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Green Curry Poached Salmon

  • Author: Madeline
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Saute and Simmer
  • Cuisine: Thai American


Poach salmon filets in a rich and creamy green curry sauce.


  • 2 filets of salmon
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger
  • 1 serrano pepper 
  • 2 tbsp thai green curry paste
  • 1 cup coconut milk – I used full fat
  • 1 cup vegetable broth


  1. Mince garlic, ginger and serrano pepper
  2. Pat salmon dry and season on front and back with salt
  3. Heat avocado oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat
  4. Once the oil is hot, sear each piece of  salmon on both sides for 2 minutes each side
  5. Remove the salmon from the pan, but leave the excess oil behind and reduce the heat to medium-low
  6. Add garlic, ginger, pepper, and green curry paste to the pan and saute for 3 minutes stirring frequently
  7. Combine coconut milk and vegetable broth and pour into the pan
  8. Increase heat to med-high until sauce bubbles
  9. Reduce heat to med-low and simmer for 5 minutes stirring occasionally 
  10. After 5 minutes place salmon in the pan skin side up and continue simmer for 6 minutes occasionally spooning the sauce over the salmon
  11. Serve over rice, veggies, or noodles

Keywords: poached salmon, poached salmon recipe, green curry poached salmon

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