Red Thai salmon curry

Red Thai salmon curry

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(137 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

    Sunflower oil is made from pressing sunflower seeds and extracting the oil. It's usually…

  • 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
    Coconut milk in a glass, with half a coconut

    Coconut milk

    ko-ko-nut mill-k

    Coconut milk is not the slightly opaque liquid that flows from a freshly opened coconut –…

  • 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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colettetully's picture
24th Jan, 2012
It's lovely, very easy to make.
sascha's picture
22nd Jan, 2012
Used haricots verts instead of the thicker beans suggested. Delicious!
4th Jan, 2012
Very easy to make and tasty
3rd Jan, 2012
Just tried this, really good!. We added a bit of Garlic and some chopped up ginger at the onion softening stage. We will be having this again!
29th Dec, 2011
This recipe is absolutely delicious and super easy to make. I also added some spring onions, garlic and fresh ginger to the onions and curry paste. Tried once with chicken but is definitely best with Salmon. Can't wait to try a veggie version.
16th Dec, 2011
.sorry.....forgot to son used ''Blue dragon'' Red Thai paste !! :-)
16th Dec, 2011
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
26th Nov, 2011
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.
27th Oct, 2011
excellent recipe which was so quick to do, will most definitely make again.
21st Oct, 2011
Simple and delicious. It's going to become a regular!


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