Poached Salmon in Coconut Lime Sauce

Poached Salmon in a coconut lime sauce that tastes like a Thai coconut curry - except it's super quick and easy to make! Even though the salmon is poached, it's well worth searing lightly to brown for the extra flavour on both the salmon and in the sauce.

Poached Salmon in Coconut Lime Sauce

Ingredients:
  1. 4 salmon fillets , 180g/6oz each preferably skinless (Note 1)
  2. Salt and pepper
  3. 2 tbsp oil , separated
  4. 2 garlic cloves , finely grated
  5. 2 tsp ginger , finely grated
  6. 1 lemongrass , peeled, finely grated (Note 2)
  7. 1 tbsp brown sugar
  8. 1 tsp chilli garlic paste or other chilli paste, adjust to taste (Note 3)
  9. 400 g/14oz coconut milk (Note 2)
  10. 1 tbsp fish sauce (or soy sauce)
  11. 2 tsp lime zest (1 lime)
  12. Lime juice , to taste
GARNISH/SERVING:
  1. Fresh coriander/cilantro leaves , finely chopped (recommended)
  2. Finely sliced large red chillies (optional)
  3. Vermicelli noodles , soaked per packet, or rice
  4. Steamed Asian greens
Instructions:
  • Sprinkle both sides of salmon with salt and pepper.
  • Heat 1 tbsp oil in a non stick pan or well seasoned skillet over medium high heat. Add salmon, skin side up, and sear for just 1 1/2 minutes until golden. Turn salmon and cook the other side just for 1 minute, then remove onto a plate (should still be raw inside).