Red Thai salmon curry

Red Thai salmon curry

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(123 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

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



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  • 250ml reduced-fat coconut milk
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  • 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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23rd Dec, 2014
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.
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29th Aug, 2014
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.
24th Jul, 2014
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.
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25th Jun, 2014
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!!!
3rd Jun, 2014
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.
2nd Jun, 2014
Very very bland indeed, will try lislec's enhancements (below), but would not cook following this exact recipe again.
22nd Mar, 2014
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.
21st Jan, 2014
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.
22nd Sep, 2013
Really lovely quick meal. I served this with Thai style noodles-yummy. Really impressed with the taste of the salmon in this dish.
6th Aug, 2013
This dish was delis, I used chicken instead and you cannot go wrong with it, quick, easy tasty tea.


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