Red Thai salmon curry

Red Thai salmon curry

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(88 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 10 mins


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

  • Easily doubled / halved

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal326
  • fat22g
  • saturates9g
  • carbs5g
  • sugars4g
  • fibre2g
  • protein27g
  • salt0.46g
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  • 1 tsp vegetable or sunflower oil
    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil

    A variety of oils can be used for baking. Sunflower is the one we use most often at Good Food as…

  • 1 tbsp Thai red curry paste
  • 1 onion, sliced



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 250ml reduced-fat coconut milk
  • 500g skinless salmon fillet, cut into chunks
  • 200g pack trimmed green bean
  • coriander or basil, to serve


  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.

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Comments (105)

shantijan's picture

My son made this curry for us last week and it was fantastic. He used Salmon, whole baby sweetcorn, and deseed red and yellow chillies ...absolutely delicious hmmmm

ginoboy's picture

This recipe was absolutely terrible. I have made many fish curries before and this one was the worst. The paste is flavourless and cooks down into nothing. I ended up with spicy onion and a bit of milk. DO NOT USE THIS RECIPE (Waitrose have a MUCH better red thai curry recipe) I forgive the BBC for putting this on here, I can only hope my stomach can do the same.

kazzo123's picture

excellent recipe which was so quick to do, will most definitely make again.

thommich's picture

Simple and delicious. It's going to become a regular!

dawnienook's picture

Made this tonight for 1st time. really enjoyed it, added mangetout instead of green beans and used 3 x amount of paste as enjoy spicy food..very simple to make, will definitely make again but will add chillis next time x

dishymummy's picture

I made this for my children after school and it was really quick and easy. I added some lime juice, seasoning and a spoonful of sugar and it was really tasty. I served with noodles and peshwari nam but it would have been substantial served with just the bread.
I am going to make it for me and my husband tonight but will probably add more curry paste and some fish sauce.

hairybloke's picture

I also substituted red peppers for the green beans. The sauce perks up with a few dashes of fish sauce. I used a 400ml tin of coconut milk, since I felt that 250 ml didn't seem enough liquid, and even that didn't reach a level where it was cooking the salmon, so I had to do some constant careful stirring and turning. However, the result was really nice, served with basmati rice. I think a lot depends on your red curry paste, since they do vary in strength.
I would recommend the fish sauce though. It transforms most Thai curries into something special.

lovelyamanda's picture

This is one of my favourite curries, always goes down well and is absolutely gorgeous.

sweet-p's picture

Lovely! bought green thai paste by mistake, but it was still great. added a 1tbsp of fish sauce, 1 tbsp soy sauce and a 1 tbsp of worcestershire sauce and a sprinkle of palm sugar. I will definitely try it again, but with red thai paste this time.

tamyates's picture

I would highly recommend this dish. It was ready in 15 minutes and tasted delicious. I halved the amount of ingredients so that it was enough for two and served with fresh steamed vegetables to keep the calories down.

kirstyl's picture

Tasted lovely. Even my fish hating mother in law liked it. Added peas sweetcorn and red pepper to recipe. Next time will try adding prawns.

phwiiii's picture

delicious and so quick to make. definately one to be repeated.

soliphant's picture

Tasty dish although the green beans were still hard after the 5 mins simmering so had to simmer for longer and also added more coconut milk to have a bit more sauce.

dizzybec's picture

Yum yum, perfect mid week treat, whole family loved it.

brumleybrae's picture

I have made this a few times. The beans give a great texture so I always use them, but add garlic, and thinly sliced ginger (I love ginger!) and maybe some'exotic' veg if it's in the 'cheap' counter at the supermarket (Okra, baby cobs, little carrots etc.).

antonyglynn's picture

Delicious, quick and easy. I julienned a carrot and put it in just after the onions. I also put in the beans about a minute before the salmon. It turned out perfectly and the carrot was an improvement, to my taste.

ellenh's picture

really simple yet still tasty. It doesnt have the depth of a true thai curry, but is low in calories, and a greta quick midweek meal

shorshabae's picture

fantastic :) the recipe came out exactly as it looks in the picture, it was very easy and tastes gorgeous.

meg_86's picture

saw this a while ago and finally made it tonight, glad i did so easy to do! i added a couple of handfuls or spinach rather than the green beans, also added garlic with the onions, then the juice of half a lime and a few drops of fish sauce! Delicious! will definitely make again

clockworkpurple's picture

A fantastic recipe that I use quite often. I recommend putting the beans in at the same time as the onions, as otherwise I find they're not cooked enough (and I like my veg al dente!)


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