Monday, August 5, 2019

Poached Salmon in Coconut Lime Sauce

Poached Salmon made unique with a simple, outstanding Coconut Lime Sauce!! Tastes like a Thai coconut curry sauce – but it’s soon and easy. The trick is to caramelise garlic, ginger and lemongrass with a smidge of sugar earlier than including the coconut milk. It’s improbable what a difference it makes!

Poached Salmon in Coconut Lime Sauce

Poached Salmon in Coconut Lime Sauce in a black skillet, recent off the range in a position to be served

Poached Salmon
Poached fish has a foul reputation. The mere point out of it evokes visions of pale, overcooked, flavourless fish swimming in murky water.

It’s time for a makeover.

Enter – THIS Poached Salmon swimming in an outrageously tasty caramelised Coconut Lime Sauce with lemongrass, ginger and chilli. Poached fish via means of no means tasted so good!! 😂

This poached salmon is calmly seared on the outdoor first then we end cooking it via means of poaching in a clean Thai coconut curry sauce.
Close up of Poached Salmon in Coconut Lime Sauce in a black skillet

How to poach salmon
The “normal” technique to poach salmon comes to bringing a pot of water to the boil with some fundamental aromatics like lemon and sprigs of herbs, then the salmon is gently simmered till it’s cooked.

This isn’t my standard technique to practice dinner salmon. I miss the flavour you get from searing.

So my technique of creating poached salmon comes to calmly searing first THEN poaching within the similar skillet.

Coconut Curry Sauce – actual easy!
Looks like Thai Red Curry, tastes like Thai Red Curry…..

Sure, it doesn’t have fairly the similar depth of flavour – nevertheless it requires a fraction of the time and ingredients. I assume even these with superior South East Asian palettes will nonetheless be mighty inspired with the flavour of we take care of to get on this so soon and with so few ingredients!

Here’s what is going within the coconut curry sauce – and it’s all issues you'll be able to choose up at supermarkets.

Ingredients to make Poached Salmon in Coconut Lime Sauce

The one factor that some supermarkets might now not hold is Chilli Garlic Sauce which, simply due to the fact the identify suggests, is a spicy garlicky paste. But don’t fear ought to you can’t discover it – simply sub with any chilli paste, even when it’s now not Asian (eg Franks), OR use a chilli sauce like Sriracha.

Caramelisation makes all of the difference!
If you’re watching on the foods suspiciously, considering easily she’s exaggerating, how on earth can so few foods make a coconut curry sauce that tastes like Thai Red Curry? I don’t blame you. I’ll be trustworthy – I’ve tried a number of clean Coconut sauces earlier than and been disappointed.

So right the following are the 2 key issues on this recipe that upload depth of flavour into this otherwise clean sauce:

Sear the salmon first. Just calmly – so as to feature coloration and flavour to the salmon as effectively as leaving behind tasty brown bits within the skillet (it’s referred to as fond!) that provides flavour into the sauce. This is a cooking principal – via means of no means waste these treasured golden bits from searing things!
Caramelise the aromatics (garlic, ginger, lemongrass) with a contact of sugar. It’s outstanding how a lot additional flavour that provides to an otherwise clean sauce!
How to make Poached Salmon in Coconut Lime sauce

What to serve with poached salmon
There’s sufficient sauce to serve this over rice or, as pictured, with noodles. I’ve used vermicelli noodles right the following simply due to the fact they’re soon to practice – simply soak in boiling water for a number of minutes,

Add a area of steamed Asian greens and voila! A healthy, Omega 3 prosperous dinner on the desk in 20 minutes!!! – Nagi x

PS If you’re wondering if salmon is nice for you, the reply is yes, we must all devour additional of it! It’s prosperous in protein and Omega 3 fatty acids which do all varieties of nice issues for you – brain, joints and heart. So don’t shy clear of salmon simply due to the fact you assume it’s too fatty or too excessive in energy – it’s nice fat.

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Close up of fork choosing up vermicelli noodles smothered in Coconut Lime Sauce

Spoon drizzling Coconut Lime Sauce over Coconut Poached Salmon


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Spoon drizzling Coconut Lime Sauce over Coconut Poached Salmon
Poached Salmon in Coconut Lime Sauce
 Author: Nagi Prep: 10 mins Cook: 15 mins Total: 25 mins Mains Thai-ish
4.9 from 58 votes
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Recipe video above. Poached Salmon in a coconut lime sauce that tastes like a Thai coconut curry - besides it is tremendous soon and clean to make! Even although the salmon is poached, it is effectively price searing calmly to brown for the additional flavour on equally the salmon and within the sauce.


4 salmon fillets , 180g/6oz every preferably skinless (Note 1)
Salt and pepper
2 tbsp oil , separated
2 garlic cloves , finely grated
2 tsp ginger , finely grated
1 lemongrass , peeled, finely grated (Note 2)
1 tbsp brown sugar
1 tsp chilli garlic paste or different chilli paste, modify to style (Note 3)
400 g/14oz coconut milk (Note 2)
1 tbsp fish sauce (or soy sauce)
2 tsp lime zest (1 lime)
Lime juice , to taste
Fresh coriander/cilantro leaves , finely chopped (recommended)
Finely sliced big red chillies (optional)
Vermicelli noodles , soaked per packet, or rice
Steamed Asian greens


Sprinkle equally facets of salmon with salt and pepper.

Heat 1 tbsp oil in a non stick pan or effectively seasoned skillet over medium excessive heat. Add salmon, pores and epidermis area up, and sear for simply 1 1/2 minutes till golden. Turn salmon and practice dinner the different area simply for 1 minute, then take away onto a plate (should nonetheless be uncooked inside).

Turn warmth down to medium low and permit skillet to cool.

Heat final 1 tbsp oil. Add garlic, ginger and lemongrass. Cook till garlic is pale golden ~ 1 minute.

Add sugar and practice dinner for 20 seconds till it turns into a caramel (see video). Then stir in chilli paste.

Add coconut milk and stir, scraping the backside of the skillet to dissolve any bits caught on the backside into the sauce.

Stir in fish sauce, boom warmth to medium. Simmer for 2 minutes.

Place salmon into the sauce, decrease warmth and simmer gently for four minutes, or till simply cooked.

Remove salmon, stir in lime zest and juice to taste. Adjust salt to style with fish sauce.

Serve salmon over noodles or rice. Spoon over sauce, garnish with coriander and chili if using.CLICK FOR ALL >>>