I was going through my recipe books, trying to decide on what to prepare for our Noche Buena meal, when I came across the recipe for Cheese Baked Salmon.
I had my first taste of Baked Salmon at Conti’s a few years ago and I developed quite a liking for it.
Wanting to prepare something similar for my family, I scoured the internet for a recipe which I tweaked, considering available ingredients.
It’s quite easy to make but the ingredients are a bit costly so I only make this dish during special occasions like Noche Buena.
- 2 pieces of salmon fillets, at least half a kilo each
- 9 cloves of garlic, finely chopped (use 2/3 of this for the marinade and 1/3 for the cheese topping)
- Juice of half a lemon
- 1 box (250 grams) Emborg Cream Cheese
- 5 tbsp Lady’s Choice Mayonnaise
- Marca Pina Parmesan Cheese
- 1 pack of frozen peas, corn and carrots
- 2 tbsp butter
- To marinate the salmon, season it with salt, pepper and garlic then sprinkle it with lemon juice. Set aside for at least 30 minutes.
- Using a hand-held mixer, whip the cream cheese until softened and fluffy then add the mayonnaise, garlic and parmesan cheese to taste
- Pat the marinated salmon dry and place it in an oven pan. Generously spread the cheese topping over the fish and sprinkle parmesan cheese on top.
- Bake at 170 degrees C for 35 to 40 minutes or until the topping turns golden brown.
- Serve with vegetable sauteed in butter.
This recipe serves 6 persons at 270 calories per serving.
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After attending a KIX channel event at SM Manila Activity Center, my daughter #ExhibitA and I looked for somewhere to rest and relax before braving the traffic going back home.
We spotted this branch of Macao Imperial Tea after going up a couple of floors. There was a long queue at the counter but we saw some hope of getting some seats at the back. (Which we did, thank heavens!)
#ExhibitA ordered a Grass Jelly Milk Tea (Php110) and while I got a Cheesecake and Pearl Milk Tea (Php120).
My daughter’s Grass Jelly Milk Tea had a slightly bitter and herby aftertaste while my Cheesecake and Pearl Milk Tea, on the other hand, had a subtle sweetness with some rich frothiness from the cream cheese (which is actually one of my favorite things).
Despite the crowd, we were able to enjoy our drinks in relative comfort, and in a trice, we were ready to journey on home.
This Macao Imperial Tea branch is located at Fourth Floor, SM City Manila, Ermita, Manila. Other branches may be found at:
- RTT Building, Tomas Morato Corner Timog Avenue, South Triangle, Quezon City (read my review here)
- Ground Floor, Unimart Supermarket, Oranbo, Pasig City
- Ground Floor, Circuit Makati, Olympia, Makati City
- Calle Bistro, Ground Floor, Ever Gotesco Mall, Commonwealth Avenue, Old Balara, Quezon City
- Fisher Mall, Quezon Avenue, Del Monte, Quezon City
- 780 Banawe Street, Banawe, Quezon City
- Second Floor, Lucky Chinatown Mall, Binondo, Manila
- Third Floor, Main Mall, SM Mall of Asia, Mall of Asia Complex (MOA), Pasay City
- 308 Aguirre Avenue, BF Homes, Parañaque City
So let me set the scene: there I was at SM Hypermarket with my daughter (#ExhibitA) all set to do some grocery shopping when we decided to have dessert at Auntie Anne’s. She ordered an Original Pretzel (Php65) because she all about the basic but still good kind of pastry, whatever that means, and a Chocolate Dip (Php25). I on the other hand was supposed to order my usual: an Almond Pretzel (Php80) and a Caramel Dip (Php25). However, I caught sight of these almond crunch-covered pretzel sticks so I ordered those instead, thinking they would just be cut-up versions of the pretzel that I love. It turned out, what I actually ordered was a pouch of Almond Cream Cheese Stix (Php90)!
Imagine my surprise when I bit into the warm and chewy, baked-from-scratch, almond-crunch covered and caramel-dipped pretzel and I got a taste of the mildy sweet and slightly tangy melted cream cheese inside the pretzel sticks! The experience combined three of my favorite things: almonds, caramel and cream cheese.
Plus, since I presented my BDO Rewards Card, I got 10% off on the total bill!
This is one mistake I don’t regret making.