This one-pan Thai coconut salmon is not only a show-stopper to look at, it’s also seriously delicious, easy to make and ready in 30 minutes. Crispy seared salmon simmered in a rich, slightly spicy, creamy coconut sauce. Loaded with veggies and sprinkled with some fresh basil. You’ll love it.
You might think this recipe is reserved for special occasions only, think again. This is a one-skillet, fast weekday-worthy dinner you’ll come back to again and again… but it’s also fancy enough to serve on a dinner party. That sweet, spicy combination of red curry, coconut milk and peanut butter is completely intoxicating. We also add a little squeeze of fresh lime juice for a hint of acid which helps to round out the other flavors. —Anna Chwistek | Serving Dumplings
Pat the salmon fillets dry with a paper towel and season all over with salt, pepper and sweet paprika.
Heat coconut oil in a large non-stick frying pan over medium high heat. Add the salmon fillets and sear, about 3-4 minutes on each side. Remove from the pan and set aside.
In the same pan, add onion, garlic and ginger. Cook for 2 minutes over low heat until fragrant. Add bell pepper, cook for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in tomato paste and curry paste, cook for 1 minute. Add coriander, cumin and red pepper flakes. Season with salt and pepper. Pour broth and bring to a boil.
Add bok choy, fish sauce and peanut butter. Stir to combine. Pour coconut milk and bring to a simmer.
Nestle salmon in the sauce. Sprinkle with lime juice and simmer for 3-5 more minutes or until the salmon is just cooked through and the sauce is slightly thickened. Remove from heat.
Stir in the basil leaves and serve with rice or some crusty bread. Top with extra red pepper flakes. Enjoy!