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! πŸ˜‰

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! πŸ˜‰

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 purpleΒ people eaterΒ 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 seriouslyΒ 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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    16 Responses to Salmon Says

    1. This salmon looks absolutely amazing! Thanks for sharing the recipe, Heather! πŸ˜€
      PS – I totally pronounce salmon as SAMon too. SALmon sounds like nails on a chalkboard to me. It sounds weird! πŸ˜›

    2. What fun we’ll have in the kitchen together– can’t WAIT πŸ™‚
      Anything coconut is amazing, so I have total faith this salmon and grain dish was out of this world. I recently made a lentil- coconut curry and coconut quinoa that was UH- mazing πŸ™‚
      You’re right- salmon from Alaska is SO much better than salmon caught in the states.

      • kissmybroccoli says:

        Oh girl, that lentil dish sounds great! My next mission in life is to create a lentil dish that is photogenic…hmmm! πŸ˜‰

    3. Looks divine – the perfect pink a salmon ought to be, what a treat!

      Thanks for the recipe for the bulgur wheat too, sounds great with coconut and spices πŸ™‚

    4. elise says:

      your title alone makes me smile. im all about the puns. who pronounces the “L” in salmon??? do people do that? anyway. im right there with ya on google reader catchup. ugh. i like too many people’s blogs i think!

      • kissmybroccoli says:

        Haha! I know, right?! There are just TOO MANY good ones! And yes, I can never get enough good puns! πŸ˜‰

    5. I’m glad that you used the wild caught stuff πŸ™‚

    6. Lizzie says:

      That salmon looks great! I love how you put coconut milk with it. πŸ™‚

    7. Nutmeg and salmon together, you are genius, have i mentioned that lately? πŸ™‚
      Picture looks good enough to eat, can’t wait to give this one a try!!!

    8. Paul wont let me cook tonight. he wants to go get thai sooo if I cooooould cook on the glorious grill tonight I would make THIS salmon, and my pesto lemon veggie kabobs to go with it. and MMMMMM all the way through it =)

    9. Gosh, I hear ya on the reader…I feel overwhelmed by it. I’m finally working through mine! The salmon looks amazing! I hope you have a great weekend Heather!

    10. printing this recipe as we speak πŸ™‚ you’re amazing, end of story

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