Thai Red Curry Salmon & Coconut Brown Rice

by Kirsten on February 3, 2013 · 7 comments

in Main Dishes, Seafood


Thai Red Curry Salmon & Coconut Brown Rice

Man can’t live off cake alone unfortunately, and here is the proof! Thai Red Curry Salmon & Coconut Brown Rice was one of our flavorful and healthy dinner choices the other night. I am sure you have been wondering if all we eat is cake these days, but let me reassure you, I still cook dinner every night from scratch, but it has just been too crazy around my house to photograph most of our meals to share with you.

My family loves salmon and I purchase only Alaskan wild caught recommended by my pocket size fish guide for sustainable fish (print your own here). Since it is not always available I usually buy some extra to freeze which has been working out for me very well. The salmon stays very moist and fresh. Here I prepared the wild caught salmon with some spicy, but sweet Thai inspired paste. Served together with the coconut flavored brown rice this Thai red curry salmon made for a very flavorful dish that would be an excellent dinner choice to serve not only to your family, but also for guests.

I am always on the lookout for a new flavor profile to add to my barbequed salmon. This Thai Red Curry Salmon & Coconut Brown Rice dish will definitely stay in my recipe repertoire and be served again very soon. Give it a try and Enjoy!

Thai Red Curry Salmon & Coconut Brown Rice


Thai Red Curry Salmon & Coconut Brown Rice
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Asian, Thai
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Serves: 4
  • for the Rice:
  • 1 cup organic brown rice
  • 1 cup organic light coconut milk
  • 1.5 cups water
  • 4 organic scallions (green onions), green parts only, thinly sliced
  • for the salmon:
  • 20 ounces wild caught salmon
  • 1 Tablespoon Thai red curry paste
  • 2 teaspoon organic light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 Tablespoon. organic olive oil
  • 1 organic lime, cut into quarters
  1. for the rice:
  2. Bring the brown rice with coconut milk and water to a boil (closed lid).
  3. Continue cooking on lowest setting until the rice is done. At my altitude brown rice takes about 60 minutes, your cooking time may varies. (Reduce cooking time by using white rice)
  4. Mix cooked rice with scallions.
  5. for the salmon:
  6. Preheat your barbeque on high.
  7. Mix Thai red curry paste, brown sugar, soy sauce, sesame oil, and olive oil until a smooth paste forms. Set aside.
  8. Sprinkle salmon with salt and pepper and brush with red curry paste.
  9. Turn the heat of the barbeque down (400 F), place salmon in a fish basket and grill 3 to 4 minutes on each side.
  10. Take fish off the grill and let rest for 5 minutes.
  11. Serve fish on top of brown rice. Garnish with lime quarters.
You can also cook your salmon under the broiler in your oven like this: Turn on the oven’s broiler. Place a wire rack on top of a foil-lined baking sheet. Brush the wire rack with olive oil to prevent the salmon from sticking. Place the salmon on the wire rack and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Put the salmon under the broiler for 4 minutes.Brush the red curry mixture evenly over fish and continue broiling until the top turns brown and the salmon is cooked through, 2-4 minutes more.


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Pam April 16, 2013 at 10:17 am

This looks like a wonderful dish. I am always on the lookout for new salmon recipes.

Cathy at Wives with Knives January 15, 2013 at 6:55 am

Salmon is on the menu often here and I’m always looking for new and interesting ways to prepare it. The rice looks like a perfect accompaniment to the fish. Costco is a good source of wild caught salmon here too. Lovely meal, Kirsten.

Karen (Back Road Journal) January 14, 2013 at 7:24 am

I can’t wait to try your spicy red curry salmon. I cook a salmon dish with asian flavors but your grilled salmon sounds delicious.

Lea Ann (Cooking on the Ranch) January 13, 2013 at 2:29 pm

I’m always looking for a new salmon recipe. I’ll give this a try. Where do you buy your Salmon Kirsten? I am really interested in this rice recipe. I’m not a fan of plain brown rice.

Kirsten January 14, 2013 at 6:48 pm

If available, I purchase wild caught Alaskan salmon at our Costco and sometimes at Whole Foods (more expensive). I stock up on it if I can purchase it at Costco. At Whole Foods I ask for pieces that are still frozen.

Toni | Boulder Locavore January 13, 2013 at 10:38 am

This is my kind of food Kirsten. The flavors sound fabulous, it looks beautiful but simple to make and it’s healthy without compromsing flavor. I think we are all ready for this type of food after the gluttony of the holiday season!

Sue/the view from great island January 13, 2013 at 10:10 am

I’ll take this over a piece of cake any time—looks like you cooked it perfectly, what a color!

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