Poached Salmon in Coconut Lime Sauce


  • 4 salmon fillets , 180g/6oz each preferably skinless (Note 1)
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 tbsp oil , separated
  • 2 garlic cloves , finely grated
  • 2 tsp ginger , finely grated
  • 1 lemongrass , peeled, finely grated (Note 2)
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp chilli garlic paste or other chilli paste, adjust to taste (Note 3)
  • 400 g/14oz coconut milk (Note 2)
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce (or soy sauce)
  • 2 tsp lime zest (1 lime)
  • Lime juice , to taste


  • Fresh coriander/cilantro leaves , finely chopped (recommended)
  • Finely sliced large red chillies (optional)
  • Vermicelli noodles , soaked per packet, or rice
  • Steamed Asian greens


  • Sprinkle each side of salmon with salt and pepper.
  • Heat one tbsp oil in an exceedingly non stick pan or well seasoned pan over medium high heat. Add salmon, skin facet up, and sear for simply one 1/2 minutes till golden. flip salmon and cook the opposite facet only for one minute, then take away onto a plate (should still be raw inside).
  • flip heat all the way down to medium low and permit pan to cool down.
  • Heat remaining one tbsp oil. Add garlic, ginger and lemongrass. Cook till garlic is lightweight golden ~ one minute.
  • Add sugar and cook for twenty seconds till it becomes a caramel (see video). Then stir in chili paste.
  • Add coconut milk and stir, scraping rock bottom of the pan to dissolve any bits stuck on the bottom into the sauce.
  • Stir in fish sauce, increase heat to medium. Simmer for two minutes.
  • Place salmon into the sauce, lower heat and simmer gently for four minutes, or till simply steamed.
  • take away salmon, stir in lime zest and juice to style. regulate salt to style with fish sauce.
  • Serve salmon over noodles or rice. Spoon over sauce, garnish with coriander and chili if victimisation. 

source http://recipetocooking.blogspot.com/2019/02/poached-salmon-in-coconut-lime-sauce.html

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