Salmon and Sweet Potato in a Coconut Curry Sauce


Our seafood CSA keeps us supplied with a near-endless stream of salmon, and sweet potatoes are ubiquitous this time of year. So, how nice to whip out this easy weekday recipe from Mark Bittman’s book Kitchen Express.

Onions, LImes, Garlic, Ginger, Curry & Sweet Potatoes

Onions, LImes, Garlic, Ginger, Curry & Sweet Potatoes


Thinly slice up an onion and a clove of garlic, and, in a larger saucepan, saute them in some olive oil until the onion is soft. Add a couple pinches of curry and stir.

Simmering the Onions, Sweet Potatoes and Curry

Simmering the Onions, Sweet Potatoes and Curry

Dice two sweet potatoes and add them to the saucepan, along with a can of light coconut milk, the juice of half a lime, a splash of fish sauce, and diced ginger. Bring to a boil, and simmer until the sweet potatoes are soft – about eight minutes.

Add the Salmon Chunks

Add the Salmon Chunks

Cube two salmon fillets, add them to the pan, and simmer until the fish is cooked.

Sweet Potato and Salmon in a Coconut Curry Broth

Sweet Potato and Salmon in a Coconut Curry Broth

Top with chopped cilantro and the juice of the other half of the lime. Serve over brown rice. For a super healthy dinner, add wilted spinach on top of the brown rice.

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8 Responses to Salmon and Sweet Potato in a Coconut Curry Sauce

  1. Pascale says:

    Miam (translation yummy!)!! Tonight we had “The egg in a hole” with mushroom and all…only change is that I added parmesan and swiss cheese on top… delicious! And the kids loved how fun and original it was! Thank for inspiring me!

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  4. Pascale says:

    Made this recipe tonight it was excellent and everyone agreed, even the little one! Thanks

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