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Pan Seared Salmon in Coconut Sauce

Crispy pan-seared salmon in exotic coconut sauce is just what you need for the perfect dinner. Anything coconut always hits the spot with its deep flavours and taste. Start boiling some rice immediately before you start this irresistible recipe.

In this recipe, salmon is pan-seared to give a charred look and to be crispy, then simmered in coconut sauce filled with other easy-to-find ingredients.

Can Salmon Fillets Be Used?

Yes, but it has to be thawed if frozen and pat dried. You can’t use frozen salmon in this recipe because it needs to be perfectly seasoned. Cooking time will also be reduced. Be careful not to overcook the salmon. Searing time will be about 30 seconds on each side, and the cooking time inside the sauce will be approximately 3-5 minutes, depending on the thickness of the fillets.

Ingredients Used

  • Salmon
  • Coconut mill
  • For the Dry Ingredients: Salt, Black pepper, Garlic powder, and Paprika
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Red Bell Pepper
  • Chilli paste
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Spinach
  • Cooking Oil or Butter

How To Cook The Tastiest Salmon in Coconut Sauce

Check the recipe card at the end of this post for a detailed video.

  • Sprinkle the salt, black pepper, garlic powder and paprika generously on both sides of the fish. 

  • Add oil to a hot pan on medium heat and sear each side of the fish for about 1 minute. It’s not supposed to be fully cooked at this point.

  • Heat the butter or oil. Add the garlic and onion. Sauté for 30 seconds. Add the bell peppers, tomatoes, and chilli paste, stir, and cook for about 2 minutes.

  • Add the coconut milk, spinach, parsley, salt and black pepper. Stir well.

  • Place the salmon inside the sauce. Lower the heat and simmer for 5 minutes or until fully cooked.

  • Serve the sauce over rice, noodles or pasta. Garnish with parsley.

What to serve with this Salmon in Coconut Sauce.

I would highly recommend rice; it’s the best. Noodles, couscous, and pasta are also good. orF healthier options, quinoa, brown rice, and more.

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Pan Seared Salmon in Coconut Sauce

Crispy pan-seared salmon in exotic coconut sauce is just what you need for the perfect dinner. Anything coconut always hits the spot with its deep flavours and taste.
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Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: salmon, coconut sauce, fish
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 -5 Servings
Calories: 528kcal
Author: Claudy

Ingredients

To Season The Fish

  • 3 Salmon Steaks
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Blackpepper
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 3 tbsp Cooking oil

For The Sauce

  • 3 Garlic cloves minced
  • ½ Onion chopped
  • 1 Red bell pepper chopped
  • cup Cherry tomatoes halved
  • 2 tsp Chilli paste adjust or skip
  • 400ml Coconut milk
  • 2 cups Spinach chopped
  • 2 tbsp Parsley finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp Butter or oil
  • Pinch of Salt and Blackpepper to taste

Instructions

  • Sprinkle the salt, black pepper, garlic powder and paprika generously on both sides of the fish. Use your hand to rub it well.
  • Add oil to a hot pan on medium heat and sear each side of the fish for about 1 minute. It's not supposed to be fully cooked at this point.
  • Remove the fish and set aside.
  • Heat the butter or oil. Add the garlic and onion. Sauté for 30 seconds.
  • Add the bell peppers, tomatoes, and chilli paste, stir, and cook for about 2 minutes.
  • Add the coconut milk, spinach, parsley, salt and black pepper. Stir well.
  • Place the salmon inside the sauce. Lower the heat and simmer for 5 minutes or until fully cooked.
  • Serve the sauce over rice, noodles or pasta. Garnish with parsley.
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Nutrition

Calories: 528kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 1314mg | Potassium: 1183mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 3083IU | Vitamin C: 60mg | Calcium: 89mg | Iron: 6mg
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Hi, Welcome to my Kitchen. I am Claudy, a wife, content creator, food photographer, registered dental assistant and mom to 2 beautiful girls. I genuinely hope Claudy’s Recipes will be your first and final stop for any needed recipe.

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