Grilled Salmon with Thai Curry Sauce and Basmati

Grilled Salmon With Thai Curry Sauce And Basmati Recipe

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Vicki Butts (lazyme)


Don't be afraid of the long list of ingredients - everything goes together pretty quickly.

From Gourmet, July 1997.


★★★★★ 2 votes

20 Min
20 Min


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  • RICE:

  • 1 c
    basmati rice
  • 1 1/2 c
  • 2 Tbsp
    unsalted butter
  • SAUCE:

  • 1 1/8 tsp
    fresh gingerroot, peeled, minced
  • 1 1/8 tsp
    minced garlic
  • 2 1/4 tsp
    peanut oil
  • 3/4 tsp
    ground coriander seeds
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    curry powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    thai red curry paste
  • 1 1/2 tsp
  • 3/4 tsp
    ground cumin
  • 1 1/4 c
    unsweetened coconut milk, well-stirred
  • 2 Tbsp
    tomato puree
  • 1 Tbsp
    soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    dark brown sugar, packed

  • 3 c
    green cabbage, finely shredded
  • 3/4 c
    cucumber, seeded, peeled, julienned
  • 3 Tbsp
    fresh coriander, finely chopped
  • 3 Tbsp
    fresh mint leaves, finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp
    soy sauce
  • 3 Tbsp
    unseasoned rice vinegar

  • 4 6-oz
    salmon fillets
  • ·
    olive oil, for brushing salmon
  • 1/4 c
    roasted peanuts

How to Make Grilled Salmon with Thai Curry Sauce and Basmati


  1. Make rice:
    Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. In a saucepan with an ovenproof lid bring rice, water, and butter to boil. Bake rice, covered, in middle of oven 12 minutes. Keep rice warm.
  3. Make sauce:
    In a heavy saucepan saute ginger root and garlic in oil over moderately high heat, stirring, until golden. Add coriander, curry powder, curry paste, paprika, and cumin and saute, stirring, 1 minute, or until fragrant. Whisk in coconut milk, tomato puree, soy sauce, and brown sugar and bring just to a boil. Remove pan from heat and keep warm.
  4. Prepare vegetables:
    In a bowl toss together all vegetable ingredients.
  5. Prepare grill.
  6. Brush salmon with oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. Grill salmon on an oiled rack set 5 to 6 inches over glowing coals until just cooked through, about 5 minutes on each side.
  7. Put each in center of 4 plates and arrange salmon on top. Top salmon with vegetables and spoon sauce around it. Sprinkle vegetables with peanuts.

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About Grilled Salmon with Thai Curry Sauce and Basmati

Course/Dish: Seafood
Main Ingredient: Seafood
Regional Style: Thai

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