Red Thai salmon curry

Red Thai salmon curry

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Cooking time

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 10 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

Make this as spicy as you like and experiment with different veg. It will soon become a last minute favourite

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Easily doubled / halved
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
326
protein
27g
carbs
5g
fat
22g
saturates
9g
fibre
2g
sugar
4g
salt
0.46g

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp vegetable or sunflower oil
  • 1 tbsp Thai red curry paste
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 250ml reduced-fat coconut milk
  • 500g skinless salmon fillets, cut into chunks
  • 200g pack trimmed green beans
  • coriander or basil, to serve

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Method

  1. Heat the oil in a large pan, then add the curry paste. Stir in the onion, then cook gently for about 5 mins until softened. Pour in the coconut milk and bring to the boil. Reduce to a simmer, then add the salmon chunks and beans.
  2. Leave to gently simmer for 5 mins until the fish flakes easily and the beans are tender. Scatter with the coriander or basil, and serve with plain rice.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, September 2007

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horseyh's picture
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Tasty recipe, adapted it by adding two cloves of crushed garlic, a thumb size amount of ginger and juice of 1 lime (as recommended below). Also added two peppers. Lovely taste and the salmon worked well. Quick and easy to make.

abcdefghijord's picture
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I've done this with salmon and chicken now. The salmon was my first attempt which was okay (the salmon was beautiful) but the second attempt with chicken was amazing! I used minced ginger, garlic and chilli flakes after frying the finely diced onions before adding the red thai paste, I think it added more depth and flavour to the paste. I added babycorn as I didn't think green beans was enough the first time then added the coconut milk and chicken. I added coriander a few minutes to the end of the pan and served with brown rice. I let my coconut milk reduce down which allowed time to cook the chicken thoroughly, I prefer it reduced so there isn't too much sauce. Will definitely be making this with either salmon or chicken in the future, it was lovely! It definitely needs seasoning though, for those saying it is bland it all relies on the thai paste but adding the extra ginger, garlic and chilli gives it a better flavour profile but still relies on the paste for overall taste.

alisonpg's picture
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Superb, quick and easy to make recipe. This is one of our favourites and we make it regularly. I think the reviewers who say this is bland need to look for a better red curry paste, get a good one and this recipe is great! We always double the amount of green beans and frozen ones work great.

pikolet's picture

I have not enjoyed something I have cooked this much in ages. If I could I would give it ten stars. I added a green and red pepper as well as the other vegetables and squeezed half a lime over the whole lot. Otherwise I stuck to the recipe. The coriander really is a must. Mmm mmm!!!

jiggler69's picture
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This dish is ok. As many reviewers have said it is a bit bland for what is described as a 'thai curry'. On my second attempt I seasoned the fish with more vigour, and added ginger and lime juice as many others have suggested. With this amendment its worth 4 stars especially given how quick it is to make.

olcoleman80's picture
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Very very bland indeed, will try lislec's enhancements (below), but would not cook following this exact recipe again.

fionarichardson's picture
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Made this on Wednesday. It was super easy and quick. I should have seasoned it more as it was a bit bland. Will definitely make again and add fish sauce, lime, chilli, spring onions and palm sugar as suggested by someone in the comments below. The beans were squeaky so will add them earlier and probably more veg.

Millsybabe's picture
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I have cooked this recipe twice now. The first time with smoked salmon and the second time I added chicken instead of the salmon. It was delicious on both occasions.

amye_123's picture

Really lovely quick meal. I served this with Thai style noodles-yummy. Really impressed with the taste of the salmon in this dish.

rwalmsley's picture

This dish was delis, I used chicken instead and you cannot go wrong with it, quick, easy tasty tea.

lislec's picture

Not good if you are used to eating good thai food - this was dull even with a red thai paste that I swear by. This dish needs some fish sauce, lime, chilli, spring onions and a dash of palm sugar to lift it and add some depth of flavour. Seeing as these ingredients take moments to add to a dish but will make it a million times better I'm amazed they've been left off the recipe.

reigategal's picture

Invest in a good paste and this is delicious! I concur with other reviewers, add the beans in a few minutes before the salmon. We added chopped red pepper in between the beans and fish which worked out well.

maxineacikgoz's picture
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Delicious but the green beans take a lot longer to cook than the salmon so Next time I would add them into the mix a few minutes before the fish.

delidaz's picture
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Really delicious!!! Made this many times already and it's one of the quickest and best recipes for midweek dinners. Thank you!!!

bowdenei's picture
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Only 3* for me. Maybe it was my curry paste but it was a bit bland. Needed to cook it longer for the beans. Needed salt I found. The cilantro was nice though on top of the dish. Would try again with a different curry paste and see if that makes a difference.

ningwa's picture
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Very easy & quick to make, added some salt..Really tasty!!Loved it..!!

jalapeno1's picture

Very quick and easy! I added extra veggies: red peppers, peas and mangetout peas instead of green beans. Added salmon cubes as the last step when all the veggies were almost ready. It came out delicious! Will definitely be making it again!

mikeclough's picture

Very tasty!

I used Tesco Thai Red Curry Paste.

I softened the onion in the oil first, then added the paste and cooked for a few minutes more. After adding the green beans to the coconut milk I cooked gently until the beans were just cooked. Then at the end I added the salmon chunks and cooked until they were just barely cooked.

I felt that if I'd followed the recipe the beans would have been hardly cooked at all.

kristinh9's picture
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This is super easy and quick! As not everyone in the family likes it spicy, I reduce the amount of currypaste - it is still very tasty.

09bongo's picture

really tasty and very easy - just a bit too spicy so would reduce red paste qty next time

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