Favourite Son was popping in around dinner time on his way back from Splendor in the Grass Music Festival, with a bit of a cold, needing something flavoursome and hearty. Instead of serving the salmon fillets whole as part of my intended meal - I simply cut the fillets into chunks, added a few more veggies and had enough for 4 people - fast, fresh, delicious. And, yes, he gave his Mum a big hug thank you! Aaah! Enjoy! Colleen
|Salmon Thai Red Curry by Feed Your Inner Cook|
Preparation 5 minutes
Cooking 15 minutes
Packet of long-life noodles (I used Hokkien) Soak in boiling water for a couple of minutes, drain then add noodles to pan just before serving
2 Salmon fillets (approx 120gm each) or Chicken thigh fillets etc - cut into chunks about 1 inch square (roughly)
check your veggie crisper for what works with Thai flavours (eggplant, broccoli, those half capsicums, cauliflower, cabbage - great way of combining a few vegg)
This is just a suggestion of veggies to use
2 onions - sliced
2 cloves garlic - crushed
Capsicum (red, green, yellow) sliced
1 zucchini - cut into large half-moons
1/2 cauliflower - cut into florets
1/2 cabbage - shredded
3 shallots - sliced into 2 inch batons
2 handfuls baby spinach leaves
1 tin good Coconut Milk (approx 270ml)
2 -3 tablespoons Thai Red Curry Paste (use to your taste)
some chopped lemongrass (optional)
some grated ginger
1/2 - 1 teaspoon Dried Chilli flakes - or use fresh (optional)
Fish Sauce or Soy Sauce (optional)
Some Thai Basil leaves for garnish (optional) I have some in my herb garden
Roasted nuts or Cashews for garnish (optional)
while the fish is cooking - Boil some water, soak your noodles for a couple of minutes in a bowl, drain and leave aside.
Heat a pan and add a splash of oil
Gently cook the salmon pieces, turning carefully until almost cooked through. Remove from pan into a bowl and keep aside until end.
Add a little more oil to the pan and cook the onions, then add Red curry paste. Stir well.
Stir in the garlic, ginger, lemongrass and the chopped veggies. Add the veggies depending on how long they take to cook - eg spinach last as it wilts so quickly
When veggies are half cooked - add the coconut milk, and stir well.
Add the remaining veggies that need minimal cooking and stir through.
Now taste - do you need extra curry paste, heat, pepper, salt (Fish Sauce/Soy Sauce) - adjust and add to your taste. Cook through and stir in well.
Return the fish pieces and the noodles to the pan and stir gently through so they are warm.
Serve with the optional basil / nut garnishes