heat until melted. Add the garlic and sauté for about a minute, until fragrant. Pour in the manuka honey, water and soy sauce; allow the flavours to heat through and combine. Add in the lemon juice; stir well to combine all of the flavours together.
  • Add the salmon steaks to the sauce in the pan; cook each fillet (skin-side down if there's any skin) for 3-4 minutes or until golden, while basting the tops with the pan juices. Season with salt and pepper, to taste (if desired).
  • Add the lemon wedges around the salmon (adds a stronger lemon taste). 
  • Baste salmon one more time then transfer the pan to your oven to broil / grill for a further 5-6 minutes, or until the tops of the salmon are nicely charred, and the salmon is cooked to your liking.
  • To serve, drizzle with the sauce and a squeeze of lemon juice. Serve with steamed vegetables; over rice or with a salad.

Manuka honey Cheesecake with Raspberries

Note

Time: 15 mins
Serves: 2

Ingredients

4 lemon shortbread biscuits (about 85g)
140 g full fat soft cheese
50 ml double cream
1 tbsp caster sugar
2 tbsps manuka honey
125 g punnet raspberry
fresh mint leaves, for garnish

Steps

  • Sit 2 x 9cm metal rings on 2 small serving plates. Crush the biscuits in a bag with a rolling pin, then divide between the rings, pressing down to form the base.
  • Put the soft cheese in a bowl, then whisk together with the double cream, sugar and 2 tbsp honey until soft peaks form. Spoon the mixture into the rings, then spread the top flat. You can chill the cheesecakes now until ready to serve.
  • Crush a third of the raspberries with 1 tsp honey, then gently fold in the rest. Using a blowtorch, warm around the edge of the ring and lift off – or use a knife to run around the inside of the ring, and lift off. Spoon over the raspberries and serve.

Iced Sparkling Manuka Honey Lime Red Tea

Note

Time: 10 mins
Serves: 1

Ingredients

Red tea bags
Manuka honey
Fresh lime juice
Club Soda
Lime slices, fresh mint leaves, for garnish

Steps

  • Brew red tea according to package instructions, stir in honey and let cool. In a large pitcher, stir together the tea and lime juice, then top with club soda.
  • Serve over ice with limes slices, if desired.

Manuka Honey UMF® is renowned for its unique antibacterial activity properties, efficient therapy for digestive complaints ranging from acid reflux, gastritis, diarrhea, ulcers and fungal infections. 


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