Salmon Says

Hey guys! Thought I’d pop in real quick before I get back to battling my Google reader! There may be 218 unread posts, but I’m maaaaaaaaaakin’ headway! 😉

So, last week, I promised you guys a recipe…

But first, you have to do me a favor!

Say it with me now, “SAAAAAAAAAAM-on”

None of this sALmon stuff…because, you know, then my post title won’t make as much sense! 😉

Moving on!

My friend’s fiance returned home from Alaska a few weeks ago. While he was visiting the arctic oasis, he did a little fishing and well…much to the amazement (and later, panic) of my friend ended up bringing home a salmon big enough to feed an army! Knowing that her and her man would NEVER be able to eat the entire fish, she decided to share the wealth! And I couldn’t have been more grateful!

I swear it’s not just in my head, but this salmon was probably the BEST salmon I’ve ever eaten in my life!

Coconut Curry Salmon 2

So fresh…so flaky…so buttery smooth!

And if I had to describe this recipe in three words?

Gourmet….Succulent….and Quick!

Hmm, never thought those three words could go together, did you?

Coconut Curry Salmon & Grains

Coconut Curry Salmon with Spiced Grains

by Heather @ Kiss My Broccoli

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Keywords: grill entree seafood salmon coconut milk

Ingredients (Serves 4)

    For the Spiced Grains

    • 1 cup bulgur wheat (quinoa would also be a good choice)
    • 1/2 cup canned coconut milk
    • 1 1/2 cup water
    • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
    • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
    • 1/8 teaspoon ginger
    • S&P to taste

    For the Coconut Curry Salmon

    • 1 12 ounce wild-caught salmon filet, cut into 4 ounce servings
    • 1/4 cup canned coconut milk
    • 1 teaspoon curry powder
    • S&P to taste


    For the Spiced Grains

    Combine bulgur wheat, coconut milk, water, and spices in a medium pot and bring to a boil.

    Allow to cook for approximately 15 minutes or until most of the liquid is absorbed.

    Remove from heat and allow to sit for about 5 minutes to finish soaking up the coconut milky goodness.

    Fluff with fork, adjust seasonings as needed, and top with grilled salmon filet.

    For the Coconut Curry Salmon

    Preheat a grill pan (or better yet, an actual grill) over medium heat.

    Combine coconut milk and spices in a shallow bowl.

    Dip salmon filets in coconut milk mixture, turning to coat on both sides.

    Transfer filets to grill.

    Cook filets approximately 6-8 minutes, or until light pink halfway through the thickness of the filet.

    Turn and cook for another 5-6 minutes.

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    This dish was undeniably delicious! I couldn’t believe how it tasted like I had spent hours slaving over a hot grill (pan) yet only took about 20 minutes for it to all come together!

    Coconut Curry Salmon

    And it tastes even better with sides like fresh steamed greens and some cinnamon roasted sweet potatoes (loved my little purple people eater sweet potato that I snagged on my last trip to Whole Foods…sooo pretty)!

    If you could grill one thing…and ONE thing only for dinner tonight, what would it be?
    That’s easy for me! I’ve seriously been LOVING on some portobellos lately! Yummm!

    Don’t forget to check out my Gotein giveaway! There are still a few hours left to enter!
    (Giveaway closes at midnight CST!)

    PS, sorry for the weird font size stuff…I have NO idea what’s going on with the blog tonite! :-/

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