Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Wendell's Honey Garlic Salmon

Blown Away.  That's what I am with the "Superior Auto" mode of the RX100 III. Basically it works like this: the camera recognizes the scene, figures out which process is needed, takes multiple shots (if needed) and puts them together to make one picture. You can find out more here if you like. 

I have comparison shots below. All of the photos are SOOC (straight out of camera) JPGs with no post processing. What's interesting is that the camera chose totally different settings from me but with similar results. Not sure if it's because multiple shots are being put together that it's possible, but it chose a low ISO that I would never think could work given the dim lighting. 

The camera takes a smidgen longer to take a photo using Superior Auto, but it's still is a whole lot faster than me trying to figure out what settings to use. 

Superior Auto:  1/80, f4.0, 125 ISO

Me: 1/200, f5.6, 640 ISO

Superior Auto: 1/80, f3.2, 125 ISO

Me: 1/320, f4.5, 1250 ISO

Oh, and BTW, here's the recipe from Cafe Delites. The salmon was moist and delicious! 


  • ¼ cup butter
  • ⅓ cup honey
  • 4 large cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (juice of ½ a lemon)
  • 1.2kg | 2½ pound side of salmon
  • Sea salt, to taste
  • Cracked pepper, to taste (optional)
  • Lemon slices (to serve)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley


  1. Position a rack in the middle of the oven. Preheat oven to 375°F | 190°C. Line a baking tray / sheet with a large piece of foil, big enough to fold over and seal to create a packet (or 2 long pieces of foil over lapping each other lengthways to create your salmon packet, depending on the width of you fillet).
  2. In a small saucepan, melt the butter over low-medium heat. Add the honey, garlic and lemon, and whisk until the honey has melted through the butter and the mixture is well combined.
  3. Place the salmon onto lined baking tray | sheet. Pour the butter/honey mixture over the salmon, and using a pastry brush or spoon, spread evenly over the salmon. Sprinkle with a good amount of salt (about 2 teaspoons) and cracked pepper. Fold the sides of the foil over the salmon to cover and completely seal the packet closed so the butter does not leak.
  4. Bake until cooked through (about 15-18 minutes, depending on the thickness of your fish and your preference of doneness). Open the foil, being careful of any escaping steam, and grill / broil under the grill / broiler for 2-3 minutes on medium heat to caramelise the top. Garnish with parsley and serve immediately with lemon slices.


Anonymous said...

Hate to say it, but color saturation looks better with the auto; both are nice, though. Surprising slow shutter but resolution still looks good...

For your ice machine electricity usage, you can get a little meter called a Kill-A-Watt, they are all over amazon, you can get copies (like I did) for around $16 or so, they tell you in real time or over 24 hours, 1 week, or whatever, how much power is being consumed by the appliance. Real easy to use, you just plug your appliance into the meter, then plug the meter into the wall and it measures the power being used. I'm going to use it to see how much the different rice makers use to get a pot of rice finished, but you can use it on anything as long as the max draw is under 1500w or thereabouts, and its cheap. If you like borrow mine just lemme know. Not that you going fix da ice machine, but IF you do... hahahahahhahaa.


Honolulu Aunty said...

Yum, and awesome! So, this camera has a superior auto feature for camera dummies like me who like to just be able to point and shoot?


Susan said...

Yeah, idk camera mambo jambo language, but pics & salmon look awesome!

jalna said...

Hey Walt! Cool that Kill-A-Watt device! I bet that humonga lunk of an ice machine used plenty power. If Wendell ever fixes the beast, I'll let you know.

Aunty, I think I'm gonna become a point and shoot kind of person too!

Thanks, Susan!

Anonymous said...

Where is the 5D vs RX100 comparo?

jalna said...

Is that you, Kevin? LOL. Here's the comparison . . . 5 pounds vs. < 1 pound.

Leslie's pics said...

DAAAYYYUUMMMM I can't believe you're shooting JPEG too. Pretty impressive for such a small (and delicate!!!! - eeek!) camera!

Anonymous said...

jalna said...

Sooooo delicate, Les. And it's so tiny I don't know how guys with big hands and fingers can use it.

Unbelievable, Anon. And I'm still waiting on the Fuji.

K and S said...!